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Punta Cana Vacation Planning

Punta Cana Destination Guide

The NEW Caribbean! The unspoiled scenery of Punta Cana will leave you breathless. Forty miles of pearl-white sand beaches and First Class luxurious, All-Inclusive beach resort hotels line the eastern coast of this island. Punta Cana has put a priority on its ecological efforts. Vacationers can hike trails and view some of the native and rare species of animals and vegetation while the island's mineral springs offer a cool and refreshing refuge.

The Dominican Republic is known for many things, but soon it will be known as one of the premier golf destinations in the Caribbean. Golf is available at three 18 hole Golf Courses. One of the most popular courses is the Cocotal Golf & Country Club they offer an 18 hole championship golf course that is just a few minutes away from every major hotel in Punta Cana. Punta Cana is 90 minutes from the famed "Teeth of the Dog" championship golf course. 


Punta Cana Travel Tips

Dress- Punta Cana is more laid back, so casual dress is acceptable. At most resorts you will need a cover-up for your bathing suit in the restaurants. Bring a pair of comfortable shoes for walking in rocky and rugged areas. Check with your hotel for any specific dress requirements.

Language & Currency- Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic. English is spoken in more tourist areas. The peso is the country's unit of currency. American dollars may be taken in some areas. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the exchange rate before you arrive.

Sightseeing- If you're looking for something more to do than watersports or sunbathing, check out Marinarium Marine Park or Punta Cana Ecological Reserve. Both are located within the city. Before venturing off the resort grounds, be sure to check with the hotel staff about areas you should avoid.  

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Weather in Punta Cana

The coastal zone is blessed with a warm subtropical climate. The year-round daytime average temperature is 82 degrees F.

Tipping in Punta Cana

A 23% gov't tax is added to all bills, including a 10% service charge. All hotel and restaurant taxes and tips are included in All-Inclusive packages.

Wedding Requirements for Punta Cana

Getting maried in Punta Cana is popular. A couple needs to inform the hotel at least one month in advance, with a minimum of 15 days notice, in order to reserve the judge, look for hotels offering wedding packages who will handle this for you. The hotel will inform guests of all the required documents they need to present in order to legally wed in the D.R.

Airport Information for Punta Cana

Travel to and from Punta Cana uses the Punta Cana Airport.

Rental Cars in Punta Cana

You must be at least 25 years old to rent a car, and you'll need a valid driver's license from your home country or an international driving permit. Although we do not recommend renting a car, car rentals are available for approximately $50 - $65 per day. Several internationally recognized companies (I.e. Hertz, Avis and Budget) operate in competition with many local operators. The latter usually offer customers substantially lower prices, but could be a source of problems in case of accidents. Insurance is relatively expensive, collision-damage waiver is essential if you don't want to pay for the full value of repairs for damages in cases of accident. Be sure to check that there is adequate coverage if you rent from the local operators and that there is a spare tire and jack for repairs.