The Dominican Republic's hot tourist spot, Punta Cana sits on the easternmost tip of that country, drawing visitors with its twenty-five miles of pure white, sandy beaches, soft breezes, tall coconut trees and dancing palms. Punta Cana, within the province of Altagracia is about 1 thousand acres, and borders both the Caribbean and the Atlantic Oceans.
In Punta Cana, over 80% of the year is rain free. Like most tropical climates, you can be strolling in a pleasant early morning shower, then the rain will stop, and before you know it, you’re dry. December to April is known as the Caribbean’s cool season, with midday temperatures in the mid-eighties. It can be windy, and get as cool as the low-seventies. One of the main worries of many visitors is about hurricane season. The Dominican Republic is in the natural pathway of storms during hurricane season, however, it doesn't get many direct hits.
Getting from the Punta Cana airport to area hotels is a snap and it does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Planning for transportation in advance can sometimes save travelers a bit of money, but many visitors can also do well by simply grabbing a taxi at the airport. It is a great idea to research the rates offered by Punta Cana taxis before even leaving home. Travelers can arrange to be picked up by a local taxi service in advance, or rely on one of the many taxi services that will be waiting outside the airport (although this can be the priciest option).
When it comes to nightlife in Punta Cana, many tourists decide to stay within their resort to save money. After all, many arrange all inclusive packages with their resorts, so it makes economic sense to stay there and enjoy free beverages and entertainment. Other visitors decide to venture outside their resort and party with the locals, but whether a tourist enjoys the night life at his resort or out in the streets of Punta Cana, he is sure to have a great time.
While you're at Punta Cana, you may decide you want to do some shopping. Fortunately, Punta Cana has a variety of fantastic places to go shopping. No matter what you're looking for, whether it's American-style shopping malls or authentic Dominican markets, you're sure to find it while shopping in Punta Cana.