Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) Tours

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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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Address: Plaza Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
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Four Adventures: Parasailing, Sharks-rays and Snorkeling Cruise from Punta Cana

Experience the thrill of four adventures in one with this epic tour from Punta Cana. Relax aboard a double-decker catamaran, discover wonders of the sea, and enjoy close encounters with marine life. You'll snorkel in a spectacular barrier reef surrounded by tropical fish and experience the fun of an interactive marine show complete with sharks and stingrays. This popular tour option includes unlimited drinks on the best party boat around and is perfect for fun with family and friends. After you get a taste of life underwater, explore it from above with a thrilling parasail 500 feet above the surface of the water!
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Punta Cana Discovery Package: Dune Buggy Adventure and Catamaran Cruise

Ride a 4x4 buggy through the Dominican countryside, then board a catamaran to explore the azure waters during this 7-hour combination tour from Punta Cana. Stop at an country farm to see how chocolate, cinnamon and coffee are harvested and processed, then continue to the white sand Macao Beach. Board a double-Decker catamaran to cruise the turquoise waters offshore. Don the provided snorkel equipment and jump in to swim with schools of tropical fish. Please note: it is recommended to schedule these activities on two separate days.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Catamaran: Reef Snorkel and Natural Swim Pool from Punta Cana

Charter a catamaran to explore the coast off Punta Cana with your friends and family on this 4-hour private excursion. Dive off the boat to interact with gentle stingrays or snorkel alongside schools of tropical fish and magnificent coral reefs. Stop at the natural swimming pool to relax and take in the scenery. Sip domestic drinks from the open bar while listening to music, dancing and playing games with your group. Choose between two boats. Use of snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are provided.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Punta Cana Catamaran Cruise: Parasail and Snorkel

Parasail 500 feet (150 meters) high above the coast of Punta Cana, then go snorkeling off a party boat during this 5-hour boating excursion. Don a safety harness and ascend into the sky, getting panoramic views of the spectacular Dominican coastline. Then board a catamaran and set sail for a local snorkeling spot, diving in to swim with tropical fish among coral reefs. Sip drinks from the onboard open bar and stop at a natural swimming pool for a relaxing dip in the warm water. All equipment, snacks, drinks and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Catamaran and Snorkel Tour of Punta Cana

Journey into the stunning Caribbean aboard a luxury catamaran on this four-hour cruise along Bavaro Beach. Snorkel among tropical fish and take a dip in a natural pool. Relax on sandy shores and enjoy one of Dominican Republic's natural treasures. Choose from morning or afternoon departures to fit your schedule.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Bavaro

Explore one of Dominican Republic's most beautiful underwater worlds not his full-day Catalina Island snorkeling tour from Punta Cana. Travel from Bavaro to Catalina and take a dip in stunning turquoise waters. Enjoy strong drinks at a bar overlooking the ocean and a feast prepared by a local chef. Round trip hotel transport is included in this tour that leaves travelers feeling like VIP guests.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Helicopter Tour of Bávaro with Hotel Pickup

Get unparalleled views of the Punta Cana and Bavaro areas on this private helicopter tour for up to six people. With just your party and a dedicated pilot, you'll enjoy personalized attention and a tour tailored just for your. Choose your desired duration, between 10 and 40 minutes, during which you can ask your pilot as many questions as you like to learn all about the culture, history, and environment of the Dominican Republic.
  • Duration: 10 to 40 mins
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Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana

Get a bird’s-eye-view of one of Dominican Republic’s most-popular destinations on this Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana. You’ll soar over the country’s southeastern beaches and check out the spot where the stunning Caribbean Sea meets the cold Atlantic Ocean. Choose from a 10 to 40 minute experience, which includes Bavarao Beach, Bavaro Lagoon, Uvero Alto Beach or Macao Beach, depending on the duration of your tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Punta Cana Parasailing Adventure

Parasail over the Punta Cana/Bavaro coastline during this 40-minute activity departing from Punta Cana. Benefit from the expertise of experienced instructors and fly to heights between 100 and 250 feet (30 to 76 meters). Get breathtaking views of the beaches, turquoise waters and sprawling resorts that line the shore while tandem with a friend or on your own. Bring sunscreen, a bathing suit and a sense of adventure.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Half Day Snorkeling Catamaran Tour in Punta Cana

Enjoy the sights on land and water during this half-day catamaran sail along Bavaro Beach. Don provided fins, masks, and snorkels to dive in and explore the underwater world of one of the Dominican Republic's most vibrant reefs on a snorkel excursion. Enjoy Caribbean music and tropical drinks while sailing around Dolphin Island, stopping for a dip at the Natural Pool.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Punta Cana Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Get spectacular aerial views and photo ops of Punta Cana, Bavaro, and Macao Beach on this helicopter tour. This 2-hour adventure can accommodate up to six people, and includes round-trip transportation from your Punta Cana hotel. When booking, choose between of different amounts of flight time to fit your schedule and budget.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hrs
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Punta Cana Party Catamaran Cruise

Sail over the aquamarine waters off Punta Cana aboard a double-decker catamaran during this 3-hour excursion. Watch for dolphins playing in the waves off the bow of the ship as you cruise, and when the boat docks, hop off to explore the underwater world. Don the provided mask, fins and snorkel to swim with the tropical fish in and around the vibrant coral reefs. Back on board, get to know your friendly captain and crew while you munch on provided snacks and sip domestic drinks from the open bar. Stop at the natural pool in Bavaro for another cool dip before returning to your starting point. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Two Great Adventures: Parasail Tour and Shopping Experience from Punta Cana

