1 - The Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet in Punta Cana
That’s right! This means that you can visit beaches that are totally different from one another in the same area. Want to have a different experience? Go on tours outside of your hotel and visit nearby islands to get a glimpse of the huge diversity you will find.
2 - It’s actually Bavaro, not Punta Cana
Let’s not get confused here… Punta Cana is the municipal district near the Punta Cana airport and its surroundings but most hotels and beaches are actually located in Bavaro, Macao or Uvero Alto. So why do we locals call the entire province Punta Cana? Simply because of the influence of the Airport, most people know the area by Punta Cana, it’s also easier to remember and to pronounce. If you really want to get a good idea of the different areas of this destination, check out a map! You might find it useful when negotiating a taxi fare, and will surprise some locals in the meantime.
3 - The legal drinking age is 18
Yes, the legal drinking age in Dominican Republic is 18. This means that if you’re traveling with teens and are staying at a all-inclusive hotel, you might not want them to consume alcohol… In this case, you have to make sure that during the check-in, they get a non-drinking bracelet. Otherwise, party on!
4 - It’s a world-class golf destination
If you’re a serious golfer, you might find in Punta Cana a few those “Bucket List Courses” that any golfer dream about. Oceanside courses sound like the perfect excuse to take the family on a trip to the Caribbean while you spend your days on the green!
5 - Celebrities love it here
The pristine white-sand beaches and rich culture of the Dominican Republic draw more tourists to the island than any other Caribbean destination. Naturally, this paradise also attracts its share of the rich and famous looking for low-key relaxation, including Robert De Niro, Richard Gere, and Michael Douglas, Beyonce, Jay-Zand even the likes of Bill Gates and Bill Clinton. It’s a well kept secret that celebrities love Punta Cana. In Punta Cana, celebrities can find the most exclusive and luxurious hotels that the Caribbean has to offer.