Vacation to Dominican Republic Punta Cana
A view of the Punta Cana beach. (Photo: amanecer punta cana image by camilo montano from Fotolia.com )
Punta Cana is a tropical tourist destination located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea. This major resort area boasts a variety of activities including seven golf courses and a slew of bars, nightclubs and word class restaurants. The city is also home to 50 top-notch hotels spread over 25 miles of pristine beaches, making Punta Cana an ideal choice for vacation goers.
Decide when to visit. The weather in Punta Cana is warm and humid all year with an average temperature of about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is the hottest from July through September and cooler from October through January. Punta Cana is affected by the Atlantic hurricane season, with the most rain expected in September and October. March through July is considered the most ideal time to visit since weather is expected to be the most calm and dry.
Plan your transportation. There are three airports in the area, with the Punta Cana International Airport the largest and most widely used. Flights from major airports in New York, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Newark and Charlotte are offered regularly. The Punta Cana International Airport is about 10 to 30 minutes from the area's major hotels and many properties offer free shuttle services. Some attractions, like Manati Park and the Palma Real Shopping Village, also offer complimentary shuttles. Taxis are also available, as well as options to rent a car.
Book your accommodations. With more than 50 hotels available, Punta Cana has no shortage of lodging options. Choices range from resort properties located right on the beach to mid-priced inland hotels with simpler accommodations. Frommer's gives the Punta Cana Resort & Club its highest rating. In addition to luxurious guest rooms, guests here enjoy amenities such as Jacuzzi tubs, a spa and health club, an on-site 18-hole golf course, an on-site horse ranch, six restaurants and private beach access. Also rated highly by Frommer's, the Sivory Punta Cana attracts visitors who are looking for modern accommodations at a lower price. On-site amenities here include three restaurants, a bar, an outdoor pool, a spa and two tennis courts. Check with hotels directly to inquire about any packages or deals on pricing.
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