Cap Cana, Punta Cana: Everything You Need to Know

Beach view

Where is Cap Cana? Those who visit Punta Cana may want to know where this destination is located and why do you hear so much about it. You can learn more about it, right here.

Located a bit south of Punta Cana, on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Cap Cana is a destination known for its exquisite real estate and places to escape that speak of luxury and paradise.

Some favorite activities to do here include:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Golfing
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Relaxing

For the more adventurous, there is:

  • Hiking
  • Eco-tours
  • Zip-lining
  • Horseback riding
  • Cave exploring


Cave exploration adventures, a waterfall expedition, and a zip line eco-tour can all be booked ahead of time. Discover your inner adventurer while in Cap Cana.

Cap Cana Marina

A marina welcomes the visitor; here you can sail or fish before returning to its safe harbor. The marina has over 150 slips, and if you come by yacht, you’ll find services for captain and crew.

Divers thrill to this coastline, with deep water and much to explore. Fishing tournaments are held here and the coastline offers record-breaking fishing. Moreover, the harbor is considered protected, which is of value during hurricane season.


Cap Cana offers you pristine white sand beaches with amenities for relaxation. Non-motorized sports, such as sailing, kayaking, and swimming make it ideal for fun in a relaxed ambiance.


Golf stick and ball

The Jack Nicklaus designed signature Punta Espada Golf Course offers views of the Caribbean Sea to those playing around. The natural contours of the land have made this challenging par-72 course one for tournaments.

Ranked as the number one course in the Caribbean and Mexico by Golfweek Magazine, you’ll really enjoy playing, while increasing your golf skills, at this PGA championship course.

The clubhouse, located at the 19th hole, enjoys amazing views and offers the tastes of the Bella Vista restaurant. The club has a pro-shop as well as members lounge, lockers and dressing rooms.

The Ecology

Cap Cana has a natural spring called “Hoyo Azul”, which lies at the end of the nature trail. You’ll see iguanas and butterflies as you walk the trails, amidst tropical flora that bursts with color. The cenote, or limestone cave, named “Las Ondas” is the site of abundant calcite formations.

You can visit the Scape Park, rich in flora and fauna; it is located on a karst platform of coral. The woods located in this area are a mixture of cactus and fern or dry and wet wood. Species represented include 70 of birds, 23 of reptiles and amphibians, and 8 species of mammals.

An amazing extent in variations of flora will awaken wonder to its unique ecology. Among the endangered species to see, while there in Scape Park, are sea turtles, manatees, the Ridgway’s hawk, Ricordi Iguana and the Barrancoli Bird.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding at sunset

Horse lovers will enjoy discovering Los Establos, the state-of-the-art equestrian center, and park. World-class polo fields, multiple warming tracks, and jumping tracks make this a destination for international competitions.

Plans are coming for an advanced veterinary clinic, racetrack, and casino as well as genetic animal laboratory. Attend exciting polo games here; there is also a polo school for kids.

Heritage School

Skilled teachers, brought from around the world, utilize the abundant resources and equipment at this school. Innovative programs make this school add to the attraction of this top school.

Top Hotels

Sanctuary Cap Cana is a five-star all-inclusive resort, located 15 minutes from the airport in Punta Cana. The architecture includes a mix of Spanish Colonial, Caribbean Villas, and Castle Suites. Abundant activities, including golf and a private beach, add to the fun. Nightly entertainment, 5 pools, fitness center and five restaurants are all part of the array of amenities.

Secrets Cap Cana Punta Cana is a new all-inclusive that offers the ultimate in luxury in a sophisticated Caribbean decor. Bungalow suites, as well as swim-out suites, are part of the luxury experience.

Couple drinking on the beach

Another Cap Cana hotel is AlSol Tiara Cap Cana, a luxury resort that is close to the Marina. Water sports and outdoor activities. It has a swim-up bar and 4 themed restaurants. The decor is modern and trendy and it features swim-out suites and water view rooms.

The Eden Roc at Cap Cana is another luxury resort that offers suites and villas and an array of fine dining choices.


From poolside to fine dining, Cap Cana offers a choice of restaurants as well as a choice of culinary tastes and flavors. Some of the restaurants include:

  • Mediterraneo at Eden Roc
  • Blue Lagoon at Eden Roc
  • Blue Grill and bar
  • Little John
  • La Mona
  • API
  • La Tasca de la Mona

and many others. Find a list and description of the restaurants here. Food ranges from Italian to Spanish to seafood and Mexican Taco Truck, so you can treat the whole family. Sweets and ice cream are part of the culinary discoveries as well at Cap Cana.


This is just a short introduction to what you will find when you visit Cap Cana. With abundant luxury hotels, premier golf courses, exciting eco-adventures and fine culinary experiences, it should be on your list of destinations for travel in Punta Cana.

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