The Punta Cana destination is made up of the areas (going from south to north) of Cap Cana (Juanillo), Punta Cana, Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro, El Cortecito, Arena Gorda, Macao and Uvero Alto.
Today, the East Coast beach strip is one of the best choices for those seeking the perfect beach and R&R (rest and relaxation) experience. Punta Cana is that perfect place for a honeymoon first or second. This is a place for vegging out miles of silky-fine white sand, deserted beaches with coconut palms. Unless you rent a car or purchase an excursion, don't expect much sightseeing or outstanding shopping opportunities nearby. This area is made up almost completely of large all-inclusive resorts populated mostly by couples or families. Some resorts in the area cater to sports-minded people, others are couples only. But most resorts focus on family entertainment. The exception is spring break time when groups of university students fly down from Canada and the US. The better hotels for this crowd are the larger complexes, where night time entertainment is more lively.
Iberostar in Bávaro, Bávaro Beach (Above)
Barceló Junior Suites Delux, Punta Cana (Below)