Bávaro Beach is blessed with powdery white sand, making it one of the most popular beaches in Punta Cana. The shore seems endless, and it's a great beach for a long walk. Playa Bávaro is reached by a clearly signposted road south of the Meliá Caribe Tropical Resorts. About half an hour's drive north of Bávaro, you'll find the beautiful and undeveloped Playa Macao.
Drive straight through the small village of El Macio. After the crest of the hill, you will see a beautiful beach. Macao is popular with surfers, and you can take surfing lessons if you need them at the Macao Surf Camp. Called the Fat Sand Beach, Arena Gorda is a favourite with families with children.
The wide sandy beach slopes down to shallow waters of a beautiful turquoise colour. It seems that Arena Gordo is exclusive to those staying at the resorts in the area, but if you look closely, you'll find public access at the Ocean Blue & Sand service entrance. Juanillo is another secluded beach in the Cap Cana area at the southern end of Punta Cana. The Sanctuary Cap Cana resorts are nearby.
For luxury, beauty and fine dining, visit the restaurant with its cabanas and lounge sofas. Take the Cap Cana road to the gated area. As in Playa Blanca, you can spend the day there in exchange for your ID card. I went with my boyfriend to take our first kitesurfing lesson in Punta Cana at Uvero Alto beach.
The lesson was excellent and our instructor was very patient and went at our pace. He was very knowledgeable about how to kitesurf and had our safety in mind at all times. The team in general was great, they picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel so we didn't have to worry about transportation. Great windy conditions on the beach, and super amazing beach scenery.
Whether you're into diving, snorkelling, windsurfing or just lounging on the warm sand, you'll want to visit as many of Punta Cana's beaches as you can. Punta Cana, located in the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic, is the perfect destination for beach lovers.