Top 5 Reasons to Visit Punta Cana

Playa Punta

Known for its soft, golden-sand beaches and year-round summery weather, Punta Cana, on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, is perfect for a relaxing, active-as-you-want-to-be vacation. Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider Punta Cana for your next vacation:

Spectacular Beaches. Punta Cana and Bávaro are two resort areas at either end of a long curve of beach. Combined, they form what is nicknamed La Costa del Coco or the Coconut Coast. Set against a backdrop of swaying palm trees, these beaches are unrivaled in the Caribbean. The beachfront is so mammoth, there is rarely overcrowding even during the peak winter season from November through March.


Something for Everyone. The Dominican Republic’s slogan is “We have it all” and its true. Whether you just want to relax on the beach or spend a day ziplining, hiking to Hoyo Azul (natural blue hole with crystal clear waters at the base of a cliff) or one of many other activities. Even the little ones will have plenty to do. Most of the resorts offer childcare programs which will keep them entertained and engaged (so you can have that spa treatment). And, if you are planning a multi-generational trip, the “grans” will enjoy getting to know the history and culture – and food – of the DR.


Water Sports and other Activities. Virtually every water activity is available in Punta Cana. Kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing – you name it! Typically activities are offered at your hotel or can be arranged through the hotel’s tour desk. And water-related fun isn’t the only thing available. There’s Scape Park – an eco-adventure park that includes ziplining, horseback riding along the beach, off-roading in an adventure buggy, plus scuba diving and snorkeling. If you’re interested in learning more about the natural world in Punta Cana, there’s the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve, a nonprofit foundation that preserves 1500 acres of tropical rainforest, and natural lagoons, gardens and includes a petting zoo and an iguana habitat.


Golf. Punta Cana has become quite a popular destination for golfers. Several of the courses have been designed by professional golfers, such as Punta Espada, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Corales at the Puntacana Resort & Club which was designed by Tom Fazio in 2010.


Great Value. With a wide range of all-inclusive properties ranging from budget to luxury and easy flights from the Carolinas, you get a lot for your money here. There are more than two dozen all-inclusive properties, totaling more than 24,000 hotel rooms and included in your stay is not only your room, but food, alcoholic beverages and a large variety of complimentary activities.

Are you convinced Punta Cana is the vacation destination for you? Check out these all-inclusive resorts to get started. Then, stop by your local AAA Travel Office or give us a call at 800-444-8691. We’ll have you relaxing beachside in no time!

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