The Global Destination Cities Index has listed Punta Cana as the Latin American tourist city with the highest spending. Visitors reportedly spent US$2.7 billion in Punta Cana, more than in any other Latin American city.
Next were Buenos Aires and Mexico City with US$2.3 billion, Sao Paulo with US$2.2 billion and Lima with US$1.5 billion.
Interestingly, Punta Cana was fourth in number of visitors, behind Lima, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (tied for third place) and then Punta Cana.
Punta Cana was the most visited tourism destination in the Caribbean and Central America.[January 2016]