Punta Cana Named #1 Destination in the Caribbean in 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards
Millions of reviewers agree – Punta Cana is the Caribbean’s must-visit destination
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – APRIL 11, 2016 – The results are in and we are proud to announce that millions of reviewers named Punta Cana the #1 Destination in the Caribbean in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings on the prestigious travel site over a 12-month period, the easternmost region of Dominican Republic is honored to be recognized for its work in developing a safe and enjoyable destination for a wide variety of travelers.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition and hear that the efforts we have put into the Punta Cana region are so highly rated by tourists,” said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “We have worked to make Punta Cana an accessible destination attractive to a wide variety of travelers and are glad to know that its offerings are so deeply enjoyed by those that visit.”
Surrounded by azure waters and nestled across 100 miles of powder-soft white beaches, Punta Cana remains one of the most lavish and popular areas of the country, where visitors of all types and budgets can find something to suit their travel needs. Boasting everything from luxury villas to budget-friendly resorts, amenities and activities here are endless – tourists can enjoy multi-generational family fun, dream wedding locales, luxurious designer golf courses, high-tech business and convention centers, adventurous excursions, opportunities to connect with nature, vibrant nightlife, high- end gastronomy, rejuvenating spas and much, much more.
With most resorts within a 20-minute drive from the bustling Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), the area is one of the most convenient and well connected in the Caribbean, with flights available from 26 countries and counting. New highway infrastructure between Punta Cana and other popular destinations in Dominican Republic – such as historic Santo Domingo, adventurous Puerto Plata, verdant Samaná and luxe La Romana – simplifies logistics and reduces travel times for those looking to explore the warm and welcoming country even further.
About Dominican Republic
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical and paradisiacal country boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.
Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich cultural experiences like music, art and festivals, plus uniquely Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar.
Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike. Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.
BVK Public Relations for DR Ministry of Tourism
Annie Holschuh, US PR Director