Last Minute Vacations To Punta Cana
Punta Cana is a Caribbean gem located on the easternmost point of the Dominican Republic. Known for its long stretches of beach, Punta Cana is home to some of the best valued all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. This major resort area boasts more than 28,000 hotel rooms. The Punta Cana area is home to approximately 100,000 local residents.
Getting There, Getting Around & Other Transportation
After arriving from your flight to Punta Cana, take a taxi, helicopter taxi, a tour operated shuttle bus or rent a car to get you around town. There are free shuttles to Manati Park and Palma Real Shopping Village from the main hotels in Punta Cana.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Hotels and resorts along the sea are exactly what you will find in Punta Cana. With a multitude of resorts along the shore you can choose the one that suits your needs. The Tortuga Bay, Secrets Sanctuary Ca Capa, or the Zoetry Agua Punta Cana are just some of the gems you will find along the shore or in the city.
Dining & Nightlife
With a plethora of outdoor dining options in the city and along the beach, you will not go hungry in Punta Cana. Even if you do choose to hop off your resort for the day you will enjoy some delicious tastes of the Dominican Republic.
Outside In Bar and Restaurant
With its international cuisine, family friendly restaurant, late night specials and delicious desserts this is a perfect spot for a multitude of visitors.
An Asian inspired restaurant, which offers a perfect outdoor seating area, delicious tastes of Asia and impeccable service.
The Jellyfish Restaurant
Here you will jump into a plethora of delicious seafood entrees that will make you want to come back for more.
Party all night long at Mangu, Imagine Nightclub or go club hopping from one resort to the next, whichever you choose there are plenty of onsite clubs and offsite nightclubs for you to dance the night away.
Attractions & Things to Do
This area boasts many activities ranging from water sports to deep-sea fishing to golf but generally guests are recommended to book their activities through the resort.
You can go on a dune buggy adventure as you zip through the countryside and down through to the beachside, go on a catamaran snorkeling adventure, go zip lining, on a canopy tour to see the jungles of Punta Cana or even on a monster truck safari. The possibilities are truly endless.
Punta Cana has all the water sport adventures you can think of, the craziest one being at The Marinarium Shark and Ray experience where you can swim the coral reefs and alongside giant sting rays and sharks, a truly a crazy experience.
Currency, Culture and Language
Spanish and some English in tourist areas
Need to Know
Be prepared to haggle! The vendors surrounding your resort will try to get as much money out of you as possible. Consult other hotel guests regarding goods you would like to purchase and try to get a better deal than them. Be aware of fakes. Vendors will try to pass off high quality fakes of cigars, sunglasses, and other merchandise. You can tell a fake by poor quality boxing and labeling. Most resorts will allow legitimate cigar dealers to sell their wares on site one day each week. These cigars may be slightly more expensive but it’s more likely that you will get a quality product.
The Dominican Republic is home to the $20 USD departure tax that MUST be paid in cash. Be sure to save American funds because Canadian dollars will not be accepted.