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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.
The Dominican Republic is known for its spectacular beaches, and Punta Cana is no exception. If the beach isn’t enough to keep you busy, here are some other interesting things to do while vacationing in Punta Cana.
Check into one of the many all-inclusive beach front resorts for the best value and quickest access to the beach. Young or old, there’s plenty to keep everyone busy at Punta Cana beaches like Bavaro, El Cortecito and Arena Gorda.
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.
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.
Point of the white canes, Punta Cana is a luxury resort destination full of wide white sand beaches, impeccably manicured golf courses, and a balmy Caribbean breeze. Growing in popularity since the 1970s, Punta Cana is a favorite getaway of the jet-setters and those looking for the dreamy island escapes of the Caribbean without having to go the extra miles to get to the Lesser Antilles. An added bonus – there are a lot of amenities in the Dominican Republic that aren’t found on neighboring, smaller islands. Case in point, the number of outdoor activities that surround Punta Cana are astounding. Part of what makes a trip exciting is getting out there and exploring it all – and here are some of the best day trips from Punta Cana.
Puerto Plata, or “Port of Silver” was discovered by Columbus way back in 1502, but has only recently become popular as more and more tourists have begun to discover it since the 1980s.
Visitors have an ample choice of both water and land tours starting with the off-road Monster Truck Safari through coffee plantations and the Outback Safari through sugarcane fields to the Santiago and Jarabacoa Falls tour which includes a visit to a cigar factory. Puerto Plata also offers multiple opportunities to cruise the Atlantic Ocean, usually with a full-course meal served on board. Popular among a host of afternoon and evening cruises is the catamaran cruise to the bay of Sosua.
What’s a visit to Puerto Plata without a day spent at its world class beaches? Sosua and Playa Dorada are known for their sun-kissed white sands and turquoise waters. They are also the heart of many fun-filled activities like paragliding, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba-diving.
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Zip through the beautiful countryside in a manual transmission dune buggy! Departing from Punta Cana, you’ll travel past colorful houses and across the breathtaking landscape of banana plantations and farmland.
Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Dominican Republic Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in the Dominican Republic.