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Punta Cana-Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, is renowned for its dazzling powdery white sand beaches, its romantic settings, and its world-class golf courses. One of the largest and fastest growing tourist destinations in the Caribbean, Punta Cana is a popular vacation destination for travellers from all around the world. With so much to do, see, and experience in this island paradise, it's no surprise why Punta Cana continues to be a favourite holiday hot spot.

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Things to do in Punta Cana
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Language spoken in Punta Cana
Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic peso is the local currency, although U.S. dollars are widely accepted. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site, although not all will exchange Canadian travel cheques. Visa and Mastercard cheques and credit cards are widely accepted. Regrettably, American Express cheques and credit cards are not commonly accepted.
Voltage in Punta Cana
110V or 220V (Adapters may be required at select hotels and are available on a very limited basis. We suggest you bring your own.)
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Punta Cana weather
Weather in Punta Cana
The average temperature in Punta Cana is 31 degrees Celsius (87 degrees Fahrenheit) with seasonal fluctuations of 4 6 degrees depending on the month. While on vacation in Punta Cana, most months of the year visitors should pack clothes for swimming and warm weather. For December and January some nights may require a light garment. While the average temperature in Punta Cana makes this an ideal vacation destination we recommend that you apply plenty of sunscreen, drink lots of water and relax.
Avg. J F M A M J J A S O N D
High 28.0°C 28.0°C 28.0°C 29.0°C 30.0°C 30.0°C 31.0°C 31.0°C 31.0°C 31.0°C 29.0°C 28.0°C
81.9°F 81.7°F 82.6°F 83.7°F 85.3°F 86.5°F 96.9°F 87.3°F 87.6°F 86.9°F 84.9°F 82.6°F
Low 22.0°C 22.0°C 22.0°C 23.0°C 24.0°C 25.0°C 25.0°C 24.0°C 24.0°C 24.0°C 23.0°C 22.0°C
71.4°F 71.2°F 71.6°F 72.5°F 73.8°F 75.4°F 76.3°F 76.6°F 75.9°F 74.5°F 73.8°F 72.1°F

Traveling to Punta Cana
While on vacation in Punta Cana
Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while traveling on vacation to Punta Cana to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Documents required to visit Punta Cana
Documents needed to visit Punta Cana
Canadian Citizens must carry a valid Canadian Passport
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Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Dominican Republic consulate or embassy prior to booking or contact Sunwing for further assistance.
Punta Cana transfer times
Transfer Times
Please keep in mind that these times are approximate depending on traffic and any other problems that may occur along the way.
Approximate transfer times are as follows from the Punta Cana Airport to hotels in:
La Romana - 45 minutes
Santo Domingo - 1 hour 30 minutes
Samana - 3 hours 30 minutes - 4 hours
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