About Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Abutting the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, on the Dominican Republic’s easternmost tip lies Punta Cana. Though it takes up 183.5 square feet while accommodating 43,982 residents, there is an impressive 27-mile stretch of nothing but clear waters and beach for visitors and locals to lavish in. The entire coastline extends for 62 miles, making for limitless water sport and sunbathing opportunities. That is fortunate because tourism is what makes this place tick.
Popular Destinations in Punta Cana
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Punta Cana? Balnearios and beaches are the main draws of this tropical paradise. There are, of course, more attractions for the discerning tourist, as seen from the list of attractions below:
Coconut Grove: Also known as La Costa del Coco, Coconut Grove begins where Punta Cana and the Bávaro area merge. This is a collection of all-inclusive, lavish resorts and popular for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and zip-lining. Additional water and beach related activities that draw visitors to this amazing coastline location are catamaran sailing, four-wheeling, and speedboat racing. Cruises and tours provide visitors the opportunity to explore islands like Saona and Catalina and/or explore the reefs, whale watch, swim with stingrays and sharks, snorkel, and swim with dolphins. There are also private yachts, floating spas, discovery cruises, deep sea sport fishing, and party boats in the area.
Basilica Catholic Monument: This regal monument is located near Higüey, the 500-year-old capital. Basilica Catholic Monument was designed by two French architects and built in 1962. This may be of particular interest for those studying abroad.
Altos de Chavón: Located in La Romana atop the Chavón River, Altos de Chavon is a re-creation of a Mediterranean style European village. With an amphitheater, architectural museum, and cultural center, it is the most popular non-beach related sight in the region. Santana, Heart, Buddy Rich, and Frank Sinatra all performed here. Altos de Chavon hosted The Concert for the Americas in August of 1982.
Punta Espada Golf Course: The PGA Champions Tour was hosted by this Jack Nicklaus-signature course. The sprawling 72 par course contains spectacular views and winding pathways. The caddies and other service people are exemplary and there is a lounge in which non-golfers can curl up with a book, or dine at the patio restaurant. Day rates at the Punta Espada Golf Course include two bottles of water, a caddy, driving range practice, and golf cart.
Imagine Punta Cana Disco: For a mix of American pop hits, upbeat Spanish tunes, and house techno, the Imagine Punta Cana Disco is perfect for those looking to bust a move. This Disco is one of the few spots that offers ideal nightlife. When not resting in the ‘chill out lounge’, the booming Thumpa-Thumpa will draw visitors (and a few stragglers all the way from outside) into the series of neon-colored, backlit natural caves. There is a different cave for each kind of music offered.
Manati Park: Those who enjoy reptiles and birds will love it here. Those who prefer dolphins may opt for Dolphin Island instead. For those who have time on their side, perhaps they’ll do both. The crocodile, iguana, and flamingo exhibits are particularly impressive at Manati Park; for extra entertainment, a dancing parrot also puts on a show.
Luxury Lodging in Punta Cana
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Punta Cana? Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has an impressive array of luxury accommodation facilities. Some of the examples include:
- Eden Roc at Cap Cana
- Paradisus Palma
- Sanctuary Cap Cana
- Sivory Punta Cana
- Tortuga Bay
- Westin Puntacana Resort and Club
- Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
Airports In or Nearby Punta Cana For Private Jets
Punta Cana can be accessed by private air charter at the following airports in or near the city:
- Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ): This is a privately-owned airport in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic. It features open air terminals and roofs covered with palm leaves, typical of most Dominican Republic terminals. The airport stands at an elevation of 40 feet above sea level. It has two asphalt/concrete runways measuring 10,100 feet each, designated in the 08/26 and 09/27 directions.
- La Romana International Airport (LRM): Located 34 miles away from Punta Cana, La Romana International Airport is adjacent to the tourist town of La Romana. The public airport stands at an elevation of 213 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt/concrete runway measuring 9600 feet in length, and designated in the 11/29 direction. The airport has a passenger turnover of more than 220,000 passengers annually, and handles over 2,300 aircraft operations as well.
- Las Américas International Airport (SDQ): This airport is located 76 miles away from Punta Cana. The airport sits at an altitude of 13 feet above sea level and has one asphalt runway measuring 6,300 feet t in length, designated in the 11/29 direction. The airport is moderately busy, and is served by two carriers. The low commercial air traffic makes it easy for private and chartered aircraft clients to use the airport.
- La Isabela International Airport (JBQ): This airport is located around 130 miles away from Punta Cana, and is at an altitude of 10 feet above sea level. It has one asphalt runway measuring 8,700 feet in length designated in the 05/23 direction. The airport is at an altitude of 10 feet above sea level. The airport is a hub for several local and international airlines providing service to as far as Miami and Port-au-Prince.
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