Located in the East of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana and Bavaro is the place where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet and where the most famous beaches of our island are located, wide and endless, with fine white sand and its beaches have millions of coconut trees, and a coral reef that runs along them. Surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing can be practiced here, making it the perfect place if you want to take surfing lessons in Punta Cana as it receives a wide variety of wave types suitable for all levels. Most of Punta Cana's most popular all-inclusive resorts are located on Bavaro Beach, making it one of the busiest beaches in Punta Cana. Most people think of Punta Cana as an area with one (great) beach (literally, Punta Cana beach), which is easily accessible from anywhere.
It is one of the southernmost stretches of beach in Punta Cana and is wide and flat, as well as long enough for great walks on the beach in the morning or evening. Next door is the Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, a 464-room adults-only resort where guests enjoy garden, pool and ocean views, as well as a free-form pool that winds its way through lush gardens like a lazy river - handy if there are big waves or seaweed. Have your camera ready and take advantage of this beautiful setting that most Punta Cana tourists miss. Located along the Caribbean coast between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, Juan Dolio is frequented by both foreign and Dominican tourists.
Although the sand is a little more golden and the water is not as turquoise as in other parts of Punta Cana, Uvero Alto stands out for its less frequented beaches, its elegant resorts (all of which are quite luxurious) and a quieter atmosphere compared to the main beaches of Punta Cana. Playa Cabeza de Toro is home to a number of resorts, including Be Live, Dreams Punta Cana and Catalonia Bavaro. Bavaro Beach is generally considered the best beach in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic in general. They have a swimming pool, several lounge areas, daily activities and a huge food and drink menu so you can spend a perfect day on the beaches of Punta Canas.
Playa Blanca is Spanish for 'white beach' and that's exactly what describes it perfectly - it's without doubt the whitest beach in the whole Punta Cana area. As you can see on this map of Punta Cana created by The Orange Backpack, the beaches stretch along the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic off the island of Puerto Rico and north to Aruba. More than 60 miles from Punta Cana International Airport, Playa Esmeralda cannot be considered geographically as Punta Cana, but as it can be reached in about an hour and is the closest airport, it is still marketed as the Punta Cana region. If you like swimming in the sea, Bávaro beach is your best option for a beach holiday in Punta Cana, as it has calm waters and a blue flag.
Another option is to just have a beer and enjoy the people, as Macao Beach is the locals' favourite beach in Punta Cana for weekends.