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FUNDAMENTAL tips for traveling to Punta Cana

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Organizing a wedding: wedding dress, invitations, decoration, music ... There are many details that we have to take care of but sometimes we forget the main thing, you and your guests are about to take a trip to one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet!

Of course this leads to all the planning of the trip, not only for you, but also for your guests, that is why here are some tips if you plan to visit Punta Cana.

Agency or on my own?

Despite how extremely easy it’s to organize a trip to Punta Cana, most tourists decide to hire a travel agency. One of the advantages of hiring your trip to Punta Cana through an agency is that they provide you with information that perhaps by going on your own you wouldn’t have access or could hardly find it.

It is important to emphasize that when hiring a trip by agency, it does not include excursions, you have to book them there, in the hotels or online before traveling.

Choosing a travel agency has two main advantages, the convenience of having your trip organized, so you don’t have to worry about all details and in certain cases travel agencies may offer special cheaper prices due to the volume of hiring.

Choosing to travel with an agency or on your own is everyone's decision, but it is important that you know the aspects in which you need to pay attention when planning your trip to this paradisiacal island.

How to choose flight and hotel?

First, look for the flight on your own, as well as the selection of two or three hotels and take note of the prices, this to give you an idea of ​​the prices if you decide to make the trip on your own.

Taking these prices into consideration, you can contact different travel agencies and ask about the packages they offer and the prices taking into account the hotels you have already selected.

There is a wide variety of hotels but with a lot of difference in quality, remember that the Dominican Republic is a very cheap destination in which going from a standard quality to an absolutely VIP one means very little difference in price.


In Punta Cana there are all kinds of all-inclusive hotels, adults-only hotels, hotels to go with children, with better beaches, with more or less swimming pools, with water parks, with nightclubs, even hotels with casino and theaters.

This is also a decision that you must make considering the activities you and your guest like to do or the plan in which you want to travel.

What to see and do?

Most travelers who visit Punta Cana do so looking for the sun and the beach. The hotels have their own private beach and several pools to relax, drink and eat while sunbathing.

Some of them also have football fields, tennis, paddle tennis and basketball courts, a casino, a spa or theaters, as well as bars, discos and restaurants.

Even the hotels organize activities within the resorts, such as foam parties or spinning in the pools.

For those who like to explore, there are several activities and excursions that can be done, such as visiting the city of Santo Domingo with its colonial buildings or extreme activities such as diving.

Do you need a Visa?

For most countries it is not necessary to apply for any type of visa. It is only necessary to complete two forms that are given to you on the plane during the journey to the country.

They will ask you for information about your trip, with data such as how many days you are going to be and where you are going to stay. There are two forms, since one is delivered when arriving in the country and passing customs control and the other is to be delivered before leaving the Dominican Republic.

Tip: It is always advisable to carry a pen to fill out the information.

What currency is used in Punta Cana?

The currency used is the Dominican peso. In practice, as in many countries in the world, you can pay with both dollars and euros, since these two currencies accept almost anywhere. In addition, you can always pay with a card in most establishments, especially in restaurants.

In case you need to exchange currency, you can do it at the airport or even at the hotels themselves, which is a more comfortable option.

If you want to change local currency while already in Punta Cana, an excellent option is to get the money from an ATM, which usually apply a better exchange and depending on the bank, with minimal commissions.

The best time to travel to Punta Cana

First of all, you should know that Punta Cana has a tropical climate, with a constant temperature, so any time of the year is good to visit.

The temperature oscillates between 28 - 30 degrees Celsius (82 – 86° Fahrenheit) in summer, while in winter the minimums can drop to as much as 20 degrees Celsius (68 °F), but the average temperature is 24 or 25 degrees.

Most tourists decide to visit this country in the summer months, which is when you will find more heat and humidity, on the contrary, you have that the prices are higher than in other months, since the demand increases both in the hotels as in flights.

What to bring?

When you travel to Punta Cana there are three things that cannot be missing in your suitcase; of course bathing suit, sunscreen that is biodegradable (so as not to pollute the sea) and repellent for mosquitoes, especially if you are going to make an excursion to natural reserve areas.

If you go to a large resort it is necessary to take some more formal clothes, especially for dinner time.

We hope these tips can help you on your next trip to this Caribbean island. Remember that the most important thing is that you enjoy this beautiful place and all that it offers you.

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We invite you to learn about our services and contact us to learn about our packages.

We would love to be part of the most special day of your life!

By Veronica Rodriguez


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