Best Beaches in Punta Cana –
Top 5 Beaches in 2024

Punta Cana is a grand resort in the Dominican Republic, which is considered the best in the whole country. It is famous for its white, like snow, sand and wonderful tropical coconut palms. But what about the Best Beach in Punta Cana?

Best beaches of Punta Cana often appear on the covers of tourist magazines and in booklets dedicated to the Dominican Republic. In this article, we will try to describe in detail all the beaches of the resort area of Punta Cana.

1. Macao Beach

Macao Beach

Macao Beach in Punta Cana

Macao Beach is a public beach located in the province La Altagracia in the east region of the Dominican Republic. It is popular among locals and visitors for its white sands, clear waters and those who seek some adventure since this is a popular destiny for buggy and four wheels riders and surfers. This is one of the only beaches of the Dominican Republic apt for surfing. Macao Beach has a Certificate of Excellence in TripAdvisors and is highly rated by this community. Macao Beach is one of the only beaches in the area not directly surrounded by hotels.

This beach is open to all comers. It’s interesting to note that the lack of hotels on this beach can be regarded as its lack and as an advantage. In any case, there is only a small beach restaurant and a center for water sports. Many believe that on this beach there are the highest waves in the Punta Cana area. It is also the best beach in Punta Cana for a romantic photoshoot.

2. Uvero Alto Beach

Uvero Alto Beach

Uvero Alto Beach, photo created by Jaime Walker

Uvero Alto is a beach and resort area located at the north end of the tourist town Punta Cana in the province of La Altagracia in the Dominican Republic. A number of all-inclusive resort hotels are built along this beach on the east coast of Hispaniola.

It is a very beautiful, but a little-known beach. However, this beach also can bear the title of the best beach in Punta Cana. Uvero-Alto has yellowish sand and offers a more relaxed atmosphere than other beaches in the region. Outside the hotels beach territory you will find only a few tourists and locals, holidaymakers on the beach. Uvero-Alto is located in the west of the resort zone, then do not be surprised with the presence of high waves here, which are ideal for surfing, but can be dangerous for small children.

3. Bavaro Beach

Bavaro Beach

Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana

Bávaro is a tourist area in Punta Cana, located in La Altagracia province, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. Bavaro was developed together with the resort area and tourist region of Punta Cana, as a town for resort workers. As hotels started to rise along the east coast, north from Punta Cana, Bavaro itself became a center of services.

Bavaro Beach is the main tourist beach and the most famous one in the Dominican Republic. This beach is free to enter. Therefore, it is very crowded. This beach offers several kilometers of soft white sand, the amazing feature of which is that it does not heat up in the sun. Therefore, you can walk barefoot in the soft sand and not be afraid of getting your feet burn. The beauty of Bavaro beach is proven by the fact that Oscar de la Renta and Julio Iglesias have houses in the area. Can Bavaro Beach be the best beach in Punta Cana? Certainly!

4. Juanillo Beach

Juanillo Beach

Juanillo Beach, Punta Cana

This beach is ideal for families with children. Juanillo beach is located in the exclusive area of Cap Cana, in a private area with resort hotels, restaurants and a marina. On the beach there is an excellent expensive restaurant. But it costs this money. Palm trees along the beach, great soft sand, not crowded. That’s cool! The best beach in Punta Cana ever!

5. Esmeralda beach

This beach is extremely great. It’s a bit far from Bavaro Punta Cana but we highly recommend to go here and enjoy this insanely great ocean. We think it’s really awesome, isn’t it? The water is so blue, you can’t even imagine. It’s crystal-clear and what’s the most important thing about it?! Nobody is here. It’s almost abandoned. There is some developments nearby but still it’s wild and superb.

We consider that Esmeralda beach is the best beach in Punta Cana! You can stay alone with pristine nature. A perfect secluded place for those who are ready to explore non-touristic places of Punta Cana. It’s a great wild beach for swimming. Just come and just see for yourself!

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