Cap Cana

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Cap Cana
Motto: The World’s New Destination
Cap Cana - Master Plan
Cap Cana - Master Plan
Coordinates: 18°29′00″N 68°24′30″W / 18.48333°N 68.40833°W / 18.48333; -68.40833Coordinates: 18°29′00″N 68°24′30″W / 18.48333°N 68.40833°W / 18.48333; -68.40833
Country Dominican Republic
Founded 2001
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−3)

CAP CANA (Spanish pronunciation: [kapˈkana]) is a master-planned, gated, multi-use luxury resort and real estate community located adjacent to the Punta Cana international airport on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean.

This exclusive gated community is a truly ecological wonderland that includes three miles of beautiful white sand beaches, protected harbour marina only minutes away from one of the best fisheries of the world, the Punta Espada an award winning golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, school district with the Cap Cana Heritage School bilingual school accredited by Advance SACSl, the school offers education from Early Childhood through 12th grade and the Cap Cana UNIBE University University campus that offers complete programs for every educational levels. This destination has also first class spas, five star hotels such as the Relais & Chateau Eden Roc at Cap Cana hotel,[1] the Sanctuary Cap Cana, gourmet restaurants including four diamond awarded AAA restaurant, fitness center, convention centers and an Adventure park. To date, more than US$500 millions in infrastructure and other improvements. These investment included the construction of 33 miles paved roads, water supply and waste water system capacity of 900,000 gallons per day; on-site power generation and distribution 14MW with 20MW back-up diesel generators, 62 miles of fiber-optic cable.


2001 – 2002 Agreements are signed with Jack Nicklaus for first 3 golf courses designs and with Troon Golf for the first golf course management. Also with the International Sales broker IMI to sell the founders packages. .Stewart Title for investor’s security. The Marina’s initial construction starts.

In 2003 Marina excavations find water for the first time and the 2nd phase of sales takes place launching the beach condominiums of Aquamarina I and the Villas Caleton.

During 2004 Cap Cana becomes launches the world’s first real estate product with J.Nicklaus signature name: Golden Bear Lodge. Agreement with WEITZ for the construction of first golf course: Punta Espada Golf Course

2005 and 2006 were the years were great openings took place with the Caleton Beach Club and the Punta Espada golf course. Also the Fouders condominiums and the Caleton Villas reached completion. The Hotel Sanctuary’s initial construction begins and a new agreement is signed with the Spanish group Sotogrande for real estate development. In 2006 Cap Cana issued the largest Int’l Bond Issuance (at lowest rate) from a private entity in the DR (US$250MM). The First Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament " The Cap Cana Classic" is celebrated at the club Nautico of Cabeza de Toro with a beautiful party in Caleton.

2007 this was the year of great milestones. Real estate sales reached one billion dollars and a new record real estate sales in the Caribbean is achieved at the Trump Farallon lots launch were 300 MM US$ were sold in one day. The grand opening of Cap Cana Marina was celebrated with the Cirque of Soleil and a Juan Luis Guerra concert. Sotogrande launch event took place simultaneously in Spain, London and Dominican Republic. Sanctuary and Heritage School opens.

2008 Punta Espada golf course hosted The Cap Cana Championship, a PGA Champions Tour tournament and more than 500,000 website hits during the tournament. The Golden Bear Lodge construction reaches completion.

2009 The world financial crisis affects Cap Cana. In this year the International bonds are successfully restructure and starts negotiation to structure of bank loans with grace periods and maturity extensions. The sales strategy changes and Cap Cana focus on parcels to developers and signs and agreement with AM Resorts to develop four beach hotels. Punta Espada golf course hosted for the second year The Cap Cana Championship, a PGA Champions Tour tournament. International Beach Polo Match is played at Juanillo beach.

2010 Punta Espada golf course hosted The Cap Cana Championship, a PGA Champions Tour tournament. UNIBE Cap Cana and “Scape Park” adventure park opened. Sotogrande at Cap Cana construction is completed. Eden Rock hotel initial construction begins. The second edition of the international Beach Polo Match is celebrated

2011 Cap Cana achieves 10 years of operation. The Fishing Lodge construction is completed. Villas Marina initial construction begins and initiates of the delivery of Punta Palmera units.

2012 Overall debt reduced substantially. the Eden Rock hotel opening. Villa Marina is now delivering its first unit’s delivery. More than six Fishing Tournaments take place at Marina Cap Cana. Alsol begins the operation of Fishing Lodge and Sotogrande.

