Catholic Church - Punta Cana Area

by Cheri

We will be at the IFA Bavaro Resort for two Sundays and I would like to go to Mass. Would you please let me know the nearest church and the times for Mass.


Hello Cheri:

The first thing you need to do is to contact the IFA Bavaro Resort staff and ask if they hold a mass right there and if they do at what time. In case they do not celebrate a mass in there you can ask them if they know any other nearby resorts where you can go and participate in the mass. Now you have to be aware that that in order to enter another resort where you are not a guess it might be necessary for you to get a day or night pass. Those type of passes cost some extra money depending on the resort. Some of the resorts that are well known for their religious services are the Majestic Colonial and the Barcelo Punta Cana. You can try to contact them to check if they will be offering their services at the time needed.

There are other alternatives that you could consider outside the resorts where masses are performed regularly on Sundays.

Higuey as you may know is a bit more than 35 minutes away from most Punta Cana resorts so you have to plan your transportation in advance if you are interested in attending the mass.

There is the Basilica Nuestra Señora de La Altagracia in Higuey - More details on the mass hours.

Taxis are usually the fastest way to go but it will cost you something like $30 to $40; you can also take the bus for $1 but learning its schedule is a must if you want to save that money.

Another location you can visit to get to mass on Sundays is a chapel located at the Punta Cana village. This place is closer to the resort area than the basilica so you might be able to get there without much problem.

The name of the small church located at the Punta Cana village, I think is called Nuestra Señora del Pilar and a mass is usually performed at Sundays at 11:00 a.m. The mass may be available at earlier times but just to be sure you can ask the staff at the resort if they know the exact times of the mass.

IFA Bavaro Tel:

(877)-553-0202 (toll free in Canada)

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