Things to do in Punta Cana

Go partying at the Caribbean beaches of Punta Cana

Situated at Dominican Republic’s easternmost tip, Punta Cana is one of the best holiday destinations on the Caribbean. It boasts of world-class megaresorts providing spectacular amenities for tourists. The region also offers a range of outdoor and water-related activities like fishing, cruising, snorkeling, island hopping, and whale watching.


Things to do in Punta Cana



Exploring the beaches and surrounding waters of the Caribbean and the Atlantic is one of the most popular activities in Punta Cana. You can either spend a lazy afternoon lying on the white-sand beaches or a whole day venturing the underwater scene and swimming with dolphins.


Golf courses also dot the area and you can find lush, green patches of land where you can play a leisurely round of golf.



Shopping is an adventurous experience in Punta Cana, especially if you venture past the resort complex. There are street markets, shopping plazas, and commercial centers in the area, so you just have to find a shopping destination that best matches your taste and budget.



The nightlife scene in the region consists of nightclubs and bars found at the beachside resorts and hotels.


When to go to Punta Cana

Punta Cana has a tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidity all year round. May to October is the summer season, with day temperatures often reaching 35 °C (95 °F) and above. November to March composes the slightly cooler winter season, with average temperatures falling a few degrees below the mean summer temperatures.


The region experiences very little amount of rainfall, so it is a very ideal holiday destination any time of the year and there’s always things to do in Punta Cana whenever you visit. However, the peak travel season is from December to April, so book your fares and accommodations early if you are planning to visit during these months.


Things to do in Punta Cana

Punta Cana Facts

Population325 244
CountryDominican Republic
CurrencyUS Dollar, Dominican peso
AirportPunta Cana Intl, Dominican Republic (PUJ)

Punta Cana average temperatures

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Punta Cana Marathon

If you feel like running a marathon while in the Dominican Republic you can do just that, in the Punta Cana Marathon. There is also a half-marathon and a 10k run. The full marathon is basically two laps of the half-marathon.

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Golf in Punta Cana

There are many great golf courses near Punta Cana where you can enjoy a relaxing round of golf. On Catalonia Caribe Golf Club, you can play on an 18 hole course which with its clear blue lakes and palm trees really encompass that Caribbean feel. Punta Cana Resort & Club is another great club, featuring a 45 hole golfing extravaganza by the coast, giving you both the dramatic side of golf with great winds and risky shots as well as the more relaxing parkland golf experience on parts of the course. Overall, there is a lot to see in terms of golf in Punta Cana.

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