18.641111111111 - 68.469166666667Koordinaten: 18 ° 38 'N, 68 ° 28 ' W
Punta Cana is a certain touristic place in the district Verón - Punta Cana ( Distrito Municipal Veron Punta Cana ) in the province of La Altagracia, in the east of the Dominican Republic. The name derives from the headland at the eastern end of the island from (Spanish Punta ) and the Cana - palms ( Coccothrinax argentea ) that grow there.
The district Verón - Punta Cana counts 54,000 inhabitants ( 2013).
The southeast coast of the Dominican Republic is known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise sea. As a natural surf protection acts an elongated coral reef on this coast. In particular, the almost 50 km long Playa Bavaro, which includes the Playa de Arena Gorda heard is attracting tourists from all over the world due to the picturesque atmosphere. So many well-known hotel chains large all inclusive resorts have built the most equal to consist of several hotels. Already in 2006 there were in Punta Cana over 25,000 hotel rooms - and continues to grow. Punta Cana - unlike some other parts of the Dominican Republic, especially in the West - all day supplied with electric power and water.
In the vicinity of two national parks have been established in recent years: the National Park of Punta Cana and the island of Saona.
In Punta Cana there is a homonymous International Airport, the privately owned located ( IATA: PUJ, ICAO code: MDPC ).
The climate is tropical with year-round temperatures around 25 to 35 ° C.