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Punta Cana Is Among Top Spring Break Destinations In The World

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Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic’s all-inclusive resort heavyweight, has been ranked one of the most popular Spring Break destinations by the online travel agency Expedia. According to the popular hotel booking platform, online searches for Punta Cana have skyrocketed, and the seaside location is poised to become one of the trendiest destinations this year. From its unmatched luxurious accommodations to its sun-soaked beaches and endless entertainment options, Punta Cana has emerged as one of the top choices for young travelers looking for the perfect Spring Break getaway.

Punta Cana aerial view of beach and people walking

2023 To Be A Big Year For Punta Cana

Although 2022 was an extremely good year for tourism in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic, this year is looking to be even better as the country continues to soar in popularity. Spring Break is just around the corner, and millions of travelers are rushing to book good deals, including flights and, of course, all-inclusive party resorts.

Young travelers enjoying volleyball in a Punta Cana beach

Punta Cana Is A Spring Break Hotspot

Recent data published by the online travel agent giant Expedia shows that Punta Cana is expected to be one of the most popular international destinations for U.S. travelers this Spring Break. According to the industry-leading platform, Punta Cana is among several global destinations whose demand has grown by over 40% compared to last year.

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Plane on tarmac at Punta Cana airport with palm trees

Meanwhile, other online platforms, such as TripAdvisor, have also ranked Punta Cana as one of the fastest-growing Caribbean destinations. The city even managed to outperform places like Playa del Carmen (Mexico) and other traditionally highly south-after locations. 

Spring Break is one of the busiest times for the travel industry in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic, when hundreds of thousands of young visitors flock to all-inclusive resorts and fill up local party venues. This year, analysts expect the Caribbean nation to reach a new all-time travel record, and Spring Break will undoubtedly help push travel numbers to new highs.

A group of young travelers partying in Punta Cana

Expect Costs To Be A Bit Higher

Record demand is causing prices – both airfare and average nightly resort rates – to climb steeply, especially during the busiest travel days.  “Even though flights are priced on average higher than last year, travelers looking to save up can still find plenty of good deals during the most popular travel dates by opting for package accommodation deals,” Expedia said in a press release. 

Punta Cana resort and pool area with palm trees

Several weeks ago, we highlighted why Punta Cana is one of the best destinations for Spring Break. With countless nightlife venues – one of the city’s iconic clubs is entirely located within an underground cave – and unbeatable party-friendly accommodations, the destination has everything young travelers need for an action-packed getaway.

Some of the best parties this year will be held on the shores of Bávaro beach, one of the top-rated white-sand beaches in the world. The 30-mile-long beach is home to some of the top resorts in the city, many of which will be hosting special parties during Spring Break. The beach is also a mecca for all sorts of water activities, including snorkeling, diving, and windsurfing. 

Bávaro beach with tropical turquoise water and sun

While Spring Break is most often associated with late-night partying and poolside fun, Punta Cana offers travelers a lot more than meets the eye. Look beyond its touristy facades, and you’ll find plenty of culture, history, and some of the most spectacular natural attractions in the Caribbean.

A young man holding a guitar during Spring Break in Punta Cana

Home to some of the most stunning tropical islands in the region, consider opting for the likes of Isla Saona or Isla Catalina on your Punta Cana Spring Break. If island hopping isn’t your thing, there are countless day trip destinations just a stone’s throw away from Punta Cana. Puerto Plata, La Romana, and even the country’s bustling capital Santo Domingo are just a few examples of the many nearby attractions in Punta Cana. 

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