Punta Cana vs Cancun: Where to Vacation


Are you planning a tropical get-away soon? Are you trying to decide between a visit to Punta Cana vs Cancun? Here are some things you need to know.


Cancun is a more populated and busier area than Punta Cana. Punta Cana is your destination if want a more calm getaway. Punta Cana is also more tropical and less commercial than Cancun, which has highrises and a lot of traffic.


There are 576 hotels in Punta Cana. You can take a look at them here. Cancun has 1069 hotels to choose from. The hotels in Punta Cana have a more relaxed atmosphere than in Cancun.

Again, keep in mind that the Cancun area is more populated and is more commercial than Punta Cana, so you will feel that in your hotel.



Based on a number of reviews from TripAdvisor the beaches in Punta Cana are better than the ones in Cancun. They are warmer in the winter and have amazing white soft sand. If you are looking for a relaxing, warm beach in the winter, hit Punta Cana!


If you are a foodie, you will have no issues finding something to quench your thirst and appetite in Punta Cana. As stated in these reviews on TripAdvisor the food quality is about the same in Cancun and in Punta Cana.

The more relaxed atmosphere and less-crowded Punta Cana makes it a great choice. You can enjoy a food tour, cooking class, or even a coffee and tea tour, along with the restaurants that are available.


There are many excursions to choose from in Punta Cana or in Cancun. In Cancun, you can tour ruins or go snorkeling. In Punta Cana, you can also go snorkeling or snuba diving. Here you can view options for excursions in Punta Cana.

As I have stated before, Punta Cana is a more relaxed atmosphere with less population and less hectic. If you want a more relaxing excursion Punta Cana is your best bet.



Look no further than Punta Cana if you are searching for a relaxing tropical getaway for your next vacation. Here, you will find no lack of warm beautiful beaches, relaxing hotels, tasty food, and exciting excursions. On your vacation you may enjoy some or all of following:

1. a stroll along Bavaro and Macao Beach
2. playing the day away at Sirenis Aquagames water park
3. going on some adventures at Scape Park at Cap Cana
4. going shopping in Plaza Bavaro
5. setting sail with pirates at the Caribbean Pirates show by OCEAN ADVENTURES

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