Punta Cana Beach

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Punta Cana Beach is one of the most recognized of the Dominican Republic Beaches, perhaps because the area is rife with resort properties. This makes the beach somewhat crowded nearly every day of the week by hotel guests and those who make the trip from other areas of the island in order to see what all the fuss is about. While you may battle a crowd, it is popular for a reason, and most would agree that Punta Cana Beach is worth it.

Situated in the vicinity of Punta Cana, this beach is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The area surrounding the beach isn't stuffed with visitors, however, that doesn't necessarily detract from the beach's appeal.

How to Access The Beach
Punta Cana Beach is just eight minutes east of the airport.

Amenities and Ambiance

Punta Cana Beach seems to be never endings with its long stretch of glorious powder white sand and clean turquoise waters. Cabins and hotels dot the landscape that backs the beach, while directly in the sand it is nothing but palm trees and beach chairs.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Punta Cana Beach on the Dominican Republic's East coast. Corales Golf Club is one of a few local attractions.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Punta Cana Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Corales Golf Club Golf Course 3.9 NNE Hispaniola
Las Iguanas Golf Course Golf Course 4.0 SW Hispaniola
Punta Espada Golf Club Golf Course 4.9 SW Hispaniola
Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro Golf Course 7.3 N Hispaniola
Catalonia Bavaro Casino Casino 8.9 N Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Punta Cana, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Punta Cana is a quick trip away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers will find a nice range of rooming options to pick from in the area that encircles Punta Cana Beach. The most accessible of which can be seen below.

Accommodations near Punta Cana Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Punta Cana Resort & Club 0.1 mi. S Resort
AlSol Tiara Cap Cana 0.7 mi. SSW Resort
ALSOL Luxury Village 0.8 mi. SSW Hotel
Puntacana Resort & Club 1.1 mi. NNE Resort
Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club 1.2 mi. NE Resort
Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village 1.2 mi. NNE Hotel
Sivory Punta Cana 1.5 mi. N Resort
Club Med Punta Cana 2.4 mi. NE Resort
Eden Roc Cap Cana 3.2 mi. SW Resort
Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa 3.3 mi. SW Resort


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Blue Lotus Bar and Restaurant. The restaurant has Pan Asian / Pacific Rim food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Punta Cana Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Lotus Bar and Restaurant -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.7 mi. SSW
Caribya Beach Grill -- American Very Casual 0.7 mi. SSW
Xoxolati -- Mexican Informal 0.7 mi. SSW
Anani (809) 959-2262 Contemporary Informal 1.1 mi. NNE
Bamboo (809) 959-2262 Fusion, Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.1 mi. NNE
Brassa Grill & Bar (809) 959-2262 American Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
La Yola (809) 959-2262 Mediterranean Informal 1.1 mi. NNE
Playa Blanca (809) 959-2262 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
The Grill (809) 959-2262 American Informal 1.1 mi. NNE
ARA Lounge (809) 959-4444 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. NNE
Acentos Bistro (809) 959-0161 Mediterranean Informal -- --
Citrus Restaurant (809) 455-2026 Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Punta Cana Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Hispaniola.

Another location you may want to try is ALSOL Tiara Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the south-southwest.

You may find that Punta Cana Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Dominican Republic you might like.


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