Punta Cana in a nutshell
Punta Cana is the most important travel destination in the whole Caribbean. Located in the east corner of the Dominican Republic, the Punta Cana – Bavaro zone is part of La Alta Gracia province, the largest in the Dominican Republic. The current population of the Punta Cana – Bavaro – Macao – Veron area has been estimated in about 50,000 inhabitants.
History of the Punta Cana – Bavaro area
Punta Cana was born in 1969, when a group of American investors by the hand of Frank Rainiery, a young Dominican entrepreneur, took the risk of investing in a 30 square miles of undeveloped jungle with no access roads at all. In 1971 the first hotel was built, until in 1978 Club Med decided to build the first large resort in the area. In 1984 the commercial airport was opened.
Punta Cana Today
Punta Cana is now the most sought travel destination in the caribbean