At Grupo Puntacana, we are led by the family values that started this great company. We work with this management philosophy as our north, to achieve the excellence that characterizes us.
Values: To maintain our essence and achieve our goals, the Puntacana family is guided by five basic core values:
Grupo Puntacana is a pioneer company in sustainable tourism that, more than 50 years ago, had the vision to develop a destination and real estate community in a remote and paradisiacal corner of the eastern region in the Dominican Republic.
Today, Punta Cana has become a leading destination in the Caribbean and Central America and a true national brand, with more than 44,000 hotel rooms.
The business group is made up of more than 12 companies and has an umbrella of 15,000 direct and indirect employees.READ THE HISTORY
Kheel and partners hire Frank Rainieri, Dominican entrepreneur, to develop tourism project.
Puntacana Resort & Club (PCRC) builds first “resort” of 10 beach cottages and clubhouse, dedication attended by President Balaguer.
PCRC builds first elementary school in Punta Cana.
Club Mediterranee purchases parcel of land from PCRC.
Club Med opens hotel in Punta Cana.
Inauguration of the Punta Cana International Airport with first flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
PCRC builds new Puntacana Resort & Club using thatch-roof constructions and low-impact sustainable architecture.
Formation of the not-for-profit Puntacana Ecological Foundation (FEPC) with donation of 1,500 acres of land for ecological park and reserve (incorporation follows in 1994).
FEPC launches first sustainable agriculture initiative in Punta Cana (Fruit Tree Garden).
Julio Iglesias and Oscar de la Renta join Kheel and Rainieri as PCRC major partners and build first homes in Corales development.
PCRC founds a second not-for-profit organization, Puntacana Foundation (FPC) to develop social and community programs in the region.
FPC founds bilingual, private school PUNTACANA International School (PCIS).
FEPC and PCRC create Puntacana Center for Sustainability to develop research and education programs that create solutions to the environmental and social challenges facing tourism industry
FPC founds the public Ann and Ted Kheel Polytechnic School.
FEPC launches PUNTACANA Partnership for Ecological Sustainable Coastal Areas (PESCA).
Puntacana Resort & Club makes its first commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative
Launch of co-management of Rural Clinic of Verón.
Puntacana Resort & Club becomes founding member of RENAEPA, the National Network for Businesses that Protect the Environment in the Dominican Republic, now known as ECORED.
La Fundación Grupo Puntacana realizó la primera misión médica junto con el Colegio de Medicina Osteopática de Virginia (VCOM)
Puntacana Resort & Club becomes a member of the United Nations Global Compact.
FEPC launches Zero Waste, integrated solid waste management system for Puntacana Resort & Club.
Fundación Puntacana construye y equipa una estación de policía para la comunidad de Verón.
Fundación Puntacana lanza "Carnaval de Punta Cana".
FEPC launches beekeeping and worm-composting projects.
FEPC signs collaborative agreement with The Peregrine Fund to conserve the endangered Ridgway’s Hawk.
FEPC and FPC sign a collaborative agreement with Save the Children to develop community programs in the town of Verón
FEPC reinaugurates the Fruit Tree Garden and offers diverse ecotourism excursions.
La Fundación Puntacana celebra la primera Misión Visual Quirúrgica junto con el Instituto de Ciencias Visuales de España (Incivi) entre otros socios
PCRC and FEPC achieve Presidential Decree naming coastal area of Puntacana Resort & Club and Cap Cana as “Marine Protected Area.”
Grupo Puntacana Foundation launch the Ciudad Caracolí project.
Fundación Puntacana lanza el proyecto de vivienda Ciudad Caracolí.
Fusión Fundación Ecológica Puntacana y Fundación Puntacana.
La Fundación inauguró las instalaciones del Centro Pediátrico Oscar de la Renta. El Centro brindará atención primaria de salud a más de 15,000 niños desfavorecidos de las comunidades locales. Creación del Centro de Innovación Marino 2018
Lanzamiento de los viveros terrestres de corales.
Lanzamiento del Proyecto de Vivero de Peces Ornamentales
Inauguración Centro Educativo Caracolí
At the beginning of 2020, Punta Cana International Airport in alliance with DP World Caucedo, signed a collaboration agreement for the development of the first regional Logistics Park and Free Trade Zone, with the purpose of developing an aerial platform for the redistribution of goods for re-export, consequently affirming the Dominican Republic as the most important trade point and logistics HUB for air and sea cargo in the Caribbean.
Focused on staying true to their business philosophy and their passion for preserving the environment and nature, in 1988 they created Fundacion Ecologica Grupo Puntacana, the first nature preservation and research center in the country, today known as Fundacion Grupo Puntacana. Its innovative environmental and ecological initiatives, which include a Sustainability Center dedicated to research, coral restoration programs, preservation of marine species and protection of endangered animals, are recognized and extrapolated nationally and internationally.
Through Fundacion Grupo Puntacana, they also manage dozens of social projects, such as the Caracolí Educational Center; the Ann and Ted Kheel Polytechnic, the main provider of qualified human resources for the business sector in the tourist area; the Polyclinic of Verón, the Oscar de la Renta Pediatric Center, the Children's Diversity Center (CEDI) and Centro de Lucha Contra La Ceguera Dr. Zato, offering first level medical assistance to more than 60,000 people per year and benefiting more than 3 thousand people through its medical missions.
The Foundation also has a sustainable development program for women who make handbags with recycled plastic bags, a zero-discharge program, and a social housing program, benefiting more than 200,000 people in La Altagracia province.
The company also has the distinction of owning the only Six Senses Spa in America, the Oscar de la Renta Tennis Center, eight residential communities, more than 14 restaurants and bars, the Galerías Puntacana and BlueMall Puntacana shopping centers, and 45 holes of world-class golf courses.
For Grupo Puntacana, the future is a matter of great responsibility and its commitment, since their beginnings, has been to grow in a sustainable manner, in harmony with the environment and the surrounding communities, while maintaining the family values and pillars that gave birth to the company.
Their purpose is to continue to be the host of the millions of visitors who arrive through the Punta Cana International Airport and enjoy their dream getaway in the tourist area and throughout the country; investing in the growth of the area, its integral development and the constant improvement of the living conditions of the communities where they operate, providing opportunities that allow access to housing, quality health, education and recreation.
As part of their mission, is essential to continue the development of assets, offer employment opportunities and business organization models that serve as reference and sustainable practices of innovation in the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic, that serve as a legacy for the next generations.
To Imagine has led Grupo Puntacana to turn the region into an economic engine for the country, generating the equivalent of 6.8% of the tourism sector's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and impulse La Altagracia to become the province with the highest per capita income in the country.
Together, we will continue to Imagine More.
Punta Cana, La Altagracia. - Los hoteles Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club y Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village ganaron los premios “A la Excelencia Hotelera” Travellers’ Choice de TripAdvisor 2022
Punta Cana, La Altagracia. - Puntacana Resort & Club anunció la remodelación y nuevas construcciones del hotel The Westin y el campo de golf La Cana en el marco de la 22ª edición del Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange 2022 (DATE) de la Asociación de Hoteles y Turismo de la República Dominicana (ASONAHORES).
PUNTA CANA.- El hotel Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club fue incluido en la lista de instalaciones Estrellas de la Guía de Viajes Forbes, (Forbes Travel Guide, FTG), para los premios Star Awards 2022, que selecciona los hoteles, restaurantes y spas más destacados del mundo.