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  • Address: Plaza Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
  • Admission: Free

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Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) Tours

In Punta Cana, an idyllic resort town on the Dominican Republic’s east coast, all roads lead to Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro). Visitors flock to this beach not just for its aquamarine waters, white-sand strip, and coconut palm forest, but also for its abundance of fun—from water activities to watering holes.

The Basics
The roughly seven-mile (14-kilometer) stretch of Bavaro Beach offers much more than just sunbathing and sipping piña coladas—although these are excellent options. Take advantage of Bavaro’s popularity and ease of access by sailing the day away on a catamaran tour or booze cruise, snorkeling at offshore coral reefs, or parasailing or windsurfing over the crystal-clear water. Those looking to stay dry can opt for a dune buggy adventure along the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts, play a few rounds at a beachfront golf course, or take in the views from a helicopter tour over the Dominican Republic’s southeastern tip. Nearby attractions such as Macao Beach and Catalina Island make for easy and popular day tours from Bavaro as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bavaro Beach tends to attract large crowds, but its long expanse makes it easy to spread out.
  • Bavaro hosts the most visitor amenities, resorts, and restaurants of all the beaches in Punta Cana.
  • Most accommodations and services are located only a few blocks—at most—from the water.

How to Get There
Bavaro Beach is a 20-minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport; book an airport arrival transfer for peace of mind, or hop on a shuttle. Those arriving from Santo Domingo can choose to make the three-hour drive themselves, hire a local driver, or take a bus. Taxis within and around Bavaro are plentiful, and the beach itself is free and accessible to the public, although large portions are reserved for resort guests.

When to Get There
High season runs from December to March and from July to August, but to avoid the spring break and summer crowds, consider visiting between April and June or between September and December. Budget travelers will like Bavaro beach during these times due to the plentiful deals on accommodations and activities. Warm weather year-round means that the beach is always available.

Where to Stay
Luxury hotels and resorts flood the Punta Cana area, and Bavaro Beach is no exception. Opt for an all-inclusive resort for guaranteed entertainment in the form of night clubs, swimming pools, hot tubs, restaurants, and recreational facilities, all in the same place. Budget options such as vacation home rentals and B&Bs are ideal for those who want to experience local culture and explore all that the town of Bavaro has to offer.

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Private Punta Cana Booze Cruise, Punta Cana, null
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Private Punta Cana Booze Cruise

Get the party started during this Private Punta Cana Booze Cruise on a 52-foot double-decker catamaran boat including great snorkeling. On this booze cruise ...  Read more

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

From USD $1,749.99
Punta Cana Discovery Package: Dune Buggy Adventure and Catamaran Cruise, Punta Cana, Day Cruises
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Punta Cana Discovery Package: Dune Buggy Adventure and Catamaran Cruise

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Discover the Dominican countryside while driving a powerful all terrain off road Dune Boogie, where you'll go on an exploration adventure you will always ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $99.99
Four Adventures: Parasailing, Sharks and Stingray, Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling from Punta Cana, ... 
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Four Adventures: Parasailing, Sharks and Stingray, Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling from Punta Cana

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Experience the thrill of four adventures in one with this epic tour from Punta Cana. Relax and spend time aboard a double deck catamaran. Discover wonders of ...  Read more

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

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Private Catamaran: Reef Snorkel and Natural Swim Pool from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Parasailing
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Private Catamaran: Reef Snorkel and Natural Swim Pool from Punta Cana

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Spend an unforgettable day on the water during this private 4-hour Snorkel and Catamaran adventure from Punta Cana. A great option to unveil the true beauty of ...  Read more

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

From USD $699.00
Catamaran and Snorkel Tour of Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Catamaran and Snorkel Tour of Punta Cana

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Step aboard Dream Sail, a luxury catamaran for a 4 hour, exhilarating cruise along the Bavaro Beach, which is considered a natural treasure by the Dominican ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.00
Punta Cana Catamaran Cruise: Parasail and Snorkel, Punta Cana, Catamaran Cruises
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Punta Cana Catamaran Cruise: Parasail and Snorkel

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Surprise yourself in this combination of two great tours. While the clear water splashes your feet fly 500 feet high and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of ...  Read more

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

From USD $99.00
Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Catamaran Cruises
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Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana

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Enjoy an exciting helicopter tour from Punta Cana over the Dominican Republic’s southeastern beaches. As you soar through the air above this piece of ...  Read more

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

From USD $88.99
Punta Cana Party Catamaran Cruise, Punta Cana, Helicopter Tours
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Punta Cana Party Catamaran Cruise

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With the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore, embark on a world-class catamaran cruise in Punta Cana. Enjoy this great party, snacks and tropical ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.00
Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Bavaro, Punta Cana, Catamaran Cruises
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Bavaro

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Get out of the city and spend a relaxing day on the water during this 9-hour snorkeling tour of Catalina Island from Bavaro. See the most beautiful underwater ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Two Great Adventures: Parasail Experience and Shopping Tour from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Snorkeling
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Two Great Adventures: Parasail Experience and Shopping Tour from Punta Cana

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Enjoy a flight full of adrenaline and live one of the most exciting adventures of your life while in Punta Cana. Rise like the wind while the crystalline water ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.00

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