Best Beaches of Punta Cana

It begins in the north at Uvero Alto Beach, followed by the famous beaches of Macao, Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Los Corales & El Cortecito, Bibijagua and Jellyfish. Further out you will find the beaches of Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Engaño, Punta Cana and Juanillo.  The coastline of Punta Cana extends 50 kilometers. The most extensive part of the beach is Bavaro, considered a national treasure by the Dominican government and "the best in the world" by UNESCO, due to its rich flora and fauna, and for its natural beauty. It possession of the most important points of arrival in the country, the Punta Cana International Airport where 68% of all tourist who come visit the Dominican Republic arrive thru. Punta Cana has a vast nightlife, luxurious hotels, real estate development, private residences, malls, gift shops, world class golf courses, sport activities, exquisite and varied gastronomic offer, as well as cultural entertainment.


While resorts line the coastal strip, there is beach access from outside roads and restaurants, such as Bávaro (Los Corales, Huracán Café, Soles). With some exceptions, there are no restrictions on tourists walking along one hotel beach to another, although there are many patches of undeveloped land tracts between them.  The most developed section of the east coast resort strip, the Bávaro area is dotted with hotels, restaurants and gift shops right on the beach. Most of this stretch of beach is walk able. Here you can book beach activities, ranging from parasailing to speed-boat riding.


Without restrictions for access, Cortecito and Los Corales beach, located in the heart of Bávaro, is a small fishing village where you can find restaurants, bars, supermarkets, shopping centers and many gift and craft shops. Many excursions leave from this beach. There is beach access from outside roads and restaurants, such as Bávaro El Cortecito (Lio Beach, Captain Cook and Onno's).  El Cortecito is an area that made Bávaro famous, where boat taxis arrive to bring tourists to the restaurants on the beach. This is a very commercial and residential developed area of Bávaro beach.


Playa Bavaro, the main attraction of this luxurious and exotic area of ​​Punta Cana are the pristine beaches that stretch for more than 50 kilometers bordering the meeting point between the Caribbean Atlantic Ocean. Its blue waters of multiple shades are complemented by white sands, creating an unforgettable impression on visitors.  There is beach access from outside roads and restaurants, such as Califorña Good Times



Playa Bavaro is the most developed resort area on the East Coast and is dotted with beachfront condos, hotels, restaurants, and gift shops. It has a strip of brilliant white sand of approximately 50 kilometers surrounded by coral reefs. Most of this section is perfect for walks as well as for activities on the beach, from parasailing to speed boat racing. There is beach access from outside roads and restaurants, such as Bávaro Jellyfish


Juanillo beach in Cap Cana offers kilometers of white sand; With turquoise waters so clear that not for nothing is it known as one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic. It has a large selection of tropical food and drinks, as well as entertainment and concerts. Beach activities include volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking, and horseback riding.


The main draw of this area are the beaches that border the meeting point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.  The multi-shaded blue waters of the ocean complemented by white sands create lasting impressions.  Punta Cana beach is the dream of any visitor, with its fine white sand, lined with palm trees and turquoise waters. Being a private beach, the sands of Punta Cana stretch for 4.8 kilometers. Playa Blanca is part of the Puntacana Resort & Club, but admission is free for those heading to the popular Playa Blanca Restaurant or for those who have booked kite lessons at El Kite Club. On this extensive beach, qualified personnel offer Kitesurf and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) classes for both the most advanced and the most novice.


Declared by Unesco as one of the best beaches, Macao is a public beach located just 20 or 30 minutes from most hotels. Surf lessons are available, if conditions permit, and you can also find small kiosks where snacks are served along the beach. The adventure 4-wheel all-terrain vehicles zoom around this beach, but it is also large enough for enjoyment and relaxation, The Macao Surf Camp offers surfing lessons for people between the ages of 10 and 70 on weekends, weather permitting,


Right behind the famous Montaña Redonda and Lemon Lagoon in the neighboring village of Miches, you will find this paradisiac well hidden beach. Enjoy an amusing kayak or speedboat ride to the shore of Lemon Beach and taste a refreshing coconut drink followed by a horseback ride among its dense nature. Despite the distance to go, Lemon Beach is definitely one of the most beautiful of all, so you better try not to miss it!