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The Dominican Republic is a developing nation that has decided to expand their tourist industry in order to provide a safe, sustainable, environmentally friendly boost to their economy. To facilitate this, a number of “resort towns” have been constructed in the Dominican Republic in order to allow tourists to relax and enjoy the island’s superb beaches, fine dining and many newly constructed luxury hotels. The largest of these resort towns is Punta Cana, which is also home to one of the largest airports in the Caribbean. It is one of the few airports with pre-clearance facilities, allowing American tourists to be cleared for arrival before setting foot in the US, thus eliminating the need for customs and permitting for flight directly to a domestic airport. The Punta Cana airport is by far the busiest and largest airport in the Dominican Republic, and primarily serves to shuttle tourists, businessmen and investors to and from the island. It is also home to several hotels, although they are intended more to host business travelers than vacationers.

The construction projects and tourism focus create a large number of options for those interested in Punta Cana hotels. There are in fact over 28,000 hotel rooms available for rent in the greater Punta Cana municipal area, and the vast majority of them are located either on the beach or very close to it. Several are either associated with or wholly own one of the twelve golf courses located in Punta Cana, and most offer in-house restaurant and entertainment facilities. There are also a great number of options in terms of price and comfort. The least expensive hotels are very sparse and offer little more than a bed and a place to sleep, while the most expensive hotels offer four or even five star ratings, with all the luxury, comfort and quality that a five star rating implies.

Persons looking to obtain a hotel room in Punta Cana should always do so through package deal programs. Because flying into Punta Cana is almost the only way for Americans to enter the Dominican Republic, purchasing both a plane ticket and a hotel room is almost always a necessity. Many airlines have working agreements with hotels in Punta Cana, and offer significant hotel discounts or special rewards to persons who book both the flight and the airline together. These discounts and do-it-yourself styled vacation packages are very popular and can be found on booking sites such as Travelocity, Orbitz and Expedia. Many hotels and airlines also advertise these joint venture agreements, and potential travelers should ask their favorite airline or hotel chain about what deals may be on offer before reserving a flight or hotel room, since they may be able to obtain special savings.

It is also possible to purchase a Punta Cana hotel reservation through a travel agency. Many travel agencies reserve rooms en-masse and therefore have the sort of bulk purchasing power which helps to reduce costs, benefits that they then pass on to their consumers. The popularity of Punta Cana means that most travel agencies offer packages to the town, and the large amount of competition has helped to further drive down prices. Some of these package deals may include more than just the flight and hotel, which makes them an excellent buy for persons who are interested in many of the shows, gold courses and other entertainment venues on offer in Punta Cana. Most travel agencies now allow for online booking, but it is also possible to set up a meeting at a physical location and meet with an agent in person in most major cities.

Another way to save money on a hotel is to visit Punta Cana during the off season. In the Dominican Republic, this generally occurs during the late fall and throughout winter, ending around the time of Spring Break. Because Punta Cana is in the tropics, it remains warm throughout the year, making the off season every bit as pleasant and sunny as the rest of the year. Many hotels offer special incentive programs to encourage visitors to arrive during the off season, such as reduced daily fees or free tickets for local performances. It is not unusual for free restaurant meals, especially breakfasts, to be offered by the hotel. Hot and continental style breakfasts are commonly offered as free incentives.

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