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.

Located in the vicinity of Punta Cana, this beach is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. You will usually find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, since the beach and its surrounding area is not overly populated.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It's located near Corales Golf Club, which is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

The nearby town of Punta Cana is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Punta Cana is not far away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually 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 see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good number of hotels within a car's reach. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Punta Cana Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Punta Cana Resort & Club 0.1 mi. S Resort
ALSOL Luxury Village 0.8 mi. SSW Hotel
Puntacana Resort & Club 1.1 mi. NNE Resort
Club Med Punta Cana 2.4 mi. NE Resort
Sivory Punta Cana 2.7 mi. NE Resort
Eden Roc Cap Cana 3.2 mi. SW Resort
Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa 3.3 mi. SW Resort
Golden Bear Lodge & Spa Cap Cana 4.4 mi. SW Resort
Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort 9.1 mi. N Resort
Grand Oasis Bavaro All Inclusive 9.4 mi. N Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Anani is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features contemporary cuisine.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Punta Cana Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Juanillo Beach Food and Drinks (809) 543-2881 Creole Very Casual 1.6 mi. SW
Acentos Bistro (809) 959-0161 Mediterranean Informal -- --
Citrus Restaurant (809) 455-2026 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Esquina de Yeya (809) 399-1979 American Very Casual -- --
Le Petit Jardin (809) 552-1581 Italian Very Casual -- --
Manino's (809) 959-4444 Italian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Punta Cana Beach on Hispaniola.

You may also enjoy Juanillo Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Punta Cana Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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