Reasons To Visit Punta Cana
Punta Cana is located along the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic and is famed for its idyllic beaches, world-class resorts and many exciting outdoor opportunities. Along with its many modern attractions, lovers of history and culture can find plenty of memorable places to visit in the region such as Santo Domingo with its old European architecture or the charming village of Altos de Chavon. Be prepared for plenty of adventures on your journey with everything from snorkeling and fishing to kayaking available. One of the best places for families traveling with kids is the Marinarium water park where you can snorkel with sharks and dolphins or the HorsePlay Punta Cana complex out in the mountains.
Arriving In Punta Cana
Punta Cana International Airport is the main airport serving Punta Cana as well as the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic situated less than 10 km away from the center of the city. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Punta Cana, it is not currently possible to make the trip nonstop as there are no carriers providing direct flights. However, the airport has a wide network of connections across the globe which makes it easy for UAE-based travelers to get to Punta Cana with only a single transfer.
Punta Cana International Airport is a small airport offering a decent variety of amenities and facilities to keep travelers occupied. There are a number of fast food outlets on site alongside cafés and restaurants, while you can also browse through an extensive retail and duty-free shopping. In addition to this, you can connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network to access the web or wait for your flights in one of the airport lounges. When you have landed, the easiest way to get to your destination is to hop in a taxi just outside of the airport.
Punta Cana Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to the Dominican Republic are able to get a tourist visa upon arrival in the country. The weather in the Dominican Republic stays relatively consistent over the course of the year with average highs between 27 to 31 degrees - you may want to time your visit sometime between December and April which is when rainfall is at a minimum. The Dominican Republic is eight hours behind the UAE, while the currency in the country is the Dominican peso. There are a number of car rental companies at Punta Cana International Airport, so it is convenient to get a vehicle once you have landed.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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