Punta Cana Beaches (Costa del Coco)

By Viator, March 2015

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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.

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Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island from Punta Cana

4.5 star rating: Recommended 188 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 $93.99
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Marinarium Shark and Ray Experience

4 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Discover the beauty of the underwater world as you snorkel and swim along the biggest coral reefs of Punta Cana, making friends with the giant sting rays and ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.99

Punta Cana Reef Explorer: Power Snorkeling, Paddleboarding and Kayaking

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Spend your morning or afternoon power snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking or sunbathing on this half-day tour to Punta Cana's Reef Explorer, a large floating ...  Read more

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

From USD $138.99

Cap Cana Snorkel and Party Cruise from Punta Cana

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Spend a leisurely afternoon aboard a catamaran on this 2.5-hour snorkel and party cruise. Depart from the swanky marina of Cap Cana, one of the most exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.99

Private Kitesurfing Lessons in Punta Cana

Learn to kitesurf while vacationing in Punta Cana, at a private resort in Bavaro. Enjoy personalized attention from your private instructor and learn how to ...  Read more

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

From USD $349.99

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