The unrivaled beaches of Punta Cana focus on Bavaro, the home of resort vacations in the Dominican Republic.
Most of Punta Cana’s resort hotels cluster around the long stretch of white sand Bavaro Beach (or Playa Bavaro) and its small collection of shopping plazas.
Along with its aquamarine waters and sandy beaches, Bavaro has world-class golf courses and offshore reef diving sites.
The national park-protected Saona Island lies just off the southern coast.
Lovely beaches fringe this remote slice of heaven, with the best swimming at Mano Juan and Punta Gorda. It’s an ideal beach getaway for a day’s excursion by catamaran.
Beach and eco-touring activities are the main drawcards, along with the island’s lagoons, caves and offshore snorkeling.
From a romantic horseback riding to an incredible Catamaron round trip or from snorkeling to a off-road adventure. Check all the different private tours you can take in Punta Cana.
Clear blue waters and white sandy beaches make Macao an ideal spot to experience the real Caribbean. Because it’s public, this beach attracts both far-off travelers and close-to-home locals. Visitors won’t have to worry about aggressive vendors or crowded shores, either, making this an ideal spot for a peaceful morning stroll or an active outdoor afternoon.
Travelers can lounge in the sand, boogie board or learn to surf near Macao Beach’s bigger breakers. And for those who prefer to stay dry on land and keep out of the water, an afternoon horseback ride.
Punta Cana and Bavaro are adjacent and can confuse but not the scuba diving. One great long reefsystem waiting for your dive and the next, whether you call it Punta Cana, Bavaro or both. The diving makes the difference not the name.
In Punta Cana, as in all our diving destinations, our scuba diving trips are top quality and very good value especially if you sign up for one of our dive offers or package deals!
This destination has a wide range of diving options, from recently certified diver to very advanced on the very best reefs in Punta Cana.
An example of a typical round trip to have a picture of this tour: The excursion includes a first stop at a beautiful reef where you will have the option to snorkel if you so choose. This is a beautiful reef, brimming with schools of tropical fish and healthy coral reef. If you’d prefer to stay dry and not go snorkeling, don’t worry, the bar opens and the music keeps playing. The second stop is at a natural swimming pool well off the Punta Cana shoreline. Cruising back to the original jump-off-point, you can keep relaxing and dancing with your drink, the breeze in your hair and the music of your choice on the stereo.
The catamarans bar is well stocked with an endless supply of traditional Dominican drinks such as rum, mamajuana, local beer (drinks are included and UNLIMITED), fresh fruit and nachos are also provided while the stereo will have the catamaran rocking with great music.
The natural beauty of this scenic lagoon has made it one of Dominican Republic’s top travel destinations. Just a few minutes from Punta Cana International Airport in peaceful Scape Park, Hoyo Azul is simply the best of what this country has to offer. A rugged trail weaves through towering forests of indigenous trees and rare plants, ending at this 37-meter deep turquoise escape. Visitors can take a calming dip to cool off, or dive in from one of the towering cliff’s rocky edges for a real adrenaline rush.
An example of this type of activity:
Discover Punta Cana aboard a fun and modern off-road vehicle and a brand new catamaran. Take the wheel and drive an exclusive route to a spectacular and unspoiled beach called “La Choza”. Then enjoy the boat ride, a delicious meal at Playa Blanca Restaurant, and a dip in a natural pool.
After a convenient pickup from your hotel, meet your guide and go over a brief orientation to your 4x4 vehicle. Hop on and set off for a day of adventuring in Punta Cana. First you ride through scenic, private property to an unspoiled beach that is simply stunning.
Then, get the chance to visit the most beautiful ecological reserve in the Caribbean where you can swim in the crystal-clear water of the lagoons. After you finish your off-road ride, go to the marina where you get on board a brand new catamaran aptly named Caribbean Sea.
The privately run Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park (or Parque Ojos Indigenas) preserves 45 acres (18 hectares) of tropical paradise, part of the larger 1,500-acre (600-hectare) Punta Cana Ecological Park. The park is named for the crystal-clear freshwater lagoons (called ‘eyes’) that run underground and emerge here near the sea.
Trails lead around the park, and guided tours are available. Tours on horseback go through the park and along the coast, while the option to take an unforgettable swim in one of the dozen lagoons is also available.
Discover Punta Cana aboard a fun and modern off-road Club Club 4 x 4 buggy. Take the wheel and drive on our exclusive route through this impressive private property and make a stop at a spectacular and unspoiled beach called “La Choza”. Get the chance to visit the most beautiful ecological reserve in the Caribbean, “Indigenous Eyes” where you can swim in the crystal-clear water of the lagoons.
If you love eco-adventures to see wildlife but you also prefer to relax in a jacuzzi instead of a tent at the end of the day, I have a great suggestion for you. A vacation to Punta Cana on the east coast of the Dominican Republic may be right up your alley. In Punta Cana, you can stay in a nice resort with all the luxury comforts while at the same time having easy access to some of the most amazing wildelife on Earth less than an hour away. The best way to have a thrilling experience with the wildlife in the Dominican Republic is to take Punta Cana excursions, i.e. day-trips, with a respected eco-tour operator.