2013 Eden Roc becomes the first Relais Châteaux in Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is considered among the best bill fisheries of the world by the Billfish Report. The first Cap Cana Golf Cup is celebrated at Punta Espada. An agreement is signed for the construction of the second golf course Las Iguanas.

Location and Accessibility[edit]

CAP CANA is located on the most eastern part of the Dominican Republic, CAP CANA is easily accessible to visitors either by air, ground or sea. From major gateways throughout the Americas and Europe through The Punta Cana International Airport, only ten minutes away from the property and serving 55 countries. By ground through the new highway “Autopista del Coral” connecting to Santo Domingo and La Romana.

Punta Espada Golf Course[edit]

Jack Nicklaus Signature Hole

Of the golf courses to be developed at Cap Cana, three are exclusive Jack Nicklaus signature designs.[2]

Punta Espada is the very first golf course and it is already listed among the worlds finest, with the renowned GolfWeek ranking it as the best golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico.[3] Eight holes play along and over the sea. From all points of Punta Espada, golfers are blessed with extraordinary views of the Caribbean, where the sea contrasts against the emerald fairways and the perfect greens. Challenging stroke play and beauty are entwined in this outstanding par 72 course, which hosted the inaugural PGA Tour’s Champions Tour in April 2008 - The Cap Cana Championship. The annual tournament is televised internationally through the Golf Channel and its license-holding subsidiaries.

A Caribbean style facility, Punta Espada Golf Club includes a concierge service to assist with travel, entertainment, private dining room, signature restaurant, members' trophy gallery, library, meeting room, and equipment repair service.

This exclusive Golf Club offers beautiful and magnificent facilities and a unique service for their exclusive members.

  • Members Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hole 19 Bar
  • Pro-Shop
  • Library
  • Snack Bar
  • Lockers


Punta Espada - Scorecard

Cap Cana Heritage School[edit]

Cap Cana Heritage School.jpg

Established in August 2007, Cap Cana Heritage School (CCHS) is an American based English private school located in the planned resort and residential community of Cap Cana, in La Altagracia, the eastern most province of the Dominican Republic. The School is the third educational institution of Educacion Integral, a well known organization with over 30 years of educational success. CCHS consists of a preschool program (ages 1–5), an elementary program (grades 1-5), and middle/high school program (grades 6-12). Students arrive from townships spanning 25 miles including Bavaro, Cabeza de Toro, Cap Cana, Punta Cana, and Uvero Alto. The School community is culturally and internationally diverse with 24 nations represented. Most student families are from the Dominican Republic, followed by Spain, the United States, and Venezuela. Approximately 90% of CCHS students live in dual parent households where two or more languages are spoken. Spanish is most often spoken, followed by English. Tourism and related support industries are the primary employers in the community. CCHS is recognized by the Dominican Republic Ministry of Education and is a candidate for SACS accreditation. The School is a member of the TRI Association, the Association of Columbian- Caribbean American Schools (ACCAS), and the Inter-Regional Center. Association of Colombian-Caribbean American Schools (ACCAS)

Marina Cap Cana[edit]

Marina Cap Cana is the cornerstone of the Project, designed so that when finalized it will be the most modern and complete marina of the Caribbean. El Gran Canal (with 60 meters wide and 5 meters deep) is the center around which there will be luxury stores, fine restaurants and five star hotels.

It is being built in 3 stages. Upon completion of the 3rd stage it will have a capacity for over 1,000 vessels. There will be maintenance services and port and customs authorities on hand. On April 2007 the first stage of the first phase was inaugurated and there are presently facilities to receive 89 vessels of up to 150 ft.

The excellent location, next to the Mona Channel, one of the five best fishing spots in the world, puts it in an envious position in relation to the rest of the Caribbean due to its proximity to the coast and the length of the fishing season (March to October).


LATITUDE: -18° 29′.858″ LONGITUDE: 18° 29′.858″
Marina Cap Cana - LATITUDE: 18° 29′.858″ LONGITUDE: 18° 29′.858″

Depth at low tide[edit]

The depth is 8 ft considering low tide.

VHF Channels[edit]

VHF Channel: VHF72 & VHF16


  1. ^ Sanavia, Paolo. "Relais Chateaux - Eden Roc at Cap Cana". Paolo Sanavia. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nicklaus Design". Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ Week, Golf. "Golfweek's Best: Caribbean & Mexico Courses, 2014". Golf Week. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

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