Make your next international flight a trip to Punta Cana.

Punta Cana is a resort lover’s dream, where you can luxuriate without lifting a finger.

Middle seats open through November 30

Full exchange of fresh, outdoor air every 2-3 minutes while inflight

Face coverings required

TripAdvisor has rated us #1.

Best Airline in the U.S. and North America & Best Economy and Low Cost Airline in North America.

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The livin’ is easy in this laidback Dominican Republic destination where the beaches are tranquil, the golf is world-class, and the drinks flow freely. Start with a jaunt down Bavaro Beach. Colorful shacks, packed with souvenirs aplenty, dot the shoreline of this white-sand beach. Flea market finds include cigars, handmade crafts, jewelry, paintings, and rum. Pro tip: Items rarely have price tags, so come ready to haggle. Next, stroll over to Caribbean Street. On this palm-lined stretch, kaleidoscopic storefronts peddle everything from watercolor paintings and silk scarves to beaded necklaces and fine amber jewelry.

Fans of old-world architecture should be sure to swing by Altos de Chavon. This replica 16th-century Mediterranean village houses a 5,000-seat amphitheater with scenic views of the Chavón River. At the art gallery, browse pieces by local makers. Less than an hour from Punta Cana lies Bayahibe, a beach town that promises crystal-clear water and white sand. Visit Saona Island, just off the coast, for snorkeling, or Parque Nacional del Este, a marine park. For something a bit more off beat, visit ChocoMuseo. Two-hour workshops teach guests how to turn local cacao beans into chocolate treats. Afterward, indulge your sweet tooth with decadent drinks and desserts.

What’re you waiting for? Pack your bags for Punta Cana and find a flight with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines® flies to Punta Cana International Airport, making it easy for you to start your Caribbean adventure. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable international trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your next flight to Punta Cana International Airport.

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Things to do in Punta Cana.
Can’t-miss beaches
  • Bavaro Beach
  • Juanillo Beach
  • Macao Beach
Outdoor adventures
  • Caribbean Street
  • Kiteboarding
  • Zip lining
Enriching outings
  • Altos de Chavon
  • ChocoMuseo
  • Parque Nacional del Este

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Travel Advisory

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the availability, health and safety procedures, operations, and schedules for local attractions are changing constantly. Please contact attractions directly for hours of operation, potential temperature screenings, and other possible health and safety procedures and restrictions. Visit our Coronavirus Travel Information page for information about potential restrictions on air travel.

Why fly Southwest?

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Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because no golf bag4 or swimsuit should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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No change fees2

Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

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Gate to gate WiFi5

Surf the Web before you surf the waves with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and the Internet will make time fly by on our flights to tropical destinations.

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Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie5 for free. Just one way we make getting to your tropical destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards®, our award-winning frequent flyer program6.

Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row6. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability7.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to paradise.

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No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to our tropical destinations or anywhere else you want to go.

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Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our tropical destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the vacation of a lifetime.

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International travel tips

If you’re new around here, we’re so happy to have you. Flying with us is easy and fun—this guide is your one-stop shop for doing things the Southwest way.

We’ll be waiting to welcome you with free snacks and countless smiles, so we want to get you onboard as quickly and smoothly as possible!

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Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.

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The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival. If you’d like to breeze through security a little easier, you may be interested in Global Entry. You can apply here.

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Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.

4A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag.

5Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

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7As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.