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Seven reasons why you have to visit Cap Cana

When people talk about the ultimate paradise vacation in the Dominican Republic, their minds usually drift towards Punta Cana... but more and more often today, Cap Cana is becoming the more attractive destination. And you might be interested to know that no more than 15 kilometers separate the two resorts. Its strategic location means visitors can get to know all the nearby treasures of this Caribbean country very easily. The wide range of activities available, from excursions to unique natural spaces and sports activities, are the perfect complement to any dream vacation here, where even the smallest of details are taken care of. With this Cap Cana travel guide, you’ll get to hear about all the surprises that the island has in store for you across the Atlantic.

Practical Information

A vacation to Cap Cana offers a wonderful Caribbean life full of peaceful days on the beach; nights spent dancing away to bachata and hours exploring the Dominican Republic’s luscious and exotic wildlife.
  • WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED TO TRAVEL TO PUNTA CANA?
    All travelers require a passport, Visa, and tourist card to enter the country except citizens of Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, South Korea, Israel, Iceland, Japan, Peru, Liechtenstein, and Uruguay. On arrival, visitors are guided to the immigration area where they must purchase a tourist card, which is valid for 30 days. Applications for tourist card extensions should be made at least two weeks in advance at the Dirección General de Migración before the original card expires.
  • DO I NEED A TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR TRAVELING IN PUNTA CANA?
    Obtaining comprehensive travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, potential loss or theft is highly recommended. Healthcare in Punta Cana is good but can be expensive without the right coverage. Many doctors and hospitals expect payment in cash, regardless of travel-health insurance. Before going on vacation, make sure insurance policies cover potentially hazardous activities such as scuba diving, motorcycling, and trekking, to name a few.
  • IS IT DANGEROUS FOR MY HEALTH TO VISIT PUNTA CANA?
    From a medical perspective, Punta Cana is safe when the healthcare precautions are taken. Typhoid and hepatitis A and B vaccinations are encouraged, as well as Malaria tablet prescriptions to reduce the risk of infection. Travel diseases like dysentery and hepatitis can be contracted but usually only if contaminated food and water is consumed.
  • HOW TO PAY IN PUNTA CANA?
    The Dominican Republic’s currency is the Dominican Peso, although Dollars and Euros are sometimes accepted in densely populated tourist areas. The best and safest way to manage to money is to withdraw pesos from ATMs commonly found in supermarkets, shopping malls and petrol stations. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted as are traveler's cheques, although market vendors prefer cash. "
  • WHAT ARE THE TIMEZONES OF PUNTA CANA?
    Santo Domingo follows the Atlantic Time Zone, UTC-04:00.
  • WHAT LANGUAGE IS SPOKEN IN PUNTA CANA?
    Most people speak Dominican Spanish, similar sounding to Coastal Caribbean Spanish, but with strong West African language influences. Haitian Creole is also one of the indigenous spoken languages. Due to refugees and their descendants who fled from the Chinese Revolution, there is a population of Chinese speakers. English is predominantly used in popular tourist areas.
  • WHAT SHOULD I PACK WHEN TRAVELING TO PUNTA CANA?
    Punta Cana has a hot Caribbean climate so interchangeable, lightweight clothing made from breathable fabric such as cotton or linen is most practical. Shoe-wise it's best to pack a pair of beach sandals, walking, and formal shoes. While most vacationers enjoy spending time outdoors or on the beach, it's advisable for women to pack a cocktail dress and for men to take along slacks and a formal shirt in order take part in all of Santo Domingo’s vibrant nightlife offerings. To repel mosquitoes and fleas, take a strong bug repellent and reliable itch relief ointment, as a well as a sunscreen with a high SPF to guard against sunburn. As with traveling to any foreign country, a simple phrase book or smartphone language app is recommended to communicate in situations where English isn't spoken.