Punta Cana

22 Apr 2019 - 23 Apr 2019

2 guests - 1 room

Welcome to paradise. The easternmost point of the Dominican Republic is every Carribbean fantasy you've ever had: soft golden sands? Check. Coconut palms? Check. Crystal clear waters lapping against the shore? Double check. With its lavish resorts, lively cocktail bars and laid-back vibe, it's the perfect spot to unwind. And guess what? It's affordable, too.

Where to stay in Punta Cana

Punta Cana stretches along 32km of the Dominican Republic's coastline. With so much beach to choose from, it can be hard to know where to base yourself: which is why we've put together a quick guide to the best places to stay in Punta Cana.

Bavaro

Hotels in Bavaro are popular with all types of tourists, from families to honeymooners. This is the closest part of Punta Cana to the airport, and the area is packed with things to do: from browsing artisan markets in El Cortecito to swimming with marine animals at Dolphin Island.

Macao

Travellers-in-the-know head north of Bavaro to Macao. New resorts are popping up along this stretch of sand, which is far less crowded than the beaches to the south. The area still has a calm, countryside feel so it's a perfect choice for nature lovers and those seeking a bit of tranquility.

Higüey

Beach not your thing? Hire a car and head inland to the holy town of Higüey (according to local legend the Virgin Mary was spotted here). Architecture buffs won't want to miss the Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, a wonderfully weird example of modern architecture. The two open-air markets are great for souvenir shopping.

Playa Uvero Alto

Feeling flush? Go north to this exclusive village. Chic boutique hotels and luxury properties are the norm in Playa Uvero Alto, making it the perfect base for honeymooners. If you've ever fancied riding a horse along the beach, this is the place to do it.

Cheap hotels in Punta Cana

Punta Cana may be a glamorous holiday destination, but that doesn't mean you need to break the bank. You can find wallet-friendly hotels in Punta Cana using our search tools – simply sort and filter to find what you want.

Prices fluctuate between the high and low seasons, but these three hotels are great value (and recommended by our users).

Manaya Bed & Breakfast – This six-room guesthouse has a swimming pool and sundeck. Breakfast is included in your room rate, too.

Bavaro Green – These self-catering apartments are ideally located for golfers and beach lovers.

Hotel Plaza Coral – This 2-star hotel is pretty basic, but it's in a great location for exploring Bavaro and the wider Punta Cana neighbourhood.

Best time to visit Punta Cana

There's no bad time to visit Punta Cana – this tropical paradise has gorgeous weather all year round. The high season draws to a close from March until May, so spring is a good time to visit if you want to find cheaper rooms and beat the crowds.

Cheapest time to visit Punta Cana

June to November is hurricane season, and Punta Cana tends to get a bit battered by tropical storms. This doesn't deter bargain-hunters, who continue to flock to the island while room rates are low.

Best time to book hotels in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is a year-round destination, so it's best to book your Punta Cana hotel as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Booking early also means you can take advantage of lower rates, as hotels often put their prices up as they start to get full.

It's always a good time to book hotels in Punta Cana when you've got our search tools on hand. You can easily filter hotels based on price, amenities and guest rating to find the best place to stay at the best possible price. We even make it easy to compare prices direct from the hotel against rates from top travel agents, so you see the best Punta Cana hotel deals in one place.

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What are travellers saying about Punta Cana?

9.8
Family Travellers
9.1
Luxury Travellers
8.8
Outdoor Enthusiasts
7.8
Adventure Travellers
6.6
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Member reviews (106)
Jordan Husk
Jordan HuskCentreville
18/05/2018

The locals are friendly and eager to help you enjoy your stay (even more so if you buy some special local rum!). Punta Cana is a multi adventure trip. You can lay on the beach all day, or go hiking, snorkeling, boating, ATV riding, you name it.

Natasha Gilbert
Natasha GilbertLouisville
29/07/2017

Do all inclusive resort but be sure to get off-site some. The Japanese hibachi restaurant's were great!

Angela Doucette
Angela DoucetteMinneapolis
26/09/2016

This is one of my favorite places on earth! The weather is always amazing, the service is impeccable, and the food is fantastic! The time always goes by too fast!

אהרון רוזה
אהרון רוזהTel Aviv
19/03/2017

Dont miss u kiss u the all inclusive hotels at punta cana .. Dominican republic

FAQs

The least expensive month is September, with an average of £128 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Punta Cana is February, with an average price of £195 per night.
The average price of a hotel in April last year was £144 per night. This is 7% less than the average nightly price of £155 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Punta Cana, the expected average temperature in April is 22.2°C/71.9°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 28.9°C/84.0°F. The coolest month is February, with temperatures averaging 17.6°C/63.7°F.
The nearest airport to Punta Cana is Punta Cana (PUJ) (1.13 miles).Other nearby airports include: La Romana (36.06 miles)

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