About Punta Cana, Domincan Republic
Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, situated just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York and eight hours from most European cities. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical island paradise boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and so much more! Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.
The Dominican Republic is known for its warm and hospitable people, and is a destination like no other, with so many beautiful settings like romantic waterfalls, breathtaking coasts and idyllic accommodations, Dominican Republic is a top destination for weddings and romance. Beyond this, the island features astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture. Specialties include cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar.
Traveling to Punta Cana
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is only 15 minutes from the Punta Cana and Cap Cana area, and some 30 minutes from Bávaro, El Cortecito, Arena Gorda, Macao and Uvero Alto hotel areas. This is the Caribbean airport with the largest diversity of flights from all around the world. Seaside resorts are a 10 to 40-minute drive from the airport. The airport has three terminals, all featuring its characteristic palm frond-thatched roofs. A valid passport is required. You may also need a tourist card (US$10 or €10) or a visa.
Additional entry requirements, can be found here: http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/about-dr/entry-requirements/
About Punta Cana
Punta Cana is part of the Punta Cana-Bávaro-Veron-Macao municipal district, in the municipality of Higüey, in La Altagracia Province, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. The area has beaches and balnearios which face both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and it has been a popular tourist destination since the 1970s.
Punta Cana is where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean and is know throughout the world for its stunning beaches, upscale hotels and romantic settings.