|Chicken breasts at the market||$12.89|
|Pack of cigarettes||$4.52|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$1.35|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.47|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.93|
Punta Cana is a beach destination. The city is popular for its beaches and seaside resorts called balnearios. The city is located in the innermost of the province of Altagracia.
With coastline facing the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean, Punta Cana's main attraction is of course its beaches and spa resorts. With shallow water and windy weather, Punta Cana is the hub of beach lovers who want safe beach adventures.
The best time to enjoy Punta Can's beaches is during summer season. Beaches like Uvero, El Cortecito, Las Corales and Cabeza de Toro offers top beach activities and water sports like swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. Locals as well as Punta Cana's guests enjoy the windy and breezy weather while soaking under the sun and the warm sand. But if you happen to come during the wet season when cheap flights to Punta Cana are mostly available, expect to experience tropical storms and hurricanes that could disrupt activities like sightseeing, hiking, climbing and even beach adventures. It is better to avoid the months of June and November as this is the period when the city experience bad weather. Cheap flights to Punta Cana are not worth as tourists attractions are closed and most are not accessible due to flash flooding caused by heavy rain.
The finest hotels are usually found around and within the beach resorts. If you are planning to enjoy Punta Cana's beaches, hotels in Punta Cana offers ocean views and most of the time are less crowded. Those near the airport are where the crowd is and therefore not too pleasant to enjoy walking tours.
During the months of December to April, the city experience an average of 80 degree F with high humid prevailing within the city and this is the best time to enjoy other Punta Cana's attraction such as Punta Espada and Casa de Campo where the city’s best golf courses are located. It is also the best time to go scuba diving in Saona Island or Adamanai Island.
Punta Cana is currently into developments to augment its tourist’s facilities. Although still popular as a tourist destination courtesy of Puntacana Resort and Club and the ever popular Palma Real Villas, Punta Cana is bent on creating a new tag for itself ; the beach destination of the world.