A little history… dating back to the early 1970s, this breathtaking beach stretch was called Punta Borrachón (Drunkard’s Point), developed by Frank Rainieri. This beach is also known as Playa Punta Cana. The name Punta Cana began as a company brand name which over the past decades became the name of the east coast of the Dominican Republic. When you stay at one of the resorts on this beach you are visiting the official “Punta Cana”.
It’s no wonder this beach was chosen as the starting place of what today is, one of the most beloved Caribbean destinations, boasting sparkling white sand, turquoise jeweled tones clear as glass, perfectly landscaped with palm trees tirelessly dancing to the sea breeze against a blue sky.
Access to Playa Blanca Beach – Punta Cana
Playa Blanca feels exclusive, luxurious, and private since each property faces a gorgeous stretch of beach used by guests of the resort. You can choose to stay at one of the resorts or home rentals inside Punta Cana Resort & Club and Club Med Punta Cana for the most exclusive access to Playa Blanca.
The part of Playa Blanca open to the public is through Playa Blanca restaurant. Visitors can get a day pass at the Visitor Center, be prepared to show your ID and leave it with the guard or office. During high season, an entry fee per person may be charged, which is turned into credit at Playa Blanca restaurant and beach bar.
Things to Do – Playa Blanca Beach – Punta Cana
- Swimming & Snorkeling – The water at Playa Blanca is calm and shallow, great for swimming and snorkeling. Playa Blanca is a great choice for families with young children.
- Go Kitesurfing with The Kite Club Punta Cana
- Scuba Diving – Blue Vision Adventures
- Beach Volleyball – Free at the beach
- Dining at Playa Blanca Restaurant
- Indigenous Eyes (Ojos Indigenos) Ecological Park