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Punta Cana Ranked One Of The Top Fall Destinations This Year

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Despite being one of the quieter times of the year for Punta Cana, fall is an excellent time to visit the coastal hotspot.

As resort occupancy drops, Punta Cana’s beaches turn into a quiet oasis – a match made in heaven.

Punta Cana’s reputation just got a major boost after Tripadvisor ranked the Caribbean destination one of the best for fall travel in the world.

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With millions of Americans set to travel during the shoulder season, here’s why Punta Cana should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list.

Fall Brings Out The Best In Punta Cana

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Summer, spring, and winter are by far the most popular times to visit Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic. Those periods typically see packed beaches and resorts filled to the brim with guests – primarily from North America – who flock to enjoy the city’s year-long warm weather.

But few travelers consider Punta Cana a candidate for their fall getaway. And that shouldn’t be the case, at least according to Tripadvisor, which just published an overview of the best fall destinations to visit.

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The online travel review platform just released its much-awaited Seasonal Travel Index, with Punta Cana ranked the 5th most sought-after fall destination for Americans.

That’s an impressive feat for a destination that typically falls outside most travelers’ radar outside the busy winter and summer seasons. What’s equally impressive is the fact that Punta Cana outranks Caribbean heavyweights like Playa del Carmen and Aruba.

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The new report also reveals some interesting insight into Americans’ evolving travel patterns, with more U.S. citizens planning to take an international trip this fall. A considerable number of those planning to travel internationally this fall – around one in ten – will be heading to Caribbean destinations like Punta Cana.

Meanwhile, Tripadvisor’s latest findings reveal that 26% of Americans plan to travel solo this fall; that’s up 9% compared to last year, and a sign that Americans are more keen on exploring the world on their own.

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That’s also great news for those headed to Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic, which are widely considered some of the safest destinations in the Caribbean.

The tropical island is committed to bolstering safety for the millions of travelers who flock to the country’s beaches each year. From new investments in the country’s tourism police to stricter border controls with neighboring Haiti, the Dominican Republic has an excellent track record in protecting travelers.

According to the Seasonal Travel Index, more Americans are interested in cultural experiences this year, with nearly 70% of all respondents ranking food high on their list of travel-related goals.

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As cultural travel grows, destinations like Punta Cana offer some of the most authentic experiences on the market, with resorts like Secrets Cap Cana boasting a wide selection of locally sourced foods inspired by famous Caribbean flavors.

In a city that is famous for its vibrant culture, travelers won’t have to venture far from their resort to encounter Punta Cana’s warm and radiant hospitality, a hallmark of the resort city’s welcoming atmosphere.

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With many Americans looking to travel on a budget, Punta Cana is an excellent choice for those who want luxury without breaking the bank. With its unbeatable array of affordable all-inclusives, the coastal destination is among the cheapest in the Caribbean, especially during the fall when occupancy rates drop.

Unlike other Caribbean hotspots, such as Cancun, Punta Cana’s price levels remain highly competitive, helping boost the location’s growing popularity.

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