The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean, the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is the busiest welcoming over 7.5 million visitors per year and growing. The Punta Cana Airport was the first privately owned international airport run by Corporación Aeroportuaria del Esta, S.A. (CAE) (a private corporate international airport operated by Puntacana Resort & Club), which opened in 1983. The opening of the airport completely changed the east region of the country, opening doors to what today is the most exciting and well-planned beach resort destination in the Caribbean.
Grupo PuntaCana does an amazing job, the airport is efficient, organized, nice shops, great dining options, luxurious lounges, and friendly professional workers, giving visitors a welcoming and pleasant experience from the moment they arrive.
If you’re planning on visiting Punta Cana and the nearby tourist destinations of Bavaro, Arena Gorda, Macao, and Uvero Alto, the Punta Cana International Airport is the best and most convenient choice.
Distances from Punta Cana International Airport to tourist destinations
- Punta Cana – Punta Cana Resort & Golf, the only resort in the official Punta Cana area is about a 10-minute taxi ride from the airport.
- Cap Cana is about a 15-minute car ride from the airport.
- Bavaro – Resorts in the Bavaro area to Arena Gorda is approximately a 30-40 minute drive from the airport.
- Macao – The resort areas in Macao are about a 50-minute drive from the airport.
Punta Cana International Airport Codes
IATA: PUJ ⎜ ICAO: MDPC