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.
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.