Top 15 Things to Do in Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic is a perfect destination to travel thanks to palm trees, turquoise blue waters, and white sand. In Punta Cana, you can feed squirrel monkeys, go snorkeling, explore caves, and swim in cenotes! Below are the top 15 things to do in Punta Cana.
Part 1: Guided Tours to Book
I always love booking guided tours because you have a professional tour guide who will teach you more about the country, provide transportation, and offer multiple stops or adventures in one day.
1-Monkey Land Half-Day Safari –
We recommend feeding the squirrel monkeys and enjoying panoramic views of local villages and mountains on this fun half-day tour in the Dominican Republic. Book Your Tour
2-Scape Park (Cenotes, Caves, Zip Lining)-
Scape Park is a perfect day trip for a family or if you love adventure. You will go zip-lining, exploring caves, and swimming in hidden cenotes with blue water. Book Your Tour
3-Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, and Buggies-
Get your adrenal pumping, as you soar through a series of ziplines and go horseback riding through the jungle. Book Your Tour
4-Catamaran Snorkel Tour-
Sail along crystal blue waters, go snorkeling, and enjoy drinks, including tropical cocktails on a Catamaran. Book Your Tour
5-Chocolate and Coffee Tasting ATV Tour to Cenote from Punta Cana-
Stimulate all of your senses on a 4.5-hour off-road adventure ideal for thrill seekers. Drive an ATM through the jungle and take a dip in a cenote. Taste chocolate, rum, and coffee at a plantation. Book Your Tour
6- Sunset Horseback Riding Tour:
Who doesn’t want to take incredible views at sunset all while riding a beautiful horse? Book Your Tour
7- Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana with Hotel Pick Up:
Admire Dominican Republic from the air from Punta Cana to Uvero Alto Beach. Book Your Tour
Part 2: Free Activities + Food/ Nightlife
We also recommend exploring the Island without having to wake up and catch a bus. It is nice to enjoy your trip on your own time. Also, who does not love A FREE activity or day spent at a waterfall or beach?
8- Night Life
Explore the nightlife of Punta Cana and get a ticket to the spectacular Coco Bongo!
9- Try the Local Food-
The best restaurants in Punta Cana are Noah, La Palapa, Nakamura, and Herman 311.
10- Visit a Waterfall-
Did you know? You can visit waterfalls and beaches for FREE in Punta Cana. Salto de la Jalda, Salto de Los Mosquitos, and Cascada Blanca are all unique waterfalls you can hike to!
11- Relax at the beach-
Punta Cana has plenty of beaches to relax at, including Playa Blanca, and Bavaro Beach. It does not matter where you stay in Punta Cana because there is always a beautiful beach near you.
12- Explore Rock Formations-
The best rock formations to explore for FREE in Punta Cana are at Cabo Engano.
13- Dive into an Infinite Pool at Whala Bavaro-
You can swim at the infinite pool free of charge; however, you need to buy a cocktail!
14- Hidden Cenote-
You can visit a cenote for $5.00 called the Hoyo Claro or Blue Lagoon. Cenotes feature crystal-clear water. Hoyo Claro is an off-the-beaten-track option compared to the famous Hoyo Azul at Scape Park.
15- Punta Cana Carnival-
The Punta Carnival occurs every year in early March on the main streets of the town or city.
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