Punta Cana offers its visitors a wide variety of excursions.
Thanks to the variety of places that we can find on the island we've found the best activities to do and have fun in this place.
Top activities and excursions in Punta Cana
We present our list with the best 5 excursions in Punta Cana in order to have an unforgettable vacation.
Excursion to Isla Saona in Catamaran
This is the most popular excursion in Punta Cana that lets you know Isla Saona, one of the largest in the Dominican Republic.
It is characterized by having paradisiacal beaches with crystal clear waters, white sand, and coral reefs. Other attractions of Saona Island is that it has several archaeological sites, mangroves, caves of the Taíno culture and coastal lagoons.
This excursion is usually done on a full day, that is, on a day.
This tour in Punta Cana starts from the moment the visitor is picked up at the hotel, which is done by bus until arriving at the Port of Bayahibe. Leaving there on a catamaran bound for the famous Saona Island.
Most tours to Isla Saona include a visit to one of the best beaches on this island known as Canto de Playa, as well as the Natural Pool where you can observe marine biodiversity.
Excursion to Samana
There are many tours in Punta Cana that promote ecotourism, being the Samana excursion one of the main ones.
This tour makes visits to a waterfall of approximately 30 meters, which is known as the Limón Waterfall, as well as the Cayo Levantado Beaches.
The best months to make the excursion to Samana are January and March, where you can see the humpback whales that give a beautiful show since they reach the shores of this peninsula to reproduce.
To complete the tour to Samaná, a full day is required, since being found a long distance from Punta Cana, the means of transport commonly used are private light aircraft or the boat.
Specifically, in this excursion that we propose, the trip is by boat, from where you can enjoy spectacular views.
Helicopter ride through Punta Cana
The helicopter ride is one of the most exciting tours in Punta Cana, as it flies over the beautiful beaches that are located southwest of the Dominican Republic.
From the heights, people who hire this tour can enjoy spectacular views. The duration can be between 10 to 40 minutes approximately.
This walk has different routes. Some include flying over Bavaro Beach, as well as Bavaro Lagoon, Macao Beach and Uvero Alto Beach.
Swimming with dolphins
Swimming with dolphins is one of the activities in Punta Cana that no tourist should miss.
This excursion includes the transfer from the hotel to the Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana. In this place, you can enjoy a tropical paradise with crystal clear waters and a pleasant atmosphere.
You can observe the natural behavior of dolphins, which are found in a dolphinarium that is set in the Caribbean Sea. Coaches will guide people on how they can interact with dolphins safely.
This experience lasts approximately 40 to 60 minutes, which depends on the selected plan. There are three types of plans to interact with dolphins.
The first has a duration of 40 minutes that includes some activities with dolphins, another 50 minutes and a last 60 minutes.
This activity is not recommended for women who are pregnant, due to safety reasons. However, the use of the life jacket is mandatory and the use of mobile phones and cameras in the water is also prohibited.
Excursion to Los Haitises National Park
This is an activity that is essential to carry out since it is the place that served as a refuge for the Taínos Indians during the 16th century, the most important town on the island.
There you can visit the caves and observe the original pictographs of this indigenous community.
This is the most beautiful park in the Dominican Republic, where you can enjoy nature, as it has very varied vegetation and different types of birds. It also has a mangrove of great beauty where the singing of birds is heard.
The tour to this natural park includes a visit to its 3 main caves and 2 mangroves to observe the birds.
In addition, you can also have a drink on a beach located in this park and enjoy lunch by the sea.
Punta Cana buggy tour
The buggy tour is one of the best excursions in Punta Cana to enjoy the adventure, where wild trails are traveled in 4 × 4 vehicles.
It is a very fun route since the buggy crosses obstacles, beach sands, puddles, and mounds.
It also includes a visit to Macao Beach where you visit a ranch where Dominican tobacco is made and there is a coffee grind.
Another point of interest that is enjoyed on this tour is to visit a spectacular crystal clear water cave.