Which is the Better Holiday?
If your priority is fantastic beaches, all-inclusive hotels and epic nightlife then Punta Cana is probably the better choice...
But if you want an authentic Dominican Republic experience, in a beautiful beach city with a local vibe, then Puerto Plata is perfect...
Both Punta Cana and Puerto Plata have excellent beaches to choose from. But Punta Cana's beaches are arguably more beautiful, and the sea is calmer.
You'll find great activities in both destinations, but Puerto Plata is a hub for watersports, as well as great hiking and jungle-trekking.
Excellent beaches, incredible resorts, and very tourist-friendly destination.
More 'local' experience, great for adventure and activities away from the coast, and cheaper than Punta Cana too.
Check out our honest comparison between Punta Cana and Puerto Plata to find out which is better for excursions, which is safer and even more. Just click learn more!