One of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean is Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Located on the easternmost tip of the country, Punta Cana is blessed with natural beauty, all inclusive resorts and – of course – postcard-perfect beaches. But it’s not just the beaches that lure millions of visitors year after year. While you’re enjoying an all inclusive Dominican vacation at Barceló Bávaro Palace, the adults-only Barceló Bávaro Beach, Occidental Caribe or Occidental Punta Cana, take some time to discover the best bars in Punta Cana. You’ll find handcrafted cocktails (often made with local Dominican rum), beautiful settings (often right on the beach) and friendly locals (always welcoming).
Where: Punta Cana República Dominicana, 23000, Punta Cana, D.R.
A classic Dominican beach bar, Langosta Roja is a true sand-in-your-toes Punta Cana experience. Located right on the beach, with palm trees, the sea and thatched roofs framing the scene, it’s the ideal place to spend a couple of hours. For a great Dominican-style beverage, try the El Presidente, a delicious cocktail made of rum, orange curaçao, vermouth, and grenadine.
El Coco Pool Bar
Where: Occidental Caribe, Carretera Macao, S/N, Playa Arena Gorda, 23301 Punta Cana La Altagracia, D.R.
Located poolside at Occidental Caribe, the Coco Pool Bar offers refreshing drinks and delicious cocktails made with tropical fruits. Lie back and soak up the Dominican sunshine – you deserve it. Need a drink recommendation? Order the piña colada, blended with ice for an ideal accompaniment to your Punta Cana day.
Coffee, Rum & Cigar Lounge Bar
Where: Barceló Bávaro Palace, Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Playa Bávaro, 23301 Punta Cana La Altagracia, D.R.
The Dominican Republic’s coffee, rum and cigars are all legendary. So, as you can probably tell from its name, Barceló Bávaro Palace’s Coffee, Rum & Cigar Lounge Bar is a great place to get acquainted with all three! Sit back and relax and enjoy the best of the country’s offerings in an elegant setting at Barceló Bávaro Palace.
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Where: Calle Mare, Punta Cana 23000,
Another beloved Punta Cana beach bar, Huracan Café has delighted locals and visitors for more than two decades. Once you lay eyes on it, it’s easy to see why. This Punta Cana bar has a rustic ambiance, with thatched roofs, handmade tables and palm trees swaying above it all. You’ll feel right at home in no time.
Soles Chill Out Bar
Where: Calle Pirata, Punta Cana 23000, D.R.
After a day discovering the excitement of Punta Cana, whether its cultural exploration or outdoor adventures, you might feel like chilling out. Take a trip to Soles Chill Out Bar! The outdoor setting right on the beach takes advantage of the perfect Dominican weather. The vibe here is very mellow, just right for winding down. Enjoy live music, DJs spinning chill beats and friendly locals enjoying the Punta Cana evening.
Where: Avda. Francia s/n, El Cortecito, Playas de Bavaro Avda. Francia s/n, Playas de, Bávaro, Punta Cana 23000, D.R.
A Punta Cana bar fit for the gods! Poseidón is a popular Punta Cana restaurant and pub with spectacular Caribbean Sea views and fantastic cocktails. The fresh seafood is highly recommended as well, with fresh caught offerings complementing the beverages perfectly. Careful – you may never want to leave Poseidón!
Where: Avenida España, Punta Cana 23000, D.R.
This is one of those Punta Cana cocktail bars that takes having fun seriously. A local favorite, Drink Point on Avenida España offers a lively environment seven nights a week. Here, you’ll enjoy bouncy bachata and merengue music, which never fails to inspire mingling and dancing. Get into the mix at Drink Point!
Black Diamond Hookah Lounge
Where: Calle Italia, Punta Cana 23000, D.R.
One of the only hookah bars in Punta Cana, Black Diamond Hookah Lounge is a wonderfully relaxed spot to spread out on comfy pillows and enjoy cocktails, food and hookah with friends. The hookah menu is very diverse, with varieties ranging from café latte to coconut to jasmine. If you’ve never experienced hookah before, it’s a great place to discover this fun and social nightlife activity.
Beach Lounge Bar
Where: Occidental Punta Cana, Avenida España, S/N., Playa El Cortesito, 23301 La Altagracia , Punta Cana, D.R.
Located within the beautiful Occidental Punta Cana, Beach Lounge Bar delivers some of the most gorgeous sunsets in all of Punta Cana. And that’s saying something! But the solar eye candy is matched by the cocktail offerings. Order the Beach Lounge Bar’s mojito for a pure dose of tropical bliss.
The best Punta Cana bars are waiting to be discovered! Start planning your Dominican Republic getaway now by checking out some of the great offers and packages at Barceló Bávaro Palace, Barceló Bávaro Beach, Occidental Caribe and Occidental Punta Cana. Cheers!