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Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) Tours

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Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro)
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.


Address: Plaza Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Admission: Free
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Four Adventures: Parasailing, Snorkeling Cruise, Sharks & Rays 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
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Luxury Snorkel Cruise:Coral Reef & Natural Swimming 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
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Punta Cana Catamaran Party Boat with Water Slide and Open Bar

Enjoy views of the Dominican Republic's east coast aboard a catamaran cruise from Punta Cana. Relax on board the boat and sip drinks from the open bar or take a turn on the water slide. Slip on provided snorkeling gear for a guided snorkeling tour of some of the area's best reefs at Cabeza de Toro. Snacks and fresh fruit provided.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Punta Cana Shark & Rays Encounter, Snorkel, Natural Pool by Glass Bottom Boat

Get a window into the Caribbean's underwater world without getting your feet wet during this 3-hour glass-bottom boat tour. Listen to music and sip drinks from the open bar as you journey, stopping to visit a natural pool. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Half Day Tour: Parasailing & Snorkeling Cruise from Punta Cana

Parasail 500 feet (150 meters) high above the coast of Punta Cana, then go snorkeling off a party boat during this 4-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: 5 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Punta Cana Private Catamaran & Party Boat with Water Slide and Open Bar

Charter a party boat for your own personal cruise around Punta Cana. Step on board to meet a staff whose job is to cater to you and your party, then set sail along the coast for views, swimming, and snorkeling. Hit the open bar for unlimited drinks and zoom down the gated water slide into the aqua sea. Included hotel transfers make for a seamless experience.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Hennessy Cruise Only Adult Hip-Hop Party Boat

This exclusive, private and Only Adults party boat cruise is  only for people who love Hip Hop and R&B music and drink Henny & Ciroc while enjoying an exciting cruise under the tropical sun! We will cruise along the Punta Cana coastline with splendid views of locals hotels, white sands and swaying palm trees! Our live Dj will play your favorite hits because you'll choose the playlist for your tour!A minimum of 12 people is required to arrange a tour
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Private Punta Cana Half Day Trip: Snorkeling Cruise-Swimming Pool & Virgen Beach

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
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Pirate Adventure Show & Party!

Our Ship is the only one in Dominican Republic that includes a pirate show and a party boat aboard at the same time. The fun experience is guarantee! For the entire family.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Deep Sea Fishing in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Whether you are searching for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo or Yellow fin Tuna, our team will do everything for you to provide the best deep sea fishing experience. Guides know the best spots to fish and will assist you in getting the best fishing time possible.All of our Charter excursions are Trolling. Trolling involves pulling lures or rigged dead bait behind the charter boat at different speeds depending on the species of fish targeted. Trolling is the main method for deep sea fish species, boat is in constant move, in order to cover more area and find better locations; in general, chances of catching a variety of fish are much bigger than with other techniques.Punta Cana is the perfect place for your next deep sea fishing adventure. You can eat your catch in the beach restaurant at an extra cost, and of course – friends & family can join you! Doesn’t matter if you are new or experienced fisherman, with us you will experience great adventure!
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Catamaran Booze Cruise: Snorkel, Natural Pool & Typical Dominican Food

SINGLES, COUPLES & GROUPS (The system allows to Book 15 at a time) All can explore the beautiful coast of Punta Cana on this safe route. Immerse yourself and take the warm sun of all Punta Cana in a spacious catamaran of 2 levels. Enjoy the practice of snorkeling with the beautiful tropical fish, the magnificent coral reefs and the immensity of other beautiful marine species, always with the supervision of our professional guides. Go through the natural pool to relax and while the sand caresses your feet, enjoy the scenery. Take national drinks at the open bar while listening to music, dancing, relax and play with your friends in a unique atmosphere, different from the other local catamarans & our services are guaranteed 100 percent.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • 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
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Bayahibe La Romana Discovery Full Day Tour

Learn how Dominican rum is made from cane to cup on this tour of a sugarcane field from Bavaria. Not only do you see a traditional sugarcane mill, but you also learn how cigars are rolled. Then, take a horseback ride through the mountains to reach a typical village where you stop to sample fresh coffee, cacao, and tropical fruits.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Snorkeling Glass Bottom Boat & Natural pool- Sharks & Stingrays 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: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 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
  • Duration: 15 minutes
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Private Party Boat with Snorkeling in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Ready to enjoy a private booze cruise with your family and friends? Pleasant Tours offers the best service for your group, and you get the boat for yourselves. We take care of all the details, including picking you up from your hotel and escorting you directly to our boat where your fun trip begins. Spend your afternoon floating along the beautiful coast of Punta Cana, enjoying cocktails, music, and snorkeling!When we arrive at the natural pool, we anchor the boat so you can snorkel in our famous Caribbean waters, the ultimate highlight of your trip. The natural pool is one of the most scenic, popular destinations near Punta Cana, and you will marvel at its beauty and incredible snorkeling. Look for exotic coral and fish species.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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CATAMARAN - PARASAILING - DIVING FOR BEGGINERS

It combines all of our adventures in a half day. Live an unforgettable experience; discover the sky and sea to the fullest with this excursion where you can meet the coast of Bavaro in a unique way; snorkeling, diving, parasailing and catamaran party, the best combination !.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cayo Levantado the Bacardi Island Full Day Tour

Set sail to a paradisal island aboard a luxury catamaran on this tour to Cayo Levantado from Bavaro. Unlimited rum and soft drinks on board the catamaran make for a festive ride, and free time upon arrival lets you enjoy the picture-perfect beach your way. Dig into an included lunch buffet before returning back to Bavaro.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Snorkeling Party Boat and Natural Pool in Punta Cana (Half Day)

This is a great snorkeling trip to enjoy with the family with fun animation on board. Half day tour availble everyday.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Speed Boats & Snorkeling with Natural Pool in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Feel the adrenaline of driving your own speed boat along the coastline of Bavaro Beach and discover the underwater marine life and all of its fabulous treasures! and finally enjoy the sand bar natural pool before you head back to the resort.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Caribbean Speed Boat with Snorkeling and Natural Pool

We do not only sell speed boat but quality on our each product, beside that you will have the chance to feel the adrenaline while you drive this magnific speed boat..
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Horseback Riding on the Beach in Punta Cana (One Hour)

Amble along Punta Cana's shoreline on horseback during this outdoor adventure tour. All instruction and equipment will be provided, so even beginners can enjoy the experience. The guide will remain with you the entire time to ensure your safety and comfort as well as provide commentary. Take the chance to hop off the horse and go for a swim if you wish.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Half Day Catamaran & Snorkeling

Our Sailing Cruise is perfect if you love great music, friendly people, delicious tropical rum cocktails and a great party under the tropical sun! An awesome catamaran passes along the Punta Cana coastline with splendid views of locals’ hotels, white sands and swaying palm trees.The catamarans bar is well stocked with an endless supply of traditional Dominican drinks such as rum, mamajuana, local Presidente beer (drinks are included and UNLIMITED), fresh fruit and nachos are also provided while the DJ will have the catamaran rocking with great music. Whether you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy or just a fun time for the two of you, your Catamaran tour is sure to be a memorable highlight during your stay, here, in Punta Cana. Sailing along the pristine waters of Bavaro, you’ll enjoy a fun filled day of sailing, snorkeling, and a visit to our unique natural pool.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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