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Top 5 Beaches in Punta Cana


After a winter season, the only thing you want is to seek out the sun. Visit the perfect venues to stretch out, relax and leave behind the cold weather. Get to know the top 5 beaches in Punta Cana and enjoy a Caribbean family getaway.

Top 5 beaches in Punta Cana
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Blue Flag Certification

Punta Cana is all about turquoise waters and sandy white beaches. One important aspect to mention is the variety of beaches awarded with Blue Flag Certification.

This prestigious award recognizes beaches with environmental awareness. Also, it encourages sustainable practices among tourists and locals, as well as the protection of marine fauna and flora.

Top 5 beaches

Bavaro Beach

Located in La Altagracia province, Bávaro beach is one of the most popular beaches in Punta Cana. Therefore, we recommend you arrive early to choose a good spot to relax.

Shops and luxurious hotels in the surrounding areas. You might even have the opportunity to see the houses of Oscar de la Renta and Julio Iglesias.

You can practice activities such as diving, snorkeling, and sailing on Bavaro beach

Bavaro beach Punta Cana
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Macao Beach

It only takes a 30-minute drive north from Bavaro beach to find Macao beach. The access to this beach is free. There are no resorts nearby, so it is very quiet, calm, and not so crowded.

In fact, this beach belongs to UNESCO's list of Caribbean's best beaches due to its palm trees and fine sand.

Surfers and windsurfers find this a perfect venue for strong waves. Parasailing and buggy adventure tours are other sports tourists can practice at this beach.

And more importantly, do not miss the opportunity to have a ceviche or cocktail at some of the beachside restaurants. The seafood is very fresh!

Macao beach Punta Cana
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Uvero Alto

Uvero Alto beach is considered one of the most secluded beaches in Punta Cana. Actually, is one of the most preferred by couples or honeymooners. A charming and romantic ambiance will be at this beach.

Not many tourists visit this beach. A good tip is to rent a car to get here if you are not staying at one of the resorts in this area.

Uvero Alto area boasts a shopping center, a ranch, and a water park. Horseback riding, windsurf, kayaking and scuba diving are the most common sports in this Caribbean spot.

Uvero Alto beach Punta Cana
Photo by: Jaime Walker

Juanillo Beach

The calm waters of Juanillo beach are the ideal choice for families. It is located in the area of Cap Cana, close to a marina, a golf course, and restaurants.

International cuisine tasting, sunbathing, kayaking, and swimming are the top activities here. Some restaurants play international music throughout the beach area to add liveliness to the ambiance.

Sponsored events such as beach soccer, volleyball, CrossFit,  and music festivals take place here during certain seasons. Playa Juanillo is open to the public and very easy to find. Just a 15-minute drive from the Punta Cana International Airport.

Juanillo beach Punta Cana
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Playa Blanca

Looking for a quiet, chilled, and calm place? Playa Blanca awaits you. A beach where locals and tourists gather to have fun. During the weekends it can be a little crowded but not during weekdays.

Its name means White Sand, so expect kilometers of white sand when you arrive. You will not regret spending the day here. The waves are not very high.

Activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming take place on this beach. Depending on the weather, people searching for something more adventurous can practice kitesurfing. International and tropical meals are available at one restaurant.

Playa Blanca beach Punta Cana
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Caribbean Island

The Dominican Republic is a worldwide tropical holiday destination. Sandy white beaches, turquoise waters, and palm trees are Punta Cana's main attractions.

Direct flights from main cities all over the world make this Caribbean Island one of the most visited during holiday seasons. Book your vacation, pack your bags, and enjoy the flight.

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