Playa Blanca – Punta Cana
When people speak of Playa Blanca, they refer to both the beach and the restaurant of the same name. Located inside the world renowned Punta Cana Resort & Club, which expands to more than 26 square miles, it is the only beach in Punta Cana that is open to the public. However, you must enter through the tropically elegant open-air restaurant to get to the beach, which is complete with umbrellas and lounge chairs. Please note that this is the actual and geographically correct Punta Cana area. As was mentioned on the home page, Punta Cana has become the brand name for the eastern coast of Dominican Republic and it is all marketed as Punta Cana. To understand more, please visit www.puntacana.com/about.html.
Playa Blanca is located in the gated community of the Punta Cana Resort & Club between Club Med Punta Cana and The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club on the Caribbean ocean. It is a quick two minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), 25 minutes from Bavaro on the new highway.
Chic, cool and casual! The Caribbean water is crystal clear, lagoon-like as you can walk for quite a distance without getting in over your head. The water almost appears white in some areas. The sand is oh so white, with palm trees and gardens lining the restaurant and beach. There is an exquisite palm grove where private parties are catered to by Playa Blanca Restaurant. The tropical and international menu is excellent and the drinks divine!
During the week it is very quiet and on the weekend it can be crowded but there is always enough room to enjoy this beautiful spot in the Caribbean!
Resorts and Hotels:
Tortuga Bay, AAA Five Diamond Award winning boutique hotel; 809-959-2262
The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club; 809-959-2262
Four Points by Sheraton at Puntacana Village. 809-959-4444
Puntacana Resort & Club; 809-959-2222
Club Med Punta Cana 809- 686-5500
Vacation Rentals: Villas and Condos