You’ve paid for your flights. Your room at the Royalton Bavaro is confirmed. Now all you need to do is decide what you’ll do during your vacation in Punta Cana.
It might be tempting to stay on your resort the entire trip. The Royalton Bavaro provides a world-class spa, nearby white sandy beaches, ten restaurants, and three pools, after all.
But if you’re curious what Dominican Republic excursions are available, we have you covered. Read on for things to do in Punta Cana to get you off of the resort and enjoying your trip to the fullest.
1. Private Party Catamaran
This catamaran tour has it all – beverages, snacks, a secluded beach, snorkeling, and a spot in the sun to tan.
This tour is perfect for anyone looking to have a great time. The drinks stay flowing all day long. The food menu includes things like kebabs, seafood, and, of course, fresh tropical fruit.
You’ll start your day by sailing along the coast. The catamaran will stop at the El Cortecito Bavaro reef, where you’ll have a chance to snorkel. This reef is swimming with colorful tropical fish and beautiful coral.
2. Monkeyland & Ziplines
If you’re an animal lover with a zest for adventure, this trip will be right up your alley.
Your day starts bright and early with a pick-up at your resort. Once everyone is on board, the trek to the zipline part of your trip can begin. Following a detailed briefing on safety, you will be zipping through the jungle.
There are a total of 12 ziplines through lush forests while enjoying panoramic views of the Anamuya River.
Your next stop is a typical countryside home. Here you’ll learn about coffee, fruit and even get to sample some delicious offerings.
Now it’s time to visit Monkeyland. You’ll be able to interact with squirrel monkies, learn more about their species, and observe them in their natural habitat.
No excursion is complete without a tasty lunch. Enjoy a selection of chicken, beef, spaghetti, and salads before heading back to your resort for the day.
3. Bavaro Splash Speedboat Tour
If ziplining wasn’t adventurous enough for you, how about driving your own speed boat? The Bavaro Splash tour gives you the once-in-a-lifetime chance to do so.
Your day will start with a resort pick-up and a de-briefing about speedboat safety. Once you know the ins and outs, you’ll be cruising your own boat across the Punta Cana bay. Enjoy the sights of the beautiful eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic
Next, it’s time to snorkel in the offshore coral reefs surrounding Punta Cana. The waters here are very clear so you won’t even need to be in the water to see the tropical fish and coral.
If you’re interested in trying something other than snorkeling, why not try snuba diving? This is a unique mixture of snorkeling and scuba diving that lets you walk underwater safely.
4. Dolphin Discovery
The Dolphin Discovery park will be a hit for families with your children.
Your driver will pick you up at your resort and transport you straight to the Dolphin Discovery park. Here, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with everyone’s favorite aquatic mammal. You don’t even need to be an expert swimmer to have a great time at the park.
Depending on which program you choose, you’ll have between 30 and 60 minutes with the dolphins. If you’ve ever dreamt of swimming with dolphins, now is your chance.
It’s not all about the one-on-one time with the dolphins, though. The team at Dolphin Discovery will share their knowledge about these beautiful creatures. You’ll learn about their anatomy and even about conservation efforts.
5. Day Trip to Saona Island
If you’re looking to get out of the resort for an entire day, this trip to Saona Island might be perfect. Virgin beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush foliage are what await you.
Once your driver picks you up from your resort, you’ll be taken to a boat for the beginning of your tour. Your first stop is for a beverage at the Natural Pool Lagoon. The water is so clear here that you can see to the seafloor.
Next, board your speedboat to Saona Island for lunch. Enjoy unlimited chicken, steamed fish, and bread for this buffet-style meal.
Once you’ve finished lunch, you’re free to explore the island as you see fit. Take a walk along the beach, swim, learn to dance merengue, or even play beach volleyball.
For your return trip to Punta Cana, you’ll board a catamaran. Enjoy snacks and unlimited beverages onboard before unloading for your bus home.
6. Coco Bongo
If you’re looking to spice up your nightlife a bit, look no further than the Coco Bongo Show and Disco. Spend your morning lazing around the resort and sunning on the beach before your 9 p.m. pick-up.
Think of the Coco Bongo show as Punta Cana’s Cirque Du Soleil. You will be entertained with its eclectic mix of music, acrobats, gymnastics, and dance.
You’ll have to choose whether you want a standard entrance ticket or the VIP option. The standard will allow you access to the open bar and the dance floor. The VIP option grants you access to the premium open bar and VIP section.
The party ends at 3:30 a.m. so be sure to plan for a late night.
No Shortage of Things to Do in Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic is a vacation hot spot. Four million tourists fly into Punta Cana every single year so you’ll be in good company.
We hope our blog has given you some ideas of things to do in Punta Cana. Whether you’re a beach bum, adventurer extraordinaire or history buff, there’s something for you to enjoy.
Contact us before booking any excursions or vacations. Our friendly team is here to make sure your vacation dreams come true.