About Punta Cana

Let's have a look around into background of Punta Cana
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Latitude: 18.5333333333
  • Longitude: -68.3666666667
  • Time zone:  America/Santo Dominigo
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Languages:  Spanish

Weather in Punta Cana

Climate:  tropical wet and dry

Best Time to Visit: March to May


Punta Cana is a resort town within the Punta Cana-Bávaro-Veron-Macao municipal district, in the municipality of Higüey, in La Altagracia Province, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. 


Distance from Punta Cana center to Airport

Punta Cana International Airport is is a privately owned commercial airport in Punta Cana, eastern Dominican Republic.

  • Driving Distance: 22 miles / 35 km
  • Driving Time: 33 Minute

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Punta Cana International Airport is is a privately owned commercial airport in Punta Cana, eastern Dominican Republic.
  • Rail:Road: Bus – Bavaro Express Veron   Taxi – Punta Cana Airport Taxi

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:

At restaurants tipping between 10-20% is expected for good service. .

  • For Hotels:

$1-$2 for housekeeper

  • Taxi Driver:

10% service fee to your final fare.

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Higuey,
  • Aguada,
  • Sabana de la Mar

Emergency Contact Numbers in Punta Cana city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: N. A.
  • Railroad: 809 523 8501 (Central Romana Corporation, Ltd.)
  • Cab:  +1 809-552-9893 (Punta Cana Airport Taxi)
  • Airport: +1 809-959-2376 (Punta Cana International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 809-552-1506 (Centro Medico Punta Cana)


  • Soda Estero Rock Tribute at the Beach
  • The IndepenDance Beach Party
  • “Let Your Hair Down” Women’s Retreat




Tourist Attractions

  • Bávaro
  • Catalina Island
  •  Altos de Chavón

Theatre & Concerts

  • Ocean Adventures - Caribbean Pirates (Bavaro)
  • Luna del Caribe
  • Tonka Entertainment (Bavaro)

Visit Top Restaurants in Punta Cana

  • Jellyfish Restaurant
  • Balicana Asian Food
  • Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Top Shopping Centers in Punta Cana

  • Plaza San Juan Shopping Center
  • Palma Real Shopping Village
  • Don Lucas Cigars

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museum of Sand Sculptures
  • Aromas Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Mediterrenian Cuisine-Passion By Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Punta Cana
  • Key lime pie-Lorenzillo's Punta Cana

Sports Club

  • Galaxy Gym Punta Cana
  • Punta Espada Golf Club
  • Centro Atlético

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Restaurant

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant- 473.18 RD$

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course - 1,850.00 RD$

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) - 300.00 RD$

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) - 100.00 RD$

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)- 122.32 RD$

  • Transportation

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)- 3.65 €

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)- 170.98 RD$