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.

Positioned 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 very close. Punta Cana Beach is somewhat unique because it's a generally active beach, but it's rarely packed with crowds of beachgoers. If you'd rather socialize than take a nap on a completely empty beach, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, this beach offers a comfortable middle ground.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Punta Cana Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the Dominican Republic's East coast; it will be near other attractions like Corales Golf Club, which is one of the closest attractions.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 town of Punta Cana is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Punta Cana is a quick trip away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the list 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 start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Blue Lotus Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant features Pan Asian / Pacific Rim food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Punta Cana Beach.

You may also want to consider ALSOL Tiara Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile to the south-southwest.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Dominican Republic, and Punta Cana Beach is just one of the many options.


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