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, clean, organized, it offers a nice variety of shops and great dining options. Travelers can enjoy access to luxurious lounges. One aspect of your visit will stand out, the 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, Cap Cana, Arena Gorda, Macao, and Uvero Alto, the Punta Cana International Airport is the best and most convenient choice.
Punta Cana International Airport Codes
IATA: PUJ ⎜ ICAO: MDPC
Distances to Tourist Areas & Top Rated Taxi / Transfer ServicesPunta Cana International AIrport
Top Rated Transfer Services
Punta Cana Airport to PuntaCana
PuntaCana Resort & Golf, the only resort in the official Punta Cana area is about a 5-minute taxi ride from the Punta Cana airport.
Punta Cana Airport to Cap Cana
Cap Cana is about a 10-minute drive from the Punta Cana airport.
+ See Top Rated Taxis / Transfers to Cap Cana from Punta Cana Airport
Punta Cana Airport to Bavaro
Resort area in the Bavaro area is approximately a 20-minute drive from the Punta Cana airport.
+ See Top Rated Taxis / Transfers to Bavaro from Punta Cana Airport
Punta Cana Airport to Macao
The resort area in Macao is about a 30-minute drive from the Punta Cana airport.
+ See Top Rated Taxis / Transfers to Macao from Punta Cana Airport
Punta Cana Airport to Uvero Alto
The resort area in Uvero Alto is about a 35-minute drive from the Punta Cana airport.
+ See Top Rated Taxis / Transfers to Uvero Alto from Punta Cana Airport
Map - Punta Cana International AirportPunta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
Airports Near More Tourist Destinations in the Dominican Republic
Most likely you heard about the Dominican Republic by hearing or reading about Punta Cana, but there’s so much more to see and explore in the Dominican Republic. Depending on where you choose to vacation in The DR, there are plenty of airports to make travel easier to your chosen tourist destination. Consider the distance from the airport to your hotel, by the time you add taxi/car rental/shuttle service and time traveling, you may find it worth it to simply fly to the airport closest to your final destination.
Santo Domingo – Capital City of the Dominican Republic
Las Américas International Airport (Code: SDQ) –aka José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport
Tourist destinations: Santo Domingo, Juan Dolio and Boca Chica.
Gregorio Luperon International Airport (Code: POP)
Tourist destinations: Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Playa Dorada and Cofresi.
La Romana International Airport (Code: LRM)
Tourist destinations: Casa de Campo, Bayahibe and another airport option for Santo Domingo and Punta Cana.
El Catey International Airport (Code: AZS), aka Juan Bosch International Airport
Tourist destinations: Santa Barbara de Samana, Las Terrenas and Las Galeras.
Santiago de Los Caballeros
Cibao International Airport (Code: STI)
Tourist destinations: Santiago de los Caballeros, Jarabacoa, Constanza, La Vega and another airport option for Puerto Plata.
- Airport Transfers – Consider booking an airport transfer ahead of time, especially if you’re traveling with a group of four or more and desire a luxury vehicle. Below the map, see top-rated transfer services transfers organized by specific locations to make your search easier.
- Taxis at the airport – Taxi rates are fixed, however for your own satisfaction, ask for a price before getting into the vehicle.
- Tipping is optional, if the service is great, feel free to tip them, dollars and Euros are accepted and they appreciate it more than pay in Dominican dollars.