The legal drinking age in the Dominican Republic is 18, and alcohol is not allowed to be introduced into or removed from the premises. This means that, while it is possible to drink in Punta Cana, you must be of legal age to do so. There are many cold drinks that can be prepared without the addition of alcohol, so teenagers don't need to drink to have fun. At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, they abide by the law and use filtered water in the preparation of food and ice cubes.
Eating and drinking all the drinks and fruits and vegetables during your stay should not cause any stomach problems. Exploring Santo Domingo and El Cortecito in the Punta Cana region is safe during the day, but it is best to stay within the resort at night. Punta Cana is a great place to relax on the beach with a good beer or rum, but it is important to remember that you must be 18 years old to legally drink alcohol in the Dominican Republic. There are many nightclubs located on the territory of hotel complexes, such as Oro at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where you can enjoy the nightlife without breaking the law.
Non-alcoholic specialty drinks are also available for those who cannot legally drink. It is also important to take precautions when travelling to Punta Cana. The hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for those travelling to the Caribbean, as it is usually transmitted through contaminated food or water. It is also a good idea to schedule taxi rides in advance, as prices vary greatly depending on the distance of your trip.
All hotels, bars and restaurants in Punta Cana are subject to the same Dominican laws, so you must be of legal age to consume alcohol. Macao Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Punta Cana among visitors and locals alike, making it a great spot for an afternoon of relaxation with a cold drink.