Travel Tip Tuesday: The Top 11 Excursions in Punta Cana

In concert with this month’s Destination of the Month, Dominican Republic, we’ll explore, in no particular order, the top excursions in one of it’s famous locales – Punta Cana.

  1. Manati Park

    Manati Park

    A glimpse into the ancient world of the Taino Indians and marine adventure are rolled into one at this jungle theme park. Walk through a reconstructed Indian village and watch a riveting musical and dance performance. The park’s marine theme includes a chance to swim with the dolphins. There’s an equestrian show with costumed horse handlers, and other wildlife programs scheduled daily.

  2. Dolphin Island Park


    Located between the beach and coral barrier of Bávaro, Dolphin Island Park takes visitors swimming with the delicate and graceful sea animals in the midst of their natural habitat. Trained professionals boat visitors out to a platform where they can snorkel, swim and take pictures with dolphins, sharks, stingrays and sea lions.

  3. Marinarium Marine Park


    Swimming with the sharks and stingrays might seem like a Fear Factor moment, but these wet and wild activities are part of the optional excursions offered at the marine park. Other highlights include a snorkeling sightseeing cruise along the coast of Cabeza de Toro and Bavaro. Cruises are half-day and include a buffet lunch and drinks.

  4. Inland Safaris


    Drive your own 4×4 Jeep through the sugar plantations, local villages, mountains, eucalyptus jungles, and rivers. Witness a cockfight and ride horses through the soft breeze on the tour’s isolated beach. Cross valleys, meadows and mountains, sugar cane, cocoa and banana plantations, tasting tropical fruits, and meet a typical Dominican family.

  5. Zip Lines


    Fly over the jungle in the Anamuya Forest or book the other Punta Cana zipline adventure at Scape Park in the Cap Cana residential and touristic development.

  6. Caribbean Buccaneer Adventure


    The tour starts out with a visit to a pirate village interacting with the buccaneers before setting sail. There is time for arm wrestling, lifting cannon balls, and learning pirate slang. Tourists then board the Hispaniola, a replica of a 16th century galleon. The ship takes tourists to Shark Island in the middle of the sea for a Caribbean feast under the stars. The excursion is for all the family.

  7. SUP Surfing & Snorkeling


    Learn how to SUP (Stand Up Paddle) on the blue waters of Tortuga Bay. Starting out from Playa Blanca in the Puntacana Resort & Club, head out to the reefs and coral gardens of Punta Cana beach. These tours may include a visit to the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation park for a stroll through the natural forest and a swim in the magnificent clear freshwater lagoons.

  8. Horseback Riding


    Ride along our magnificent Macao Beach. Rediscover yourself in the midst of this immense forest while connecting with your family.

  9. Speedboats


    Imagine you are James Bond and enjoy the sea and sun in two-person speedboats. Cruise along the Bávaro coast to experience the coral reefs and discover many different forms of colorful marine life.

  10. Four Wheels & Buggy Trails


    Make your own way along the Macao beach on your powerful all terrain vehicles. Take photos and enjoy a walk and swim at this stunning beach.

  11. Fun Fun Cave


    A handful of local operators take outdoor enthusiasts on a hard-hat tour inside one of the country’s biggest cave systems. The fun begins by rappelling down into the cave once known as La Cueva del Diablo (Cave of the Devil). Depending on the water level of the subterranean river, tours might include a brief dip, but the highlight is seeing the limestone stalagmites and stalactites, and learning about the ancient petroglyphs left by the Taino Indians.

If you need any help deciding which excursions to do, we’re always happy to assist you in finding what you want to explore in Punta Cana.

Happy Travels!

[SOURCE: Go Dominican Republic]

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