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Cheap flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Arriving in Punta Cana

Punta Cana International Airport is situated in Punta Cana town, which is in the region of the same name in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic. It is one of the busiest airports in the region and has good connections to other places. It handles around 4 million passengers per year so you should be able to find cheap flights to Punta Cana. It has open-air terminals and the roofs are covered in palm fronds, typical of airports in the region. There are some restaurants, bars, and craft shops located at the airport. All the resorts and hotels provide transportation by bus to and from the airport, which for most people will be all you need. There are taxis and rental cars available as well.

Getting Around Punta Cana

As most people stay in the area of the resorts, the typical means of travel are shuttle buses provided by the resorts, which run fairly frequently. In the Grand Palladium Resort, which is quite large, there is even a special train service to transport you around; a relaxing contrast compared to your Punta Cana flights. There is a local bus service that is cheap, but the services run irregularly and the buses are often crowded. There are also taxis available to transport you around, and they operate at standard rates.

Main Attractions in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is best known for its miles of white sandy beaches and its large resorts known as "balnearios." The main beaches are Macao, Bavaro, Cabo Engana, Juanillo, and Punta Cana itself. They share the same qualities with crystal clear warm waters, palm trees, and the white sand. Various water sports are popular as well, particularly snorkeling and scuba diving. If you like golf, there are several golf courses"some designed by well-known golfers. The Punta Espada course has spectacular scenery and is immaculately maintained. If you are after a relaxing time in beautiful, warm surroundings, then book your flights to Punta Cana now.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Punta Cana

There are shops located in the resorts that are reasonably priced, and they're often cheaper than the markets around the beaches. There is a mall for craftwork between the Majestic Colonial and Grand Paradiso resorts, which makes for great souvenirs of your trip. There are a wide variety of restaurants in the resort areas. The Serai Restaurat serves various Asian cuisines, such as Malaysian seafood dishes. The various nightclubs and discos are mostly located in the resorts as well, with the Mangu in the Occidental Resort probably the pick of the bunch. Your trip to this beautiful place will inspire you to buy return airfare to Punta Cana in the near future.

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Flight stats for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - did you know?
  • Punta Cana Airport (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
    • Right now, 40 airlines operate out of Punta Cana Airport.
    • Punta Cana Airport offers nonstop flights to 73 cities.
    • Every week, at least 35 domestic flights and 826 international flights depart from Punta Cana Airport.
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