The importance of the palm has found its way not only into our vocabulary but also into the symbolism of our resort. You may have noticed that the logo for PUNTACANA Resort and Club is two palm leaves, one prominently displayed in the front and another as a shadow behind it. Of course the obvious connection is the word “cana” which appears in the name of our resort, but the connection runs a little deeper. The palm leaf in the forefront of the image sets the tone for the future generations - it is clean, natural, and multifaceted. The shadow image behind it represents the continuation of these ideals and the transition from one generation of PUNTACANA partners to the next. The importance of the cana runs deep here.
It runs so deep, in fact, that it even has an influence on the food we eat. The aceite de palma (or palm oil) is used in traditional Dominican food preparation, and if you have eaten much Dominican food you have certainly had aceite de palma! Furthermore, one of the more overlooked ingredients (but no less tasty) is the palmito (heart of palm), which is delicious stewed and frequently found as a raw ingredient in salads.
As you can see, we have a long and varied history of using the cana to its fullest extent. From the hats we wear to the food we eat, the cana plays a role in our day to day lives and proves itself to be one of our most important indigenous resources. For these reasons, we are proud to refer to ourselves as Puntacana and to carry on the traditions that have been on the island for hundreds of years.