SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The results are in and we are proud to announce that millions of reviewers named Punta Cana the #1 Destination in the Caribbean in the 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings over a 12-month period, the easternmost region of Dominican Republic is honored to be recognized for its work in developing a safe and enjoyable destination for a wide variety of travelers.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition and hear that the efforts we have put into the Punta Cana region are so highly rated by tourists,” said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “We have worked to make Punta Cana an accessible destination attractive to a wide variety of travelers and are glad to know that its offerings are so deeply enjoyed by those that visit.”
Surrounded by azure waters and nestled across 100 miles of powder-soft white beaches, Punta Cana remains one of the most lavish and popular areas of the country, where visitors of all types and budgets can find something to suit their travel needs. Boasting everything from luxury villas to budget-friendly resorts, amenities and activities here are endless – tourists can enjoy multi-generational family fun, dream wedding locales, luxurious designer golf courses, high-tech business and convention centers, adventurous excursions, opportunities to connect with nature, vibrant nightlife, high-end gastronomy, rejuvenating spas and much, much more.
With most resorts within a 20-minute drive from the bustling Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), the area is one of the most convenient and well connected in the Caribbean, with flights available from 26 countries and counting. New highway infrastructure between Punta Cana and other popular destinations in Dominican Republic – such as historic Santo Domingo, adventurous Puerto Plata, verdant Samaná and luxe La Romana – simplifies logistics and reduces travel times for those looking to explore the warm and welcoming country even further.