Punta Cana is one of Latin America's most popular tourist destinations, with more visitors than any country in the Caribbean region.The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is located about 30 km inland, on the highway that leads from Higüey to La Romana. This airport receives 64% of all flights that arrive in the country, receiving more passengers than the Las Américas International Airport, located in Santo Domingo, the country's capital.
The area is known for its white sand beaches, blue turquoise waters, and balnearios which face both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The weather is hot for most of the year, especially in late summer and autumn when the Northern Tropics receive their most direct sunlight.
Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial center of the Dominican Republic, with the vast majority of the country's most important industries being located within the city. Santo Domingo also serves as the chief seaport of the country. The city's harbor at the mouth of the Ozama River accommodates the largest vessels, and the port handles both heavy passenger and freight traffic. Temperatures are high year round, with cooler breezes during winter time.
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La Romana is a municipality and capital of the southeastern province of La Romana, opposite Catalina Island. Things to do in or around La Romana. It is one of the 10 largest cities in the Dominican Republic with a population estimated in 2010 at 130,426 within the city limits (metropolitan population: 214,109), of whom 127,623 are urban and 2,803 are rural. The name Romana comes from the word "Bomana", a name given by indians to what is known today as Romana River.
The modern La Romana International Airport was opened in 2000. The city is near several other cities, such as San Pedro de Macorís and the national capital, Santo Domingo . The city is a hub for a growing tourist industry with several nearby local resort spots, such as the beachfront Bayahibe, Dominicus, Casa de Campo, and the growing number of golf resorts that surround the area.