Punta Cana is part of the Municipal District of La Altagracia, the eastern province of the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana Bavaro is famous for its beaches and spa resorts, the point where it connects with the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Punta Cana is the name of the sugarcane plantations that were the most important economic activity in the era of international tourism.
The nearest city, which is 500 years old, Higuey, is 45 km from Punta Cana. Europeans, especially Spanish hotel chains, own all but two of the 50 mega-hotels in Punta Cana and Bavaro.
In the province, 100 km of coastline is usually slightly windy. From north to south are the main beaches: Uvero – Alto, Macau, Arena – Gorda, Bavaro, El Cortecito, Los Corales and Cabeza del Torro – north of the Cape and Cabo Engagno, Punta Cana, Cap Cana , Juanillo, south of the headland.
Punta Cana and Bavaro are the main tourist areas of the Dominican Republic. A large amount of investment goes to the construction of new roads, hotels and infrastructure.
Punta Cana International Airport is one
of the busiest international airports in the Caribbean. In 2013, Punta Cana Airport received over 3 million passengers, making it the busiest airport in the country. Grupo Punta Cana built Punta Cana International Airport in 1984 to promote tourism in the area. It is the first private international airport in the Dominican Republic.