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Famous for its powdery white sand and fluorescent blue waters, Punta Cana is the perfect adventure for sun-seeking vacationers seeking relaxation - and a little entertainment. Find out from the Punta Cana Travel Guide why this stretch of heavenly beaches continues to be one of the most popular Caribbean destinations. This small resort town is the picture-perfect tropical paradise, with beautiful beaches stretching for miles and dozens of palm trees nodding along the sand, earning its nickname as the Coconut Coast. There are many opportunities to take advantage of the distinct marine life, by diving, fishing or even swimming with dolphins. The idyllic island of Isla Saona, known for its coastal lagoons and spectacular reef, is only a day-trip away. The locals are warm and friendly, welcoming you with open arms to explore the food, dance and Creole music that makes the island so lively. It’s one of the best golfing destinations in the Caribbean, with custom-made greens complete with sweeping views of the ocean front. Visit the coastal plains and mangrove forests of the local parks, which are home to over 100 bird species, 160 insect species and 500 plant species. A variety of airlines fly directly to Punta Cana International Airport, making for an easy flight with minimal air transfers no matter your starting point. - Where is Punta Cana? Punta Cana is a town on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, in the La Altagracia province. The name Punta Cana also refers to the beachfront area extending beyond the town. It’s 123 miles from the capital, Santo Domingo. - What is the best season for a vacation in Punta Cana? Punta Cana is the perfect mix of tropical wet and dry climate with consistent weather year-round and very little rainfall due to the flat landscape. The peak season runs from December through February, and the hot and humid season from May through October. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, one of the best times to visit is from March to May.