Punta Cana is part of the Punta Cana-Bávaro-Veron-Macao municipal district in La Altagracia, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. The area is best known for its beaches and balnearios, which face both the Caribbean and Atlantic, and it has been a popular tourist destination since the 1970s. The name Punta Cana refers to the cane palms in the region, and literally means “Point of the White Cane Palms”.
Airport: The Punta Cana International Airport
Sports and nature
Punta Cana has 12 professional golf courses that were built in 1991, from designers such as Jack Nicklaus, P.B. Dye, Tom Fazio, Nick Faldo and Nick Price. Punta Espada, along with Teeth of the Dog in Casa de Campo figure among the very first 50 best golf courses in the world.
Many other tourist facilities and attractions have been established in the area, catering to the large international market. Water tours are well catered for, with diving and boat trips available. One of the most popular tours is to Saona Island (also known by its Taíno name Adamanai) located about 100 km west, which is popular for scuba diving.
The best activities in Punta Cana can be grouped into 7 major categories: Water, adventure, all day, cultural, sharks & rays, dolphin swim and horseback riding.
Culture and history
Punta Cana is located on the far eastern point of the Dominican Republic in the province of Altagracia and is one of the Caribbean's most popular resort areas. Before the coming of the Spanish, the island was populated by Taino Indians who had called it home for hundreds of years. Eastern Hispaniola became a springboard for the Spanish to conquer much of the Americas after Columbus discovered and claimed the area on his first voyage in 1492. The Spanish conceded the western portion of Hispaniola to the French, the territory which is now Haiti.
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