Where is Punta Cana?

"Where is Punta Cana?" "What is Punta Cana?" "How can I find out more about Punta Cana?" Here at ISLANDS, we editors hear those questions all the time from friends and readers looking to tap our expertise on the best places in the Caribbean for that perfect stress-free vacation on the beach. In recent years, Punta Cana has grown dramatically in popularity and in the number of resort offerings.

The answer to "Where is Punta Cana?" is in the interactive map below. Punta Cana is on the far eastern shore of the Dominican Republic and is one of the most visited regions in all of the Caribbean. It's known for miles of beautiful beaches plus all the vacation amenities you can imagine, with more than 40 all-inclusive resorts ranging from the expansive to the intimate, from family-friendly to adults-only. You can zoom in on the map to see every all-inclusive resort.

The Punta Cana International Airport has direct flights from U.S. airports, including a very quick 2 hours, 20 minutes direct flight from Miami on American Airlines. Puntacana Resort and Club is credited with launching this part of the Dominican Republic as a tourism destination. That beautiful resort complex is very close to the airport. Now resorts ring the beach, wrapping further north along the shore. Just south of the Puntacana Resort is Cap Cana, the latest resort area with all-new offerings and further features in the works.