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Karibo Punta Cana

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The only way to go to the beach, is by an old transformed truck, where you sit on the back, with no seatbelts or safety. On the beach, you have 100 yards/meters, where you are allowed to be. Several miles to each side is property of the 5 starred resorts. Guarden by armed men. Shopping (for food etc.) is a 30 min bus ride. Expect 2 hours to to shopping, as the time schedule is not optimal. WiFi? Nope ! A very slow connection is possible, if you position yourself on the balcony. Sometimes.. Clean sheets? We were there for 2 weeks, and didn't get ours changed.  Towels? You habe to ask for new, and be very patient. Expect about 6 hours delivery of new ones. For more toilet paper, expect the same delivery time. Also, if you do not like 80's music from 8am to 4pm, and then crazy electronical music from 4pm to 10 pm - you should get very good earplugs. Cause the music is so loud, you can hear it everywhere in the apartment. Electricity and water comes and goes as it pleases, so don't make plans to when you want to shower. On your arrival, you need to set aside time to clean the kitchen. All items in the kitchen are filthy. As are the dishwasher and washing machine. But don't worry - There are hardly any items in the kitchen. You'll need to buy them yourselves. And very important : this is not located in Punta Cana. They call everythi

This place is just ok. Nice pool, rooms clean. It’s the little things that made me mad. Like: no wifi in our room. No hot water and poor water pressure, we had to complain multiple times to get it fixed. Asked for ice to chill a bottle of wine and they tried to charge us (we refused). People working there were nice but didn’t seem to care about the basics. The curtains in our room were falling down. How hard is that to fix? Could be so much better.

The pics are deceiving. There is little to no maintenance, so the rooms are falling apart, dirty, and noisy. If your looking for a cheap motel style place then you will be happy with the amenities. If your looking for a nice place, keep looking.

Very good service, delicious food. Excellent Place to stay, very pretty and relaxing. A fun way to spend time with your family in a good environnement. Very interesting that they accept animals. It's a good place to travel with your pet.

Karibo Punta Cana was a nice quaint place to stay. Room was small, basic, and clean. You will need your own toiletries as these were not provided by the staff. My room came with two bath towels and a hand towel. Washcloths were not provided, and when I asked, I was told they didn't have any, but they were on order because the demand was high. I was also asked why I wanted additional bath towels as I wanted to take them to the beach. It seemed as if the hotel wasn't fully prepared in the linens department. The bathroom had a window at the end of the shower. I thought it was a bit odd as there were balconies right outside the window!?! After about 3 minutes, the shower water also went cold. I rented a car and was able to venture out to different areas to explore. The driving in the area was a little erratic, and a lot of locals didn't know where the hotel was when I needed some directions. Bavaro Beach was about a 5-10 minute drive where you could park the car and walk to the beach. Overall it was a pleasant stay, and I would probably stay again here again. If you are used to a resort style property, this may not be the place for you, but this place was nice and affordable. It's in the middle of Bavaro where you can interact with the locals and taste the local cuisine.

This is my 5th stay at this hotel and it doesn't disappoint. The rooms were in excellent shape and I had to turn the air conditioning off at night because it was blowing so cold. The restaurant has a great breakfast and others said dinner was also excellent. I'm a big fan of having drinks in the afternoon in and around the large pool. If you like what is offered in central Bavaro (sports bars, typical restaurants, cigar shops, etc.), the Karibo is minutes away. Their manager Barbara is always cheerful and helpful to each guest. She will make your stay problem free!

I stayed in a studio, with kitchen and balcony. It was nice, although is an open concept where the bedroom has no door. The pool is also nice. However, the location of the hotel is not the best. You'll definitely need a vehicle if you want to do stuff around. Check in was quick and staff friendly.

I was never so disgusted befor, I've been staying in the hotels, hostels and this place is the worst! It's not worth the money, I wouldn't want to stay there again even if someone would pay me! First of all it was dirty, we called for the cleaner to clean it properly when we arrived the receptionist told us that she will send somebody in 10 minutes, but she didn't, called her again, she said that cleaner went home, and that she will come the next day! Receptionist very rude. The manager Barbara was not helpful at all, I don't know why somebody pays her for doing nothing. We had cockroaches everyday, big once:( it's very loud there because it's next to the very busy street and locals drive like crazy there, you can't go outside when it gets darker, our neighbor was rubbed just outside our hostel (I can't call it hotel) food very poor. Tv wasn't working, we called receptionist again she didn't do anything so I went to the reception, she finally sent some guy who didn't even know how to use the remote control... so we didn't have tv... I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! I advise everyone not to stay in this dirty place. We had horrible time on this amazing Island:(

The Karibo staff and premises, made for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. I enjoyed the good food, wonderful AC, and pool. One of the staff members assisted me tremendously with getting assistance to daytime and nighttime activities. Great place to stay!!!

I stayed at the hotel for the second time and it really has improved. Great pool available 24 hours. The restaurant very varied and economical. The reception of the hotel is very familiar the service they provide are very friendly, attentive and smiling. They make you feel right at home. I recommend the 2 bedroom apartments as being with your friends is very comfortable and fun. the hotel have so many restaurant around and Night club with excellent music The jacuzzi only has cold water. But I enjoyed it, I promise to go back with my family. Thanks evelyn and reny for your attentions.

Av Italia Punta Cana La Altagracia

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a leisurely stroll of White Sands Golf Course, Karibo Punta Cana is within a few miles (5 km) of Iberostar Golf Course. This 3.5-star hotel has 66 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Bavaro, it's also near Casino Diamante Punta Cana Grand and Cortecito Beach.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Karibo’s Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to noon.


Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free toiletries are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

At Karibo Punta Cana, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 38 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Apartment Studio

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 423 reviews