Parasail above Punta Cana's aquamarine waters during this 1-hour adventure. Fly 500 feet (152 meters) in the air while securely strapped in to a safety harness. Get views of the sandy coastline, the expansive ocean and look out for marine life swimming below you. After your aerial adventure, go shopping at a local store featuring goods handmade in the Dominican Republic, perfect for souvenirs. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is provided.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Punta Cana Beaches Helicopter Tour

Experience Punta Cana from a whole new vantage point with a helicopter adventure above its resort-lined beaches and turquoise-colored sea. Take to the skies with an experience pilot for anywhere from 10- to 30-minutes, depending on which option you choose, and learn about the sights you're seeing as you go. Keep an eye out for frolicking dolphins and even sharks in the waters below, take in hard-to-reach jungle landscapes and possibly spot a shipwreck or two. Your tour includes round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
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Romantic Punta Cana Moonlight Beach Massage for Two

Book an evening of the ultimate relaxation and romance with a moonlit couples massage in Los Corales, Bavaro. Following a tour of the botanical garden, head to the beach for a spa setup under the stars. Enjoy a one-hour massage with your partner and complete your evening with a bottle of sparkling wine and basket of tropical fruit.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Bayahibe La Romana Discovery Full Day Tour

Tour a sugarcane field, where you ́ll see a traditional Trapiche and learn how we produce our delicious Dominican rum and roll the greatest cigars in the world. After horseback riding continue through the Eastern mountain range until we reach a typical home and stop to sample fresh organic coffee, cacao, and tropical fruits.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Party Boat Cruise with Snorkeling from Punta Cana

Watch the sunset from the water aboard this party boat cruise. Without a doubt, one of the most popular excursions in DR, this evening boat ride includes tropical cocktails, music, festive company and more. Dance the night away or spend some time at a nearby sandbar, where you'll mingle with other guests amid island vibes.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Half-Day Snorkel and Swim Catamaran Cruise from Punta Cana

Explore the waters around Punta Cana aboard a private catamaran during this half-day excursion. With up to twelve people, spend 4.5 hours on a spacious 37-foot (11-meter) boat relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. Sail to one of the area's best snorkeling spots to get a glimpse of the diverse underwater world. Sip drinks from the open bar on the way to a natural swimming pool, then groove to the onboard sound system on the way back to land. Round-trip hotel transportation is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Glass Bottom Boat, Snorkel and Amazing Barrier Reef Explorer from Punta Cana

Get a peek at the Dominican Republic's rich marine life without getting wet during this 3-hour excursion aboard a glass bottom boat. See clusters of colorful coral and schools of fish darting under you; opt to use the provided snorkeling gear for a more in-depth look. Learn about the marine flora and fauna from your local guides. Stop at a natural swimming pool for a dip and an opportunity to purchase drinks at the swim-up bar. Back on board the boat, toast your trip with some Mamajuana, the locals' favorite drink. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Punta Cana Malibu Party Charter with DJ

It’s a nonstop shindig once you board this Punta Cana Malibu party charter. Start with a snorkel session with a marine guide and a dip in a natural pool. When you climb back aboard the boat, you’re sure to have a blast with a well-known DJ Infiniti spinning the beats. Bartenders at the open bar hand out unlimited local and specialty drinks, while paparazzi are all on standby to capture a memento (own expense) of the outing.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Punta Cana Caribbean Party Cruise With Sharks and Stingray

This half-day party cruise combines several adventures including snorkeling,sharks and stingray Live an unforgettable experience for the day as you discover the underwater sea to the fullest with this excursion where you can meet the coast in a unique way whether you are snorkeling, or enjoying a party on the catamaran! This package combines several activities into one half-day party cruise which includes snorkeling, sharks and stingray.Relax yourself aboard a double-decker catamaran, discover wonders of the sea, and enjoy close encounters with marine life. You'll snorkel in a spectacular barrier reef surrounded by tropical fish and experience the fun of an interactive marine show complete with sharks and stingrays.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Fun Package Parasailing & Party Boat From Punta Cana

Get epic aerial views of the coast of Punta Cana and Bavaro without the cost of an air tour with this parasailing adventure. Combine that thrilling excursion with a relaxing party cruise along the coast with snorkeling, snacks, and drinks for the best of both worlds. Planning these two activities separately may be challenging, but this tour takes care of all the details for you.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Bounce Boat Booze Cruise in Punta Cana

Enjoy a party atmosphere and all-you-can-drink open bar on this fun-filled booze cruise from Punta Cana. Cruise along the coast aboard a 52-foot (16-meter) double-decker catamaran and drink, dance, and socialize with other partygoers. Opt to snorkel at a coral reef, visit the Dolphin Island Park sea aquarium, or sunbathe on the catamaran's deck. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Punta Cana.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Parasail Punta Cana

Soar through the skies and take in aerial views of tropical landscapes during this parasailing adventure from Punta Cana. Travel by speedboat into the waters along the coastline and get a bird's eye view of the turquoise waters and palm-lined beaches. Round-trip hotel transport, all necessary equipment and a friendly guide are included in this tour.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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