Punta Cana is situated in La Altagracia Province (Dominican Republic's easternmost province). The area is best known for its resorts and beaches, which face both the Atlantic and Caribbean. Since the 1970s it has been a popular tourist destination.
Punta Cana area features an estimated population of around 50,000 inhabitants, with annual growth rate of 6%. It borders Cabeza de Toro village and beach, as well as Bavaro and El Cortecito beaches, all located to the north. The nearest city, 500-year-old Higüey, is 45 km (28 ml) away, which takes about 1 hour to reach by car. Entrepreneurs from Europe, mainly Spanish hotel chains, own all but 2 of the more than 50 megaresorts at Punta Cana tourism destination.
The 100-kilometre (62-mile) coastline of the province tends to be mildly windy. Ocean waters are predominantly shallows, with a few natural marine pools in which tourists can bathe with no danger.
Punta Cana offers water attractions, including catamaran sailing, racing speedboats, party boats, private yachts, discovery cruises, snorkeling cruises, deep sea sport fishing, floating spas, whale watching, reef exploring, swimming with dolphins, sharks and stingrays. Another opportunity is visiting small islands like Saona and Catalina.
Nearby lie the capital city Santo Domingo, and Samaná, Los Haitises National Park. The Basilica Catholic Monument, created in 1962 and designed by a couple of French architects, is located in nearby Higüey, Province's 500-year-old capital.
Several resort developments are found in Punta Cana: Puntacana Resort and Club, Motel 6, Majestic Elegance, Cap Cana, to name a few.
The Punta Cana cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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Port Punta Cana cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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