Punta Cana is part of the municipal district of La Altagracia, the eastern province of the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana Bavaro and known for its beaches and balnearios, the point where it joins the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Punta Cana is the name of the plantations of sugar cane, which was the most important economic activity to the era of international tourism.
The nearest town, which is 500 years old – Higüey, is 45 kilometers from Punta Cana. Europeans, particularly Spanish hotel chains, own all but two of the 50 mega hotels in Punta Cana and Bavaro.
In the province, 100 km of coastline, as a rule, slightly windy. From north to south the main beaches: Uvero alto, Macao, Arena Gorda, Bavaro, El Cortecito, Lоs Corales and Cabeza del torro – north of Cape and Cabo Engaño, Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Juanillo – south of the cape.
Punta Cana and Bavaro – the main tourist areas of the Dominican Republic. A large amount of investment goes into the construction of new roads, hotels and infrastructure.
Punta Cana International Airport is one
of the busiest international airports in the Caribbean. In 2013, the airport Punta Cana received more than 3 million passengers, making it the busiest airport in the country. Grupo Punta Cana built Punta Cana International Airport in 1984 for the development of tourism in the area. This is the first private international airport in the Dominican Republic.