Welcome to Punta Rucia
The other problem used to be getting there, but with an improved access road, this beachfront village has grown considerably, and feels only a little less remote than in the past. That said, heavy rains can still restrict road travel in the region, and most people who venture out this way come from Puerto Plata area all-inclusives on day trips to Cayo Arena (aka ‘Paradise Island’). Around 9km northwest of Punta Rucia, the picturesque sandbar is surrounded by crystal-clear water and pristine corals, which makes the snorkeling incredible. However, throngs of visitors in the water can detract from the experience.