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Playa Bavaro

Bávaro is a tourist area in Punta Cana, located in La Altagracia province, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic.[1] Bavaro was developed together with the resort area and tourist region of Punta Cana, as a town for resort workers. As hotels started to rise along the east coast, north from Punta Cana, Bavaro itself became a center of services.

Road network[edit]

Bávaro starts at a crossroad Verón, after the town of Higüey and the small village of Otra Banda, and extends 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north until the crossroad for Macao Beach. Other beaches to the North include Uvero Alto beach, Roco Ki beach, La Vacama beach. Bavaro has 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) of sea shore.

At the center of Bávaro is the crossroad of Friusa. Beyond the crossroad Verón, on the right side is an important road to Cabeza de Toro, most eastern tip of the island of Hispaniola, and the Dominican Republic as well. Next crossroad, El Coco Loco, leads to the Friusa Centar and further points north.


The electricity is powered by Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana Macao (CEPM), a wind and solar energy producer led by US-based Argentine businessman Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster.[2]

Hotels and Bars[edit]

The oldest hotel in the area, Barcelo, is past the crossroad Coco Loco and Villas Bavaro I and II (left side). One of the newest hotels is the Now Larimar Resort. The Cocotal Golf and Country Club is in front of two Melia Hotels (Paradisus Palma Real, Meliá Caribe Tropical) and the shopping mall, Plaza Palma Real.

Beyond the Melia Hotels is El Cortecito, the first sand road was connecting Punta Cana International Airport. The oldest building in Los Corales (where El Cortecito starts) is Pirata, now home to three beach bars: Bamboo bar, Soles and Umi.

Real Estate[edit]

Tourism here has been developing at a dizzying pace. The best examples are Los Corales, Cocotal and New Down Town among other options in Bávaro. All of these are just minutes away from the Punta Cana International Airport, where most visitors fly in. [3]

Other facilities[edit]

The next crossroad, Plaza Bavaro, is full of gift shops, and can take you to discothèque Mangu and Areito, as well as to the White Sands golf course. Turning left on Plaza Bavaro crossroad, you will come to the Friusa crossroad. As you can see, there is only one main street in Bavaro, that goes in circle.

Office of Politur (Turistic Policia or Tourist Police) is next to the bus station, close to Friusa. On the part of the road from Plaza Bavaro to Friusa, you will find many Hospitals, Shopping malls with bars and restaurants. Bavaro is ending on the crossroad to Macao Beach, where the Hotel RIU is located.

Coordinates: 18°43′N 68°27′W / 18.717°N 68.450°W / 18.717; -68.450


  1. ^ Ministry of Tourism. "Dominican Republic East coast - Punta Cana Bávaro".
  2. ^ "Company Overview of Consorcio Energético Punta Cana - Macao, S.A." Bloomberg. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Punta Cana Real Estate

External links[edit]

Media related to Bávaro at Wikimedia Commons