When you think "Dominican Republic," picture beautiful warm weather, pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters and countless palm trees. Punta Cana beaches are all this and more, offering spectacular locales and ideal getaways for relaxed leisure seekers and water sports lovers alike.
Perhaps the most popular of the Punta Cana beaches, Bavaro is a town beach lined with small shops and dotted with luxurious all-inclusive holiday resorts. Other popular beaches worth a visit include Cabeza de Toro, Arena Gorda, El Cortecito, Uvero Alto, Macao and Cabo Engano down south.
Scuba-diving enthusiasts must be sure to visit Isla Catalina and Bavaro Beach, both of which feature fantastic coral reefs just offshore. Snorkelling is commonplace at all major beaches and most resorts allow guests to borrow equipment for free. Cruises, sailing expeditions and paragliding opportunities also present themselves in abundance and are relatively inexpensive. Deep-sea fishing is another exciting first for many tourists.
A short catamaran cruise takes you to Isla Saona which is ensconced in a national park and less frequented by tourists. El Cortecito features colorful galleries and quaint restaurants in a beach town setting. Arena Gorda (or the Fat Sand Beach) is one of the widest beaches with large sand slopes that are ideal for long barefoot walks, Frisbee and volleyball games. For those who fancy a game of golf, Cap Cana offers great greens to tee off on in addition to its popular beaches. All in all, Punta Cana is sure to mesmerize you and have you coming back for more.
Reply by Viator, April 2013
Doing what: Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island from Punta Cana
This trip was amazing. Beautiful water and beaches. I got a massage in the beach over looking the water (remember to wash the oil off after they are done or u will burn). The food was really good. I didn't trust the water they provided but the rum and beer got me through.
Long day. . .12hrs
nice trip.thank you
A true highlight of our entire vacation!