Cap Cana Information

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Capturing Cap Cana

Located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic where the dreamy Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic, Cap Cana is the hottest haute escape-haven where discerning beachers can find it all. Luscious white sand. Breath-stealing turquoise water. Epic ecological adventures. A rockin’ marina. And oceans more.  Just 10 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, Cap Cana is sunsational year-round and serves up aah-some on every level. So it’s not surprising their motto is “The World’s New Destination.” 

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People flock to Punta Cana’s luxurious resorts on pristine beaches for snorkeling and fun in the clear aqua water. Cap Cana is not only an exclusive gated community, but it’s also known for a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. La Romana is home to resort delights, like Casa de Campo’s world-renowned Teeth of the Dog golf course. In Puerto Plata, surf’s up where you can find all types of water sports on its Amber Coast. Plan to visit Samaná to see majestic humpback whales up close, migrating through the bay. Finally, UNESCO World Heritage site in Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the Americas and is the cultural and political capital of the Dominican Republic. Whatever you want to do, the Dominican Republic’s got your vacay memories waiting for you.

Lounging On Epic Beaches

Wave after wave of heavenly beaches are yours in this dreamy part of the Dominican. It’s where you’ll find the uber chic Juanillo Beach. The sparkling, glam Caletón Beach. The exclusive Marina Beach. And the charming Fisherman’s Beach. If you want to dive into more than tanning and swimming, there’s sailing, scuba diving, angling and a wide variety of non-water sports. There’s also reef-protected aquamarine waters that are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. This, and many other sea-savvy activities will help you while away many hours of bliss in this slice of heaven.

Luxury in Punta Cana
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park in Punta Cana

Teeing Off In Golfer's Paradise

Two words: Punta Espada. This stellar, award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature course opened in 2006 with 18 holes - a total 7,382 yards. Eight holes play along and over the sea. 15 holes of its 18 have spectacular ocean views. GolfWeek Magazine awarded it #1 Course in the Caribbean and Mexico in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  Even better, it was named “Traveler Choice 2013” – the #1 attraction that travelers recommend when visiting Punta Cana. It’s tee time, beach lovers.

Docking At Cap Cana's Marina

Cruise on by this state-of-the-art marina on the swanky Cap Cana shores, where you can take in a world-famous fishing tournament, or even be fancy and rent a yacht. After your fabulous day, you can dine at one of the 12 nosh spots and five bars, one of which is a “Chivas Club.” No matter what you choose, it’ll be smooth sailing.


Best Beaches in Punta Cana
Family Friendly Adventures in Punta Cana

Adventuring On The Island

Put on your active wear. Fill up your water bottle because there is so much to explore. Start with a splash and swim in one the island’s cenotes–natural sinkholes. Zip line above the canopy or horseback ride under it. Hike, mountain bike or drive a buggy. Boat over to the breathtaking Soana Island for a picnic and snorkeling. Or just take a moment to gaze at the turquoise ocean along a cliff. Can you say Beach Eden?



Cap Cana Quick Facts


Peso (RD$)

Same voltage as North America, but the sockets are two pronged.

All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from the Dominican Republic.

Drinking Water
Drink only bottled water. Avoid tap water and drinking beverages with ice cubes.

Time Zone
Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)

Peak Season
Dec to Feb, July to Aug and Semana Santa (the week before Easter)


High* Low* Precip.*
January 81°F 71°F 2.6 in.
February 81°F 71°F 2.1 in.
March 82°F 71°F 2.1 in.
April 83°F 72°F 2.7 in.
May 85°F 73°F 4.9 in.
June 86°F 75°F 4.1 in.
July 86°F 76°F 3.1 in.
August 87°F 76°F 4.1 in.
September 87°F 75°F 4 in.
October 86°F 74°F 6 in.
November 84°F 73°F 4.6 in.
December 82°F 72°F 3.1 in.

*Historical averages.



Images courteous of Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism.