The Dominican’s dazzling gem.

50 years ago, the area now known as Punta Cana was overgrown with dense forests and little human presence beyond a few small fishing villages. In 1969 a group of keen-eyed investors envisioned more for the pristine palm-lined beaches and crystal clear waters and set to work developing the five-mile stretch of coast into one of the world’s premier beach destinations.

Boasting some of the Caribbean’s best beaches, Punta Cana and offers endless opportunity for both relaxation and adventure. Soak up the sun on white sand beaches dotted with swaying palm trees or get ready for some aquatic fun. Catamaran tours, deep sea sport fishing, and snorkeling are all popular activities in Punt Cana. To experience true Dominican life and culture, venture inland to the nearby city for Higuey. Sample local cuisine—a unique blend of Latin, indigenous Taino and African influences—and stroll through its colorful neighborhoods.

Punta Cana is far from a cookie-cutter resort town. See for yourself on your next Azamara Club Cruises® voyage to the beautiful Caribbean!

Altos de Chavón

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Altos de Chavón

Altos de Chavón

An hour’s drive from Punta Cana and perched on a cliff atop the Chavón River, this unique attraction is a recreation of a 16th century Mediterranean village. Highlights include an archaeological museum, a charming church and a 5,000-seat Roman amphitheater.

Parque Nacional del Este

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Parque Nacional del Este

Parque Nacional del Este

The Dominican Republic doesn’t lack in biodiversity. This stunning national park located 50 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Punta Cana is home to over 700 plant and animal species. It also contains the world’s most northerly rainforest.

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Bring a bit of the Dominican home with you. The country is famous for its rum, cigars, amber and larimar stone. Bring your bargaining hat as local vendors are always always open to a little negotiation.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic At a glance

Current Weather:
23°C / 74 °F
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28°
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Current Time:
3:50:05 am2017/05/01 03:50:05 am
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Monday, May 01
Offset:
UTC/GMT -03:00
Currency:
Dominican Peso
Exchange Rates:
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  • 1.36
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Local Details:
GPS: 18°31'60"N 68°22'0"W
Size: 475.30 KM2 (183.51 MI2)
Population: 43,982
Density: 93 Pop/KM2 (36 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +1-809, +1-829, +1-849

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