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Tips for travelling to Punta Cana

Whatever the duration of your trip, it is always interesting to know some basics on your chosen destination prior to travelling. It is in this way that you'll be able to make the most out of every minute of your holidays. If you've already booked your direct tickets to Punta Cana from Madrid, it's time to start planning! With the tips for travelling to Punta Cana that we've put together at Word2Fly, all your doubts will be answered. Let's head out! 

Food in Punta Cana

Both for pleasure and necessity, you'll have to eat during your trip. Which is why recommendations on food are an important part of our tips for travelling to Punta Cana! For starters, be aware that Dominican cuisine is rich in ingredients and flavour, and trying it should certainly be on your to-do list. The average price of a meal for two is around € 20, but is considerably cheaper when it comes to fast food, as it can go as low as € 4. The choice is up to you! 

Fish and shellfish are the most common dishes here, given the proximity to the sea. However, there are also other typical Dominican dishes such as Moro, La Bandera, or “The Dominican Flag”, and Sancocho, all of which include rice, meat and vegetables. But, watch out! If spicy flavours are not your thing, make sure to ask before ordering anything. He who forewarns is no traitor, or so the saying goes! 

Some of the best-known restaurants in the area include Captain Cook, located in El Cortecito, famous for its fresh seafood of the highest quality, and reasonably priced. Another excellent place to eat in Punta Cana is Huracán Café, with wonderful views of the beach and quiet surroundings. You’ll enjoy natural juices of all flavours, and also enjoy the musical ambience induced by the DJs who regularly play here. 

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Transportation in Punta Cana

The distances in Punta Cana are not excessively large, but depending on where you stay, and on your plans, you may need to use some means of transport. Besides obvious choices such as car rental and taxis, you can opt for the so-called conchos. These are shared vehicles with fixed routes that can also be rented, and there are also the motoconchos, popular motorcycles in the area that transport anyone who hops on over short distances. Be aware that this type of transport does not have a taximeter, or a rate meter. The price of the service must be agreed upon in advance, depending on the distance to be covered. 

In addition, you can also easily find buses or, as they're called locally, “guaguas”. It is a fairly inexpensive way to get around the entire area of tourist interest in Punta Cana. 

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How to get to Punta Cana from the airport

The international airport of Punta Cana is about 30 km from the city, it has a terminal for domestic flights and another for international ones. Its tropical aesthetic, with wooden constructions and palm roofs, will give you a pleasant welcome. All you'll have to worry about is finding a taxi, bus or concho in order to kick off your holidays. 

Documentation to travel to Punta Cana from Spain

To make sure you have the necessary documentation to travel to Punta Cana from Spain, check the following information: Flight documentation.

How to have an internet connection in Punta Cana

The Internet has become an integral part of our lives and wherever we go, a good connection is always essential! Either to search for information, stay in touch with family and friends or to upload our best selfies from Punta Cana in real time. We live connected and adapting is essential! And in this magical destination, they have made sure that you have all amenities at hand so that your stay is unforgettable. 

At this beautiful place, there are different options to never suffer from a lack of data. Most accommodations offer excellent high-speed Wi-Fi connections, for you to connect while staying there. Therefore, if you've chosen an all-inclusive hotel, you can forget about Internet worries! Since you'll be on the premises most of the time, you'll enjoy continuous Internet access.  

If you are looking to stay connected while moving around and exploring other areas, many cafes, restaurants, shopping centres and stations also offer an Internet connection to their customers. Although these connections may be irregular, heading out from your accommodation is always a good way to break away from the routine and immerse yourself in another culture.  

And if what you want is a completely independent Internet connection, the decision is clear: all you have to do is get yourself a prepaid Internet card. In Punta Cana you'll find several phone companies with very competitive rates, so any of them will be a good choice. And best of all, no contracts are needed whatsoever! 

What is the best time to travel to Punta Cana?

The weather in Punta Cana is warm throughout the year. However, the most popular time to travel to Punta Cana is between the months of December and April. These dates may surprise you as they do not coincide with our summer season, which is when we usually go on holidays. Keep in mind that this can entail higher prices and larger crowds than during the rest of the year. In this regard, you may prefer to travel at another time, if what you're looking for is a calmer environment and affordable prices. 

What is the local currency in Punta Cana and what is its value compared to the Euro?

The local currency in Punta Cana is the Dominican peso. It is always worth having some pesos in your pockets if you're planning to head out from your resort to explore other areas. However, given the high number of visitors in this paradise, most establishments also accept euros and dollars, so you may not have to change during your entire stay! 

Another possibility is to pay by card, which is usually not an issue, especially in restaurants. But if you like to have cash at hand, contact your bank in advance in order to exchange currency before travelling. Or you can always find out where to do so at the airport or at your hotel, although these options may involve higher commissions.  

We recommend you to check the exchange rate before you travel in order to be aware of the best options to pay and the best place to exchange your currency. 

Time difference between Punta Cana and Spain

The time difference between Punta Cana, located in the Dominican Republic, and the Iberian Peninsula is 5 hours, and 4 hours with the Canary Islands. Therefore, when it is 12 p.m. in Punta Cana, it will be 5 p.m. in Madrid, and 4 p.m. in the Canary Islands.  

You should take into account the daylight-saving time changes when travelling from one season to another. For instance, in Spain the clocks are changed in March and October, while in Punta Cana the time remains the same all year long. Therefore, the time difference is of 5 hours in winter, and 6 hours in summer. Don't forget to keep this in mind when organising your trip! 

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