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How to Spend 3 Days in Punta Cana

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How to Spend 3 Days in Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic is known for its spectacular beaches, and the island paradise of Punta Cana is no exception. With three days, you can spend some time on the sand, enjoy Punta Cana’s legendary nightlife, and still have time to explore outside the resort. Here are some tips for how to plan the ultimate three days in Punta Cana.

Day 1: Beach Hopping
No trip to Punta Cana would be complete without a day at the beach, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one—Bavaro, El Cortecito, and Arena Gorda are all excellent options. While there’s nothing wrong with settling in on a beach lounger for the day, Punta Cana’s beaches offer loads of water sports and aquatic adventures for those looking for a more active vacation. Board a catamaran for a day of snorkeling and swimming in the warm Caribbean waters, soar over the beaches of Punta Cana on a parasailing adventure, or take a surfing lesson to polish your skills or catch your first wave. Break for lunch at one of the area’s many seaside restaurants, and in the evening, switch from beachwear to club wear to dance the night away at one of Punta Cana’s best nightclubs.

Day 2: Into the Wild
It can be hard to pull yourself away from the beaches of the Dominican Republic, but by doing so, you’ll be rewarded with a wide array of outdoor adventures to enjoy. Start your day with a sunrise hot-air-balloon flight high above the island, or if you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, opt for some horseback riding along a beach or the Punta Cana River. After lunch, hop behind the wheel of a 4WD vehicle or dune buggy to tour the Dominican countryside, or for a thrill, spend a few hours ziplining through the rain forest canopy. In the evening, watch the sunset over the Caribbean while sipping a tropical cocktail on a party boat ride. Stop for some dancing and drinks at a beach bar before heading back to your hotel.

Day 3: Island Exploration
For your last day, step out of the immediate confines of Punta Cana and embark on a tour of Santo Domingo, one of the oldest cities in the Americas. Steeped in history, Santo Domingo is a delectable blend of traditional and modern. Most itineraries include visits to Las Damas Street, the National Presidential Palace, and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the New World. Make the most of your day by booking a private tour with your own guide and driver; you’ll be able to see the sights you want and skip those you don’t. If you can’t get enough of the beach, hop aboard a boat for a day trip to a nearby island, such as Saona Island with its white-sand beaches or Catalina for diving and snorkeling. Back in Punta Cana, finish off your trip with some live entertainment at Coco Bongo, one of the area’s most popular stage shows.
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Punta Cana Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran TourSnorkeling

Punta Cana Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour

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Set sail on the crystal blue waters surrounding Punta Cana on this small-group experience that's limited to just 16 guests. Swim in a nature reserve, snorkel in the seas and enjoy drinks aboard your comfortable catamaran. Relax in one of the boat's hammocks and let the crew paper you with strong tropical cocktails. Anchor in a sandbar and enjoy beverages from a floating bar as part of this wonderful water experience.
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta CanaDay Trips

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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana, follow your local guide to view some 5th century colonial monuments, Las Damas Street and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the new world. Stop by the National Presidential Palace, get fantastic views of downtown and shop for souvenirs at the local markets. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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Punta Cana Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Float above Punta Cana and the Bavaro coast aboard a hot air balloon during this early-morning 1-hour excursion. At sunrise, climb into the basket of the colorful balloon with your expert pilot and soar high above the landscape of villages, grazing cattle and sugar plantations. View miles of white sand beaches, impressive resorts and the nearby city of Higuey. Finish your adventure with breakfast al fresco and a champagne toast after landing. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is provided.
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Zipline Adventure in Punta Cana

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Fly through the rain forest canopy on some of the Caribbean's longest ziplines. Traverse from platform to platform in the forest across 12 cables, set side by side so that you can zip with a partner. Expert adventure guides give a safety briefing and perform a full safety check before you fly. Along the way, look out for native flora and fauna in the tropical forest.
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta CanaDay Trips

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

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Cruise along the coast of the Dominican Republic to Catalina Island aboard the 'Paradise'. During this full-day tour led by PADI-certified divers, relax on Catalina Island's beaches and explore 'the Wall', the area's famous snorkeling site. Go ashore to enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch prepared beachside. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels is provided.
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Punta Cana River Horseback Riding and Zipline Tour

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Experience the beauty of Punta Cana on this incredible adventure that pairs horseback riding and ziplining for a day of adrenaline-pumping fun! Walk, trot, or gallop through some of Punta Cana’s most stunning scenery as you make your way along the Anamuya River. Then, soar through the treetops on an amazing zipline ride. This tour includes a typical Dominican meal, plus a tour of a coffee, vanilla, and cocoa plantation with samples, and a cigar-rolling activity.
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Xtreme Buggy The only original Dune Buggy experience in small groups

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Start your engines and prepare for some outdoor excitement on this Punta Cana Half-Day Dune Buggy Adventure! Zip across the Dominican countryside in a four-seat manual transmission dune buggy, over paved roads, farmland, beaches and plantations. This adrenaline-pumping experience is a chance to explore the real Dominican Republic!
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Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana

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Journey into the Caribbean on this full-day Catalina Island cruise. Stop at two different must-see dive sites and dip below the surface where you'll find stunning underwater worlds. This all-inclusive tour offers travelers the perfect mix of activity and relaxation, thanks to dive and snorkeling options, as well as sandy beaches, open bars and a Dominican feast prepared by a local chef.
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Macao Beach Surf Lessons

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Learn to surf from a professional during this adventure on the Dominican Republic's Macao Beach. This 3.5-hour activity is suitable for both experienced surfers who want some pointers and complete beginners, who will use a foam surfboard for added safety. Enjoy the personalized attention of your expert instructor, who only works with 2 students at a time. Snacks, bottled water and round-trip transportation from local hotels are included.
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Party Boat Cruise

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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.
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ORO Nightclub in Punta Cana

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Plan your vacation ahead of time with admission to the popular ORO Nightclub in Punta Cana. You can relax and focus on having fun knowing that admission, open bar, and round-trip transportation are all taken care of in advance. Hotel pickup and drop-off ensures safe, reliable, door-to-door service for you and your party.
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Coco Bongo Show and Disco

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Purchase tickets ahead of time for the Coco Bongo show and disco, a combination of disco, concert, and theater. Guarantee your admission to this popular attraction that features famous movie scenes, gymnasts, trapeze artists, and dancers. Choose between standard and VIP entrance ticket options with different bar packages to suit your taste and budget.
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