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Punta Cana vs Puerta Plata

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Punta Cana vs Puerta Plata

just checking around, and was wondering how come trips to Punta Cana are more expensive than Puerta Plata?

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1. Re: Punta Cana vs Puerta Plata

In general terms, the tourist industry of the Dom Rep began on the north coast, so most of the hotels are much older. Although they have had re-fits etc they have been around for thirty years or so. In Punta Cana, most of the 'old' hotels there are still less than 15 years old, so were built & designed to a far greater specification.

Also, the beaches are that Caribbean white with the sea traditional blue on the east coast. In the north, while still lovely beaches, it is more coarse, 'brown' sand and the sea isn't that crystal clear turquoise. This isn't because they are dirty, it's simply the nature of the Atlantic.

So, basically, the quality of the hotels and the beaches are better on the east coast. Value for money and the chance to get out and mix with locals, the north coast wins. Depends upon what you are looking for and the depth of your pocket but you are unlikely to be disappointed on either coast as long as you know what you are going to.

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2. Re: Punta Cana vs Puerta Plata

you pay for the beach!!!! it's beautiful! The area is newer and have new resorts that offer everything possible. in the north coast the beaches are very nice but not white white sand and blue water, it's more blue / green. The hotels are older and smaller so offering less then htose in p.c. plus it's farther so extra fuel cost too.

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