Country DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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Punta Cana, named after a local cape, is a region in the easternmost tip
of the Dominican Republic.
Covering about 4,200,000 m2 (approximately 1,100 acres), the region is home to a coastline
of sandy white beaches and to a town of the same name.
A region once named Punta de Borrachón was merged with Punta Cana by the
founding investors in 1969.
Located in the province of La Altagracia and population estimated at 100,023,
the region borders the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
To the north, it borders the village of Bávaro and El Cortecito beaches.
The nearest town, Higuey, is 28 miles away, and it takes about an hour to drive there.
Europeans, particularly the Spanish, tend to own the resorts of Punta Cana.
Resort architects have been likely to make some nod to Spain or colonial Mexico.
Areas bordering Punta Cana include Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Engaño and, further west, Juanillo.
The coastline tends to be mildly windy.
The ocean waters are mainly shallows, with several natural marine pools in which visitors can bathe.
North to South the main beaches are: Playa de Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro, Playa Ubero Alto,
Playa Macao, Playa de El Cortecito - all north of the cape - and Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Engaño,
Punta Cana, Juanillo - south of the cape.
Bávaro is a village developed in cooperation with the resorts of Punta Cana,
as a town for workers.
As the hotels started to rise along the East coast, Bavaro itself became a center of services.
Punta Cana has one of the busiest and best connected airports in the region
(the Punta Cana International Airport), serving about two million tourists per year and
sometimes receiving more flights than the Santo Domingo airport, Las Américas International Airport.
The entire Bávaro-Punta Cana region entered a fast-paced growth phase in early 2004.
With the establishment and initiation of foreign investment projects such as CapCana and
The Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort, the development of new marinas, resorts, and
housing complexes have been developed.
With 37,000 hotel rooms counted in 2005, it is expected that the region doubles its capacity
in the upcoming years.
The weather is fairly constant, with an average temperature of 26°C.
The hottest season lasts from April to November, and during the day temperatures might reach 32°C.
From December to March, temperatures during the evening are around 20°C.
Very little rain falls around the area, mostly because of the flat landscapes.
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