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3 Days in Punta Cana: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

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The Dominican Republic is known for its spectacular beaches, and Punta Cana is no exception. But Punta Cana differs from other beaches in the region because of its year-round pleasant weather that makes its white sand beaches and aquamarine waters all the more enjoyable. If the beach isn’t enough to keep you busy, here are some other interesting things to do while vacationing in Punta Cana.

Day 1: Punta Cana Beach-Hopping

Check into one of the many all-inclusive beach front resorts for the best value and quickest access to the beach. As soon as you’ve settled in, take out your beachwear and hit the sand and surf. Young or old, there’s plenty to keep everyone busy at Punta Cana beaches like Bavaro, El Cortecito and Arena Gorda. Take your pick from scuba-diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing or a leisurely swim along magnificent coral reefs.  End the day with an evening cruise around the port or a catamaran cruise to Isla Saona.

Day 2: Into the Wild

If you want a rush of adrenaline, engage in some whale watching and shark spotting in their natural habitat. If there’s plenty to see in the water, there’s just as much excitement on land. Embark on a country adventure safari into the outback and enjoy horseback riding while you gain a true appreciation of the way of life of the people of the Dominican Republic.

Day 3: Excursions from Punta Cana

Step out of the immediate confines of Punta Cana and embark on a tour of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas. Steeped in history, Santo Domingo is a delectable blend of traditional and modern in more ways than one. For those who are shopaholics, El Conde is a must visit for the best deals and bargains. For the men who hate shopping trips, nearby Cap Cana has fantastic golf greens you’d love to tee off on. If you’re staying over the night, be sure to partake in Punta Cana’s vibrant nightlife as you sip on those heavenly piña coladas!

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Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island from Punta Cana

4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

Relax on the beach, enjoy the crystalline waters or explore the tropical surrounds on a relaxing catamaran cruise to Saona Island. White sandy beaches, ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.19

Punta Cana River Horseback Riding and Zipline Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

A horseback riding tour with a canopy zipline adventure is a great way to take in the gorgeous scenery of Punta Cana! Walk, trot or gallop—depending on ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.99

Puerto Plata Dune Buggy Adventure

Take a thrilling excursion into the Dominican countryside on a half-day dune buggy tour! Departing from Puerto Plata, you'll drive past flowing rivers and ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.99

Catalina Island Snorkel Excursion from Punta Cana

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Spend the day snorkeling Caribbean coral reefs on an excursion to Catalina Island from Punta Cana. Experience a snorkeling wonderland at ‘The Wall’ drop-off, ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.99

Adventure Day at Scape Park Cap Cana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Enjoy a thrilling eco-tour at Cap Cana’s Scape Park, where you can drive a 2-person buggy, zipline or combine each 2-hour option for the ultimate jungle ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies

From USD $64.99

Half-Day Dolphin Island Tour from Punta Cana

4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Have fun swimming with dolphins on this half-day tour from Punta Cana! Visit Dolphin Island, an area created in the open ocean to house dolphins in their ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.99

Punta Cana Combo Tour: Off-Road Buggy and Catamaran with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore land and sea in Punta Cana by off-road buggy and catamaran—all in one day! With this full-day combo tour, experience the adrenaline rush of driving a ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.99

Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour from Punta Cana

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Discover the rich history, natural landscapes and magnificent colonial architecture of Santo Domingo on a full-day sightseeing tour from Punta Cana. Travel by ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.99

Punta Cana Pirate Ship Cruise with Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy an interactive evening of swashbuckling fun on a pirate ship cruise from Punta Cana. Set sail with a pirate captain and crew as you and your family are ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.99

Dominican Republic Mega Truck Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 Reviews

Leave the urban centers of Punta Cana behind and visit the true Dominican Republic! Join a unique tour of the Dominican Republic on an Country Adventure Safari ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 9 - 10 hours

From USD $88.99

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