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Punta Cana Neighbourhood Guide

Punta Cana Neighbourhood Guide

The Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana is home to everything needed for a refreshing beach break: white sand, warm water, good food, and lively beach bars. Where you want to stay depends on what kind of vacation you want. Here's a Punta Cana neighbourhood guide to help.


Once a sleepy area developed as a town for resort workers, Bávaro has become the destination of choice for many visitors to Punta Cana. The beach scene is lively and family-friendly, and the pristine sand and good swimming make any day here enjoyable. There’s a golf course and shopping plaza, plus bars and restaurants. Most of the nightlife is centered around Bávaro.

Cap Cana

Cap Cana is well known for its glamorous connections and upscale vibe. A planned community of homes, rental villas, hotels, golf courses, restaurants, marina, and more, the huge 30,000-acre (12140-hectare) site would take days to explore. The marina alone has space for more than 500 boats.

Uvero Alto

Located at the northern end of Punta Cana, Uvero Alto is a beach lined with coconut palms that’s home to several hotel resorts, bars, restaurants and shops. There’s a strong undertow at the beach, so it’s less suitable for swimming or families with young children. 

Punta Cana Resort

A gated community of rental homes and several hotels, plus golf courses, tennis courts, a spa, restaurants, and more, Punta Cana Resort is a bustling resort within the larger vacation area of Punta Cana. There’s a variety of accommodation and access to three miles (five kilometers) of beaches. There’s something for all ages, which makes it appealing for families. 

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El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana

El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana

See the varied countryside surrounding Punta Cana on this full-day excursion, including stops at waterfalls, beaches, and more. Combine sightseeing and adventure amid the natural attractions of the Las Cañitas for a hassle-free trip away from the city.
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation