Punta Cana is a municipal district of Higuey, in the province of La Altagracia. It is a small part of the island, and it is situated on the west coast of Dominican Republic. You could say that Punta Cana is very young region, as it was in 1969 that a group of American investors bought the area, which was completely cut off from the rest of the country and could only be reached by sea or air.
The lushness of the jungle and the beautiful coasts enamored the people who bought this area, and led them to clean the area. It was in 1970 when they began building the tourist area we know today. Its original name was Yauya or Punta Borrachón, however, it was changed to Punta Cana for commercial purposes. The surrounding areas like Bávaro were installed in 1978, initiating the expansion of the tourist area. Punta Cana’s airport opened in 1984 for all tourists around the world who were eager to know the Caribbean paradise.
The climate of Punta Cana is one of its main attractions, since, despite being a coast, its maximum temperature reaches 32 ° C and the lowest is 20 ° C during the winter. Its fresh waters are crystal clear or turquoise, and the sand is fine and white. The tide is usually surge, but quiet, and the ocean is full of flora and fauna worth admiring.
Considered by the government of the Dominican Republic as a national treasure, Bávaro Beach is the largest and most famous for its rich flora and fauna. It is also known as the best Caribbean beach; at the bottom of the ocean it is possible to see all kinds of fossilized fauna and corals, shoals of fish, and seaweed, among other species.
Punta Cana has all kinds of attractions, in addition to the sea. It is possible to experience extreme sporty adventures, as well as cultural, natural and historical shows. To learn more about the activities and attractions in Punta Cana, read all the articles we have prepared for you.