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'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you're likely to find what you want. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about that section of the coast.

Juanillo Beach: Juanillo Beach features sparkling topaz waters that are clear and calm. They wash ashore clean, powder soft sands that are lined with well trimmed palm trees.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Cabeza de Toro Beach. A parking lot for Cabeza de Toro is located on the opposite side of the resorts, about 300 meters away from the coastal zone. After parking, there are footpaths through the hotel zone for visitors to take to the beach.

Macao Beach: The view from the shore of Macao is of cliffs to the right and clear turquoise waters as far as the eye can see. Back on land, the beach is tan with clusters of coconut palms providing shade.

These examples are just a sample of what's available. You can go to this page if you want to learn more specifics.

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Punta Cana are displayed down 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 looking to test their luck in some gaming action can find 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, which is on the premises of Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, is situated 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 has a selection of games for patrons to enjoy, 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 examples are just a few of the options worth consideration Navigate here to check out our article about gaming in Punta Cana.


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