Punta Cana Attractions

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Since the 1970s, Punta Cana has been one of the most popular resort destinations in the Dominican Republic.  Most people come to spend their days completely on the beaches (which are some of the best around), but there is so much to see and do in the surrounding area that these visitors are selling themselves short.  


Macao Beach

You will discover a large number of beaches to choose from in the area. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer a quieter spot, you should find some appealing options. You can click on each beach name to get additional information about that particular location.

Juanillo Beach: One of the Dominican Republic's best kept secrets is Juanillo Beach. Though it is public, the entrance to the beach is guarded by Cap Cana, which prevents it from being easily accessible.

A second option worth considering is Cabeza de Toro Beach. Cabeza de Toro Beach is located in Higüey, along the Dominican Republic's east coast. This beach is public and has lifeguards on duty form 9 a.m. to 6 .m.

Macao Beach: Once one of the Dominican Republic's most beautiful and unspoiled beaches, things are changing at Macao Beach. Construction of a sprawling resort is going on at the beach that will change the landscape or good.

Luckily, you will find a full range of beaches to choose from in the area. To find out more about beaches available, click here.

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more interesting area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Punta Cana can be seen directly below.

Land Formations In Punta Cana
Name Type Location
Cabo Engano Lagoon Lagoon 4.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Punta Cana
Lake Limestone Lake 0.5 mi. South West of Central Punta Cana


Feeling Lucky? Those hoping to try their luck in some gaming action will discover quite a few alternatives in this area.

Casino Riu Palace Macao, a part of Riu Macao, is located in Punta Cana. Guests staying at the Riu Palace Macao Resort enjoy free entrance into the on site casino as a perk for boarding with them, however, this casino is privately owned and not an extension of the hotel itself. Nearly 50 slot machines and 12 table games fill the building, giving guests plenty of opportunity to try and hit the jackpot.

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Casino, a part of Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, is located in the heart of Punta Cana. Barcelo Bavaro Palace Casino is considered one of the best casinos in the Caribbean. Since it's open 24 hours a day - seven days a week, you can stop on by the moment you're feeling lucky and place your bet.

Catalonia Bavaro Casino provides a collection of games for patrons to play, including Blackjack, Poker, Poker - Caribbean Stud, and Roulette. Located at the Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf, and Casino Resort, this casino is one of the busiest spots for nighttime entertainment on resort property. With rows of slot machines and a floor filled with game tables, you're sure to find your high or low stakes niche in no time.

These are only some of your choices. Visit this article about gaming in Punta Cana if you're interested in learning some more specifics.


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