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Punta Cana
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Punta Cana

Punta Cana is a resort town located in the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. It is situated on the easternmost tip of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The town is renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush tropical landscapes.

The area is known for its breathtakingly beautiful beaches, including Bavaro Beach, Arena Gorda Beach, and Macao Beach. These beaches offer a variety of activities, ranging from swimming and snorkeling to parasailing and windsurfing. Visitors can also explore the nearby coral reefs, which are home to a variety of marine life.

The area has a rich history, dating back to the Taino Indians, the original inhabitants of Hispaniola. In 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in the area and named it Punta Cana, which means "tip of the white cane" in Spanish. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the area was used as a stopover for Spanish galleons traveling to and from the New World.

Punta Cana is now a popular tourist destination, and its economy is largely based on tourism. The area offers a variety of resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other attractions. Visitors can also explore the nearby El Limon Waterfall, which is one of the most visited attractions in the Dominican Republic.

Overall, Punta Cana is a stunningly beautiful destination with a rich history, stunning beaches, and a variety of activities. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sun and sea.

Excursion tips for a day in Punta Cana

As a tourist in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, there is a wide variety of activities to do in a single day. From relaxing on the beach to exploring the local culture, here are some of the top activities to enjoy in Punta Cana:

1. Spend the day at one of the stunning beaches, such as Bavaro Beach or Macao Beach.
2. Explore the coral reefs and colorful marine life while snorkeling or scuba diving.
3. Visit the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and take a guided tour of the lush tropical forests.
4. Take a boat tour of the nearby mangrove swamps, lagoons, and cays.
5. Visit the nearby town of Higüey, where you can explore the local markets and colonial architecture.
6. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many world-class golf courses in the area.
7. Visit the nearby Isla Saona, a tropical paradise with white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters.
8. Take a 4x4 safari tour of the local countryside and see the unique landscape of the Dominican Republic.
9. Enjoy a day of shopping at the Palma Real Shopping Village and the San Juan Shopping Center.
10. Sample the local cuisine and enjoy a traditional meal of rice, beans, and plantains.

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The climate in Punta Cana

Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 26-32°C (79-90°F) year-round. In the spring and summer months, temperatures are higher and the humidity is higher, making it more uncomfortable. In the autumn and winter months, temperatures are cooler and the humidity is lower, making it more pleasant. Rainfall is consistent throughout the year, but tends to be more frequent in the summer months.

Cruise weather for Punta Cana

Our weather forecast for Punta Cana helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 25.9 °C
18.3 m/s
23.0 m/s
49.3 %
15.3 m
77.6 %
1,017 hPa
06:06:21
19:13:21
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 32.0 °C
min: 25.3 °C
18.0 m/s
31.7 m/s
81.0 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,016 hPa
06:06:42
19:13:08
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 32.0 °C
min: 25.5 °C
23.4 m/s
36.0 m/s
60.6 %
23.9 m
72.9 %
1,017 hPa
06:07:03
19:12:54
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 24.4 °C
22.3 m/s
31.7 m/s
78.2 %
23.4 m
77.7 %
1,017 hPa
06:07:24
19:12:39
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 24.3 °C
20.5 m/s
33.1 m/s
67.8 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,017 hPa
06:07:45
19:12:23
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 23.9 °C
20.5 m/s
34.2 m/s
27.6 %
23.5 m
75.2 %
1,016 hPa
06:08:06
19:12:06
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 32.0 °C
min: 24 °C
16.6 m/s
24.7 m/s
51.5 %
23.5 m
74.4 %
1,017 hPa
06:08:27
19:11:48
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 32.4 °C
min: 24.4 °C
17.6 m/s
27.4 m/s
29.5 %
24.1 m
73.2 %
1,018 hPa
06:08:47
19:11:29
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 24.6 °C
22.3 m/s
35.6 m/s
82.8 %
22.9 m
76.1 %
1,019 hPa
06:09:08
19:11:09
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 32.4 °C
min: 25.2 °C
25.2 m/s
38.2 m/s
54.3 %
24.1 m
75.6 %
1,019 hPa
06:09:28
19:10:48
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 32.4 °C
min: 25.9 °C
23.4 m/s
37.0 m/s
15.2 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,017 hPa
06:09:48
19:10:26
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 25.3 °C
16.2 m/s
30.8 m/s
42.9 %
22.9 m
74.8 %
1,016 hPa
06:10:08
19:10:03
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 24.7 °C
17.6 m/s
24.5 m/s
17.5 %
24.1 m
73.0 %
1,018 hPa
06:10:28
19:09:38
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 25 °C
18.0 m/s
21.6 m/s
8.9 %
24.1 m
72.6 %
1,018 hPa
06:10:48
19:09:13
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 24.7 °C
19.8 m/s
22.0 m/s
6.7 %
24.1 m
71.8 %
1,017 hPa
06:11:07
19:08:47

Cruises to Punta Cana

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Scheduled ship calls in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Jewel 10:30 am 08:30 pm
Dec. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Dec. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 08:00 am 04:00 pm

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