Travel Planning
Punta Cana
Travel Planning
Punta Cana

Punta Cana at a Glance

Punta Cana is the Dominican Republic's resort destination and tourist hub. Thousands of tourists come to this region each winter for white sands, beach chairs, dance music and drinks on the beach.

Punta Cana is heavily built-up with resorts. If you need a break from the beach, take an eco-tour to the untouched Parque Nacional del Este or stop at the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve. At these two parks, admire native flora and fauna and catch glimpses of rare Dominican species.

Active tourists can also take up snorkeling or diving. Beginning snorkelers have the easiest time in the calm waters of inlets and coves. If the exercise tires you out, the comfort of a resort beach is never far away. 

What to Expect
High Season
December - May
Low Season
June - November
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      • Major Airport Punta Cana International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Canadian, European and American tourists must have a valid passport from their country of origin in order to enter the Dominican Republic. They must also purchase a tourist card for a small fee. To learn more about Dominican passport, visa and tourist card requirements, contact the Dominican Consulate. American citizens may also refer to the U.S State Department website for travel information.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather The Dominican Republic can see hurricanes and tropical storms during the summer months.

      Safety Concerns Theft is a problem for the Dominican Republic's tourists. Keep your valuables close to you, or leave them at home. Avoid flashing cash and consider locking your valuables in your hotel's safe.

      Health Concerns Visitors should purify or boil their drinking water if it has not been treated. Bottled water is also a good option.