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Punta Cana, located along the east coast of the Dominican Republic, is a popular tourist region famed for its sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The region experiences a tropical wet and dry climate, with long, hot Summers known to reach up to 35°C and warm, mostly clear Winters with lowest temperatures of around 21°C. Much of Punta Cana is made up of a gorgeous sprawling coastline with white powdery beaches, as well as heavily forested areas which add to its reputation as a tropical paradise.
Punta Cana is part of the Coconut Coast, a region made up of luxurious all inclusive resorts which include oceanfront hotels and apartments. These resorts are a draw for tourists who are eager to enjoy a relaxing beach getaway to paradise. With activities including windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and diving among others on offer, visitors are sure to spend much of their days in Punta Cana enjoying its beautiful beaches. There are lots of restaurants, bars and clubs where you can experience the incredible Dominican Republic nightlife, with tasty food and plenty of good times to be had. The perfect balance between rest and relaxation coupled with the vibrant and lively nature of the Dominican Republic make Punta Cana an appealing holiday destination.
Couples who want a romantic getaway will love a holiday to Punta Cana. It makes for a great honeymoon destination, with plenty on offer for couples to do together. The many resorts dotted around the region offer a range of facilities including swimming pools, spas and wellness centres where couples can enjoy a relaxed start to married life together.
Although there are currently no direct flights from Dublin to Punta Cana, indirect journeys are available which usually involve one stop. We always have great deals on Package Holidays from Dublin to Punta Cana.
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Punta Cana is home to a buzzing nightlife scene, with a variety of clubs and bars unlike any other waiting to be experienced. Incredible shows and a vibrant club scene mean your nights in Punta Cana will never be boring, with pumping music that will have you dancing all night long!
Traditional Creole dishes and local delicacies can easily be found throughout the region’s amazing restaurants. These include Mofongo, a dish made of banana and pork crackling, and La Bandera, which is made of meat, rice and beans. Make sure to try some authentic Dominican Republic cuisine during your holiday to Punta Cana!
Younger members of the family are well catered for on holidays to Punta Cana! There are plenty of activities on offer that will result in fun for the whole family, including a trip to the RIU Splash Water Park, a tour of the ChocoMuseo chocolate factory or a visit to Manati Park, an amusement park which is home to dolphins and sea lions.
Punta Cana has over 32km of white sandy beaches which are bordered by an incredibly clear blue sea. Some of the most popular include Bavaro Beach, Macao Beach and Cabeza de Toro. Many beaches offer a range of activities which tourists can participate in, such as sailing and snorkelling.
There’s no shortage of opportunities for some retail therapy in Punta Cana, with a variety of shopping malls, boutiques and outlets on offer. If you want a souvenir from your trip to the Dominican Republic, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the regions’ many tourist areas where you’re sure to find authentic Dominican rum, coffee and cigars among other things.
Many tourists choose to travel to Punta Cana between January and March, as this is when the weather is at its best. Day time temperatures can reach up to 29°C before dropping to around 19°C at night, and the likelihood of heavy rain showers is low.
The Dominican peso is the currency used in Punta Cana.
Punta Cana’s time zone is UTC-04:00, meaning the region is 5 hours behind Ireland.
The best way to get around Punta Cana is by foot, as many of the sites and areas frequented by tourists are close to the resorts. If you’d like to travel further out, calling a taxi is recommended.