Where is Punta Cana?
“Where is Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic”?
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the
Haiti occupies the western third of the island. Hispaniola lies at the edge of the tropical
zone, resulting in a very consistent climate. That, coupled with its 1400 km. of coastline
riddled with beaches has made it an attractive tourist destination.This map
of the Dominican Republic shows the mountain chains of the interior and the amazing
amount of coastline.
“Where is Punta Cana”?
The location of Punta Cana is on the very eastern tip of the Dominican Republic in the
province of La Altagracia. Here, the waters of the North Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea
meet, creating the ultimate mix of holiday activities. Calm Caribbean beaches for relaxing
and slightly rougher waters further out provide excellent water sports. You will not find
Punta Cana on most maps because it is the name of one of the beaches in the area, not a
town, city or province. However, the Punta Cana tourist destination has become known as
composing the following areas, listed from north to south: Macao, Arena Gorda, El Cortecito,
Bavaro, Cabeza de Toro, Punta Cana, and Cap Cana (or Juanillo). The nearest city is
Higuey,about 30 minutes, a popular day trip from Punta Cana. You should be able to pick out
all of these beaches on this
map of Punta
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For more maps of the area click on the following thumbnail maps: The map on the left is a
printable road-map of Higuey. The two in the center are Punta Cana resort maps that show the
location of resorts, tourist attractions and phone numbers. The Punta Cana map on the far right
shows the South Eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic.
of Higuey: where is Punta Cana?