Flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) 

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Filled with sandy beaches and fantastic tropical vacation resorts, Punta Cana sits on the eastern side of the island of the Dominican Republic. For those flying Delta into Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), a lazy beach vacation can be the pick, or a trip that includes golf, diving, snorkeling, or windsurfing – the Punta Cana vibe is chosen by the adventurer. Warm weather awaits most of the year for those ready to get away for a sunny vacation. 

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is the main airport for travel to the Dominican Republic. It has two terminals serving 13 regional, international and domestic airlines, including Delta Air Lines.

Drink and dine options include Wendy’s, Sbarro, Nathan’s, Cinnabon,  Segafredo’s, Baskin-Robbins, and the Skybar. For your shopping needs, Brisas del Caribe offers souvenirs and local arts and crafts, and a duty-free shop sells perfumes, liquor, and jewelry.

Your first order of business in Punta Cana should be spending the day at the beach. Check out several to figure out which one suits you best. Start with centrally-located Playa Cabeza de Toro, a popular tourist beach with a yacht club. Then check out Playa Juanilla on the south end, considered one of the best beaches in Dominican Republic, thanks to it pristine beach and clear waters.

Test your skills on the links. Punta Cana is home to a plethora of golf courses, but one of the oldest is still one of the best, according to Golf Digest. Opened in 2006, Punta Espada was designed by Jack Nicklaus and features eight holes right on the water.

There are plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with marine animals in Punta Cana. You can swim with dolphins and much more at Dolphin Island Park, Manati Park, and Dolphin Explorer Park.

Punta Cana is in a tropical wet and dry climate zone, which means it’s sunny and warm year-round. In fact, the temperature varies very little, with average highs hovering in the low- to mid-80s throughout the year.  But Punta Cana receives considerable amount of rain, averaging 43 inches a year. The rain season is May through October, when five to six inches of rain fall on average every month. Hurricane season is June through November.

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