JustFly and FlightHub's Guide to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

​The Dominican Republic is arguably the most popular destination in the Caribbean. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the east is Punta Cana. Famed for its turquoise water, white beaches, and luxury resorts, Punta Cana is the default vacation destination for travelers around the world.

FlightHub and JustFly have created an expert guide to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Read more below.

All-Inclusive Resorts:

Each resort has its own definition of all-inclusive. In general, it means pay one fee for the trip—including drinks, food, accommodation, even tips and taxes. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to call Punta Cana the mecca of all-inclusive resorts.

Visitors have access to over 500,000 hotel rooms, an enormous amount relative to the size of the region. And there’s something for everyone: beach resorts, golf resorts, luxury resorts and spa resorts to name a few—all providing a seemingly infinite number of activities.

Warnings and Dangers:

Punta Cana (and the Dominican Republic in general) is safe. Most tourists stay within the confines of their resorts, where the biggest threat is being late for breakfast or a bad tan. But outside of the resort grounds, there are a few dangers to be aware of. See the list below:


The water in Punta Cana is unfiltered. Don’t drink water or consume ice (blended drinks) that don’t come from a sealed bottle or package. Be mindful of swallowing shower and pool water too.

Some people will say the water has passed through a filtration system; still, remain vigilant.

TIP: Always pack a water bottle, especially in hot countries.


Food is one of the best parts of travel, but some travelers are more affected by certain types of cuisine than others. People with sensitive stomachs should eat in small doses. Be logical. If something smells, looks or tastes wrong, don’t eat it or ask for another. Take time to adjust to a new culinary experience.

Freshly cooked proteins (meats, fish, eggs) are the best option in hot places like Punta Cana. Pack travel-size stomach relief medicine as well.


Despite the luxurious resorts, the Dominican Republic has its fair share of economic troubles. Unfortunately, petty theft and muggings are a reality there. Guard valuable items closely. Don’t flaunt jewelry and cash. Avoid drinking too much and traveling at night. Never leave personal belongings where others may have access.


Travelers tend to let loose when on vacation. That said, know the consequences of certain actions beforehand. Unlike Canada, marijuana and all other narcotics are illegal in Punta Cana and can lead to serious prison time.


Tropical climates are natural breeding grounds for insects. Proper vaccinations are a must to prevent illnesses. In the event of a last-minute booking, make sure to pack a good bug repellent. Enjoy the vacation without making an unnecessary trip to the local hospital.

Weather and Activities:


For those who find themselves chasing the sun, Punta Cana is the perfect place. The average high is about 30 degrees Celsius, while the average low is about 23 degrees. The main tourist area has nearly 40 miles of white sandy beaches and warm, light blue, shallow water—all developed for their holiday pleasure.


The average Punta Cana resort has more than enough activity options to keep travelers satisfied. But luxury resorts go above and beyond. It’s worth mentioning that most activities can be reserved online ahead of time. Activities can also be booked upon arrival or shortly before they begin.

Sports Activities:

Golf fans swarm to Punta Cana in droves to take advantage its lush courses. There are five major golf courses in the Coconut Coast area. Travelers frequently buy golf packages, and many are given discounts based on their accommodation. Beach volleyball is also a big hit.

Naturally, water sports are a huge part of any island getaway. If it can be done on the water, Punta Cana has it: scuba diving (see caverns, wreckage, marine life), deep-sea fishing, kite-surfing, snorkeling (often with free pool lessons for beginners), catamaran rides, surfing, fly-boarding, parasailing and more. Being on or beneath the water gives travelers a whole new perspective, literally and figuratively. Swimming with dolphins is also a popular choice for travelers.

On the other hand, nature lovers tend to opt for activities like zip-lining, hiking, or driving dune buggies to get their adrenaline pumping. Learn to ride a horse or go mountain biking. The options are almost never-ending.

Cultural Activities:

Although Punta Cana has enough beaches, nice weather and water to keep visitors satisfied, it has much more to offer. Experience the real Dominican Republic on one of many cultural tours.

Some of the more enjoyable choices are distillery tours, first settler tours, cigar-rolling experiences and history tours (World Heritage Sites, architecture, impressive monuments) to name a few. Other cultural activities include a variety of dancing classes and Spanish language lessons.


Hotels and resorts keep the nightlife going in Punta Cana. It’s not uncommon to see travelers partying their nights away or catching live shows at hotel night clubs, lounges and bars. Casinos also attract sizable crowds. Many hotel and casino venues are exclusive to their guests, but some are open to the public. Off resort party packages are also available for anyone looking for a change of scenery.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is the definition of fun in the sun. Packed with tourists, it’s a great destination for meeting new people. Try a new activity. Party with travelers and locals alike. Rest. Relax. And appreciate the comforts of the Caribbean.

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