It is common that international tourists are not clear about the difference between Cap Cana and Punta Cana, and use both concepts as synonyms. They are not exactly the same, so it is important to clarify the difference between the two.
What is the difference between Cap Cana and Punta Cana?
Punta Cana is a place in the Dominican Republic located in the province of Alto Gracia. It is home to Punta Cana International Airport, the country’s main airport, and is full of resorts for visitors to enjoy its many attractions, including its beaches: Bávaro, Punta Cana, Arena Gorda, Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Engaño, Habana, Juanillo, Macao, etc.
Invest in Cap Cana, a private community within Punta Cana. It is a luxury resort that owes its name to the French word “Cap” (cape) and “Cana” (a type of palm that proliferates in the area). Among other peculiarities, it has the largest marina in the Caribbean, with hotels, restaurants and luxury stores.
Therefore, the difference is that Punta Cana refers to the whole place, while Cap Cana is a luxury area within Punta Cana.
Where is Cap Cana and where is Punta Cana?
To find out where Punta Cana is, look at the map of the Dominican Republic. Position yourself at its eastern end, which is where it is located, occupying an area of about 42 hectares.
To know where Cap Cana is, on the other hand, you can take as a reference the Punta Cana International Airport. The resort is located about 11 kilometers from the airport, so it will take you about 15 minutes to complete the journey (depending on traffic). The means of transportation you use will travel along the airport road, the Punta Cana Boulevard and the Boulevard Turístico del Este.
If you are coming by plane, you will be in Punta Cana as soon as you arrive at the airport. But to get to Cap Cana you will have to use a means of transportation to get there, because it is a limited area.
In short, the difference between Cap Cana and Punta Cana is that Cap Cana is a luxury area within Punta Cana itself. If you want to know more about the differences or if you are interested in buying a property, contact your trusted Punta Cana real estate agent, Blue Caribbean Properties. From our offices in Paseo Colonial, in Santo Domingo or in the United States we offer you a safe and reliable process.