The Punta Cana area consists almost exclusively of large all-inclusive resorts that cater mostly to couples or families. The introduction of timeshare ownership at these resorts has also increased the number of family visitors returning to the island on a more frequent basis.
During the spring school break groups of university students fly down from Canada and the US.
The hotels in Punta Cana range from boring high rises to exclusive complexes designed by the most prominent architects. Some of them, especially the Barceló Bávaro , boast some of the most lavish beach and pool facilities in the Caribbean, fantastic gardens, and avant-garde concepts in architecture (focusing on postmodern interplays between indoor and outdoor spaces).
These mega-hotels attract a clientele that’s about 70% European or Latin American. The rest of the guests Canadian and American. New clientele comes also from South America, Russia and Ukraine.