Best Places to Visit in Punta Cana
When you book your all inclusive resort vacation in Punta Cana, everything you need will be onsite, right at your fingertips! But what about the adventures to be had beyond your property? Consider taking a day (or more!) to explore nearby sites and areas among the striking scenery of the Dominican Republic. Your resort will be waiting to welcome you back after a thrilling day offsite.
Learn about these best places to visit in Punta Cana and see what they have in store for you:
- Blue Hole (Hoyo Azul)
- Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park Reserve
- Canopy Adventures Zip Line Tours
- Macao Beach
- La Hacienda Park
- Dolphin Explorer
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Located in Scape Park, Cap Cana, travelers of all ages will be blown away by the jaw-dropping beauty of Blue Hole (or Hoyo Azul). Book a guided tour and venture out to this natural hidden pool for a swim in its crystal-clear waters that stand out in a vibrant shade of blue. It might be a little cold at first, but you’ll feel refreshed and reenergized after a few days under the hot Dominican sun!
Since Blue Hole is part of Scape Park, guests can partake in other activities too, such as a catamaran cruise, horseback riding, safari-style expedition, cave exploring, and more! Each attraction is priced separately, or you can choose a package deal to include two or three different interests for less. Plus, free pick-up is offered from all hotels in the Bavaro-Punta Cana area!
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve
Explore the all-natural wonders that lie within the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve. This privately owned area of subtropical forest is home to a number of freshwater lagoons, some of which are open for swimming.
There are different trails throughout the land for walking, plus visitors will find attractions such as a petting zoo, iguana habitat, sugarcane exhibit, and more.
Whether you’re a couple, family, or group of friends, you’ll enjoy spending time together while discovering the Dominican Republic’s exotic landscape!
Canopy Adventures Zip Line Tours
Soar high above the trees for a rush of adrenaline at Canopy Adventures Zip Line Tours! You’ll enjoy a guided scenic tour through lush greenery and vegetation before arriving to the top of the mountain where the fun awaits.
Zip line through a sea of green with the Canopy Adventure excursion, priced at $80 per person, or fly up to 40 miles per hour on the Extreme Swing, priced at $90 per person. Both activities include training and demonstration, safety equipment, and fresh fruit and soft drinks. It’s a great experience for all age groups to witness Punta Cana’s countryside!
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What’s a vacation to Punta Cana without time spent on a stretch of beautiful white sand? Macao Beach is a great location open to the public where visitors will enjoy looking out onto the sea while relaxing under swaying palm trees. The crystal-clear waters are swimmable and sometimes generate waves that are great for bodysurfing or boogie boarding. Whenever you’re hungry or in need of a refreshing drink, the beach bar offers satisfying meals and beverages to complete your experience!
If you’re not renting a car during your trip, you can arrange to have a taxi bring you to Macao; however, there is parking available if you do have your own car. A few amazing all inclusive resorts located less than five miles away include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Occidental Caribe, Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa, and Riu Republica, so you’re only minutes away from the beauty of this Punta Cana beach!
La Hacienda Park
Travelers of all ages will find an adventure at every turn when they visit La Hacienda Park. Hills, rivers, and views of the sea create memorable backdrops as you go exploring on a safari, buggy ride, or horseback.
For an added thrill, you can go zip lining to see the area from a different perspective that will be just as stunning. If you prefer something a little more low-key, the chairlift is a relaxing way to see the same vibrant scenery so you don’t miss the chance to take in some breathtaking views!
Open year-round, a visit to La Hacienda Park costs $99 per person, but includes excursions as well as delicious Dominican food. They even have a supervised Kids Club offering special programs so young children can have as much fun as the rest of the family!
Spend a day at Dolphin Explorer to get an up close and personal experience with friendly marine life! Pricing starts at $35 for adults and $25 for children, but is based on which program(s) you participate in; you can’t go wrong no matter which you choose.
Guests can go for a swim with dolphins, pet a shark, hold a stingray, or splash around with a fur seal. If you can’t get enough of the animals, you can also witness sea lions or tropical birds put on a show. Plus, the Dolphin Cruiser catamaran ride will take you through bright Caribbean waters so you can soak in more of the area’s natural beauty. Dolphin Explorer makes for a great family outing that the kids will be talking about long after it’s over!
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