Playa Blanca’s name translates to White Beach, perhaps for its sparkling white sand or for the bright full moon that rises over the water as you enjoy a romantic dinner at the amazing beachfront restaurant also named Playa Blanca.

Whatever the reason may be, the romantic yet family-friendly setting, delicate white sand, mesmerizing water, delicious food, and friendly service and activities combine for such an unforgettable experience, you won’t forget its name.  During the week, Playa Blanca is relaxed, during the weekend, you may find live music and fun events.  Various special events are held throughout the year.

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 that 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”.

Playa Blanca - Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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. (See Below for Listings & Map)

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

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Photo Gallery - Playa Blanca

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Best Beachfront Resorts in Playa Blanca Beach

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana Promise Participating HotelThe Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

From $112 - Private Beach, Golf Resort

+ The Westin PuntaCana Resort & Club

Punta Cana Promise Participating HotelTortuga Bay Hotel at Puntacana Resort & Club

From $330 - Luxury Golf Resort, Private Beach

+ Tortuga Bay Hotel at Puntacana Resort & Club

Club Med Punta Cana - All Inclusive Resort

From $113 p/p - Private Beach

+ Club Med Punta Cana

Map - Playa Blanca Beach & Beachfront Resorts

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic