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Suggested Itineraries: Punta Can

 

  

If the southeast has the best beaches in the DR, then Bávaro and Punta Cana have the best beaches of the southeast. Punta Cana (Grey-Haired Point) is the easternmost tip of the region and country. And though it’s the name many travellers recognise, there are just a few resorts and a beautiful seaside golf course here.

 

Several kilometres north, Bávaro is significantly more developed, with more than 30 resorts plus the area’s best options for independent travellers.

The Costa de Coco has the Dominican Republic's best beaches. Postcards don't do justice to their pure white sand and aquamarine water, with coconut palms reaching up into cloudless skies.

 

That said, all beaches in the DR are public by law and although hotels can and do restrict the use of their beach chairs and umbrellas to hotel guests, it is perfectly okay to walk along the water and set up your towel on the sand wherever you like.

 

Punta Cana tours, attractions and things to do

   

Deep Sea Fishing in the Dominican Republic

 

Dominican Republic tours and activities 

 

Head out from Punta Cana and land anything from Wahoo to White Marlin, Sailfish to Barracuda and more. A perfect way to spend a day on the Caribbean.

 

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Sunset Cruise departing Punta Cana

 

Sunset Cruise departing Punta Cana

 

Start your evening in Punta Cana on this cruise with music and refreshments. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the coastline and the horizon as you cruise out to the sunset.

 

 

Scubadoo Excursion from Punta Cana

 

Scubadoo Excursion from Punta Cana

 

The Scubadoo means you don't need to wear a mask or mouthpiece. The air tank and diving weights are on the motorized scuba bike. Travel along the ocean floor and see why this island is so popular!

 

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Sunset Trip departing Punta Cana

 

Sunset Trip departing Punta Cana

 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the calm waters of the Dominican Republic on this marvellous Sunset Excursion. Nothing matches the magic of a Caribbean sunset. Start your evening with a sunset cruise and enjoy a breathtaking view of the coastline that will stay with you forever. A perfect ending to a beautiful day in paradise!

 

 

Deep Sea Fishing from Punta Cana

 

Deep Sea Fishing from Punta Cana

 

Sink a hook and catch a big one! Your captain will take you where you need to go around Punta Cana.  'Deep Sea' or 'Big Game' Fishing is extremely popular, as the variety and bounty of game fish in the Punta Cana area is extremely rewarding. Depending on the season you may land Wahoo, White Marlin, Dolphin, Kingfish, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Barracuda and more.

The captain and his crew know the right spots like the back of their hands, and they have all the proper equipment. They just need you to hook that Fish!

 

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Snorkel Excursion to Coral Reef from Punta Cana

 

Snorkel Excursion to Coral Reef from Punta Cana

 

You will visit one of the shallow reefs, protected from the open ocean by its corals. An incredible abundance of colourful reef creatures can be observed while safely floating in the crystal clear sea.

 

Dominican Republic may be an interesting country as far as culture and vegetation is concerned, but its biggest attraction is UNDER THE SEA. Our daily excursions will bring you to this paradise.

 

 

Glass Bottom Boat

 

Glass Bottom Boat has two windows in the bottom of the boat offer a spectacular view of the ocean depths. As you cruise along the finest coral sand coastline, you will see spectacular coral reefs, abundant tropical fish and other marine life.

 

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Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

 

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

 

Take a sightseeing tour of the oldest city in the Americas! Santo Domingo is a city rich in history.  Take this city sightseeing tour of Santo Domingo, departing from Punta Cana!

This is an enjoyable cultural day out, giving you the opportunity to explore the capital city of Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the Americas, don't miss your chance to take this tour and discover the rich history. Visit the house built by Columbus, the Cathedral and see the Christopher Columbus lighthouse. Soak up the atmosphere of the oldest street of the new world' Calle las Damas' and experience a Dominican market where the bargains are endless and bartering is fun!!

 

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Saona Island by Catamaran from Punta Cana

 

Saona Island by Catamaran from Punta Cana

 

Prepare yourself to be whisked away to exotic Saona Island for a day of doing whatever you please! Relax.  Saona evokes all the images of that exotic paradise we all have dreamt of white sandy beaches, coconut palms, crystal clear turquoise waters and above all the special Dominican touch that makes for an unforgettable day: smiles, rum and merengue!

This will include a cocktail at the amazing 'Natural Pool' lagoon, rich in starfish. A barbecue lunch will be served buffet-style under the shade of the palm trees right on the superb deserted beach of Saona.  What follows is up to you: lounging, beach games and entertainment, an introduction to merengue dancing or exploration of this undeveloped island.  For your return, you will board impressive catamarans for a memorable sailing voyage complete with musical entertainment and unlimited drinks. This is undoubtedly the best recipe for a day of total relaxation and beautiful photo souvenirs.

 

 

Country Adventure Safari from Punta Cana

 

Country Adventure Safari from Punta Cana

 

Discover the ancestral traditions of the Dominican people.  You will travel in the direction of one of the most beautiful regions of the Dominican Republic, where you will visit a typical country house and taste the local specialties at a local cafe! You will also have the chance to mingle with the locals at the next stop, at an elementary school 'La Seiba'.  This Safari will then pass by sugar cane plantations and then you will make a visit at a cigar museum. After a scenic ride through the countryside you will arrive at a 'finca' where you will be able to see and sample fruits and plants such as vanilla, cafe (coffee), cacao and sweet lemon.  After a true Dominican lunch consisting of many typical dishes, you have the option to take a fresh dip into the clear waters of the river located on the same 'finca', go horseback riding or just take a rest in one of the 'hamacas'.  On the return, you will visit a local store 'colmados' where you will have the opportunity to shop for native products like rum or coffee at very attractive prices.  As a final touch, you can enjoy a refreshing swim at the Playa (Beach) of Macao.

 

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Punta Cana Monster 8 Wheel Truck Excursion

 

Punta Cana Monster 8 Wheel Truck Excursion

 

Experience the reality of the Dominican countryside aboard 8 Wheel, all-terrain trucks.Come and join in on this unique and very popular safari on fantastic 8 x 8 trucks!  Enjoy an all inclusive full day out with professional guides while exploring the unspoiled Dominican countryside. See breathtaking landscape while going through backcountry roads, crossing rivers, streams and sugar cane fields!  Visit small colourful villages and see how the local people live, their typical homes and a school. Take some time to taste the locally brewed Dominican Coffee. Enjoy a great buffet. Have a refreshing swim in a natural river. Stop at many photo stops with great views. Enjoy an open bar all day!

 

 

Kontiki and Calypso from Punta Cana

 

Kontiki and Calypso from Punta Cana

 

Jump onboard the Kontiki, a two story catamaran and get ready to party on water!  You will be greeted by the friendly crew on board the double-decker catamaran that is based in Bavaro, and your afternoon of fun begins!  As you set off on a leisurely sail down the coast, take the opportunity to catch some sun and enjoy the sea breeze.  You will have the opportunity to go snorkelling and feed the fish in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean! First time snorkelers are also welcome as training is provided for those who need it. All equipment is provided.  Once back onboard, the party begins! Enjoy dancing to reggae, merengue and old disco favourites!

 

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Punta Cana's Tropical Storm

 

Punta Cana's Tropical Storm

 

Picture yourself relaxing under the sun in a natural swimming pool, spending some time snorkelling.  You board the Tropical Storm and enjoy a slow and relaxing sail from Punta Cana, over the crystal clear aqua waters of the Caribbean, along the coastline of Bavaro, to the area where you will be spending this unforgettable day.  You will head to the natural swimming pool where you will have time to relax, swim or explore the virgin beach! Don't miss this chance to swim amongst the rainbow of coral and colourful fish! Later you can enjoy a drink at one of two floating bars!

 

 

Aquatic Speedboat Tour from Punta Cana

 

Aquatic Speedboat Tour from Punta Cana

 

Take a day out to truly discover the beauty of the Dominican Republic's surrounding waters!  Experience the adventure of driving your own speedboat in the turquoise sea of the Caribbean on this half-day excursion!  Once the intended destination is reached, jump out for some snorkelling! At this beautiful spot you will see underwater coral, fish and sea life of all colours. The snorkelling conditions are excellent, all equipment is included and training is provided for those who need it - too easy! The Aquatic Tour Team will direct you to the main points of interest to ensure you see all that the underwater world has to offer!  Once back on the platform, soft drinks are provided to refresh you for the drive back to the beach.

 

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Sea-aquarium Adventure from Punta Cana

 

Seaquarium Adventure from Punta Cana

 

This is the easiest and most comfortable way to explore underwater! It is as simple as walking and breathing. Imagine being able to discover a sunken submarine, rainbow coloured reefs, sting rays and sharks.  On this Sea-aquarium Adventure you will discover a submarine wreck, reefs, sting rays, sharks and a great variety of colourful fishes! Imagining discovering all this without even getting your hair wet, you even can do it with your prescription glasses on!

 

 

Marinarium Shark and Ray Experience from Punta Cana

 

Marinarium Shark and Ray Experience from Punta Cana

 

Discover the beauty of the underwater world as you snorkel and swim along the biggest coral reefs.  You begin with a slow coastal cruise to the Marinarium location!  After an interesting introduction to the native marine life you will receive snorkelling equipment and all the security instructions by the Marinarium Park supervisors.  You can then swim and dive along the coral reef to a shark cave where you can enjoy an adrenaline packed time with nurse sharks and sting rays! It's not often you get the opportunity to swim amongst the bigger creatures of the deep!

 

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Renova Spa: Sweet Caribbean Spa Package Dominican Republic

 

Renova Spa: Sweet Caribbean Spa Package Dominican Republic

 

Unwind, relax and invigorate your senses while vacationing in the Dominican Republic.   At Renova Spa you'll find a wide range of services that can enhance your vacation in very special ways. Spa programs are designed to provide splendid comfort and relaxation through treatments, therapy and advanced body care.

 

 

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Punta Cana

PADI Open Water Diver Punta Cana

PADI Scuba Diver Punta Cana

 

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Punta Cana

 

Experience the beauty and adventure waiting beneath the waves. This course is a quick and safe way to discover scuba diving.  You discover excitement and adventure, freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the 'weightless' exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!

 

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Bavaro Water Fun Package - The Scubadoo, Glass Bottom Boat and Sunset Excursion

 

Bavaro Water Fun Package - The Scubadoo, Glass Bottom Boat and Sunset Excursion

 

 

Snorkel Excursion to The Island Catalina from Punta Cana

 

Snorkel Excursion to The Island Catalina from Punta Cana

 

The Caribbean Sea, with clear turquoise water is perfect for snorkeling and diving (certified divers can book dives at additional costs). We stop directly above a coral reef so that you can enjoy the best Caribbean underwater view. After the amazing impressions of the colorful sea life, you will have lunch on the white beach of the Island of Catalina. The crew will be pleased to provide you with beverages throughout the entire trip.

 

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Caribbean Festival

 

Caribbean Festival

 

A once in a life time opportunity to cruise along the Bavaro coastline and head into the crystal clear waters just off the coast.  Marvel at the sharks and rays on the snorkeling tour as they swim along the ocean bed. These creatures are among nature's most gracious predators, gliding carelessly underneath you as you admire their absolute beauty in a safe and supervised snorkeling tour - an experience not to be missed!  After that amazement you can sit back, relax and be entertained or join in the dancing with the professionals and the Caribbean dance show!

 

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Catalina Island and River Cumayasa

 

Catalina Island and River Cumayasa

 

Off the Dominican Republic coast lies the beautiful Island of Catalina, fringed with isolated beaches.  An adventure to remember!  A combination of bird watching along the River Cumayasa and snorkelling with the tropical fish on Catalina Island.  Catalina Island is renowned for her exceptionally clear waters and wide variety of colourful marine life. Travelling along the coast you will find isolated beaches, idyllic coves and rugged cliffs. An abundance of wildlife may also be spotted on the Island, including buffalo and mule deer on the hillsides, and bald eagles crossing the sky. Whales, dolphin, flying fish and sea lions can also be spotted when travelling around off the coasts of the Island.  The trip along River Cumayasa will put you among some wonderful riverbanks, where you will enjoy spotting the various species of birds in the trees. You might even be lucky enough to spot other wildlife amongst the beautifully fringed riverbanks!  A delicious buffet lunch is served at a typical Dominican ranch and in the afternoon some Wild West activities are on offer, including horseback riding or carriage riding.

 

 

Samana Whale Watching

 

Samana Whale Watching

A once in a lifetime experience to witness these incredible mammals in their natural habitat.  You will see displays of flippering, tail bobbing, and breaching by the most active species of great whale in the Atlantic. Afterwards, you will be taken to the island of Cayo Levantado, more commonly known as Bacardi Island, for a sumptuous Dominican lunch followed by relaxation on the white powdery sands and in the aqua marine waters.

 

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Santo Domingo City Tour

 

Santo Domingo City Tour

 

Who would have thought that the Dominican Republic is home to the oldest city in the Americas.  Explore the oldest city in the Americas and the first capital of the New World - Santo Domingo!  Visit the house of Christopher Columbus' son, the oldest Cathedral in the New World and Calle las Damas, the oldest street in the Americas.  The capital city is a fusion of ancient architecture with modern developments, offering some wonderful photo opportunities, as your guide points out all the places of interest, giving you interesting facts about such an old city!  For the bargain hunters time for shopping in El Conde is not to be missed!

 

Page updated 11 December 2007

by Valerie Stapley/Richard Toby