Top 7 Things to do in Punta Cana
In the Dominican Republic, there lies a gem named Punta Cana, a beautiful and diverse location that tourists will appreciate very well the secluded beaches, the numerous activities suited for tourists and complete peace and enjoyment in discovering the excitement of new activities. There is a wide natural scenery and span of breathtaking beauty with various cultural experiences that make the entire experience a combination of cultural. Here are some things that should definitely make it to the checklist when visiting this magical place.
Within the heart of the Cap Cana resort, there lies a beautifully nature themed park that allows the tourist to simultaneously experience the beauty of the theme which is combined with adventure and adrenaline. The space expands up to one million square meters with a topography that majorly uses limestone to create the view along with other landforms that may appear strange to the eye at first. The most spectacular sight among all these views belongs to the Farallon, a cliff that is over 100 meters high and along a coastline of 800 meters. It provides a pleasing backdrop and background to all of the activities and adventures within the park. You can feel your heart in your throat when you zipline across the cliff, explore the old and antique caves with cultural insights, swim leisurely in the underground caves, jump around the various zip lines and use the splash hammocks to your heart’s content. To calm down after these activities, you can always go walking along the beach, go snorkeling in the deep and tropical waters and utilize the facilities of the vibrant beach club. All the major hotels located around Punta Cana, Bayahibe and Bavaro provide the necessary transportation to this site that promises to engage you to the fullest.
The Jeep Safari tour
There is no better way to intake Punta Cana to the fullest without indulging in a jeep safari tour, off the well-trodden path and through every visible spot that promises an entirely new experience. The natural scenic beauty requires the muted registering of every aspect, building up to the beautiful image that eventually builds up in your head. The trip begins with a scenic ride to the Macao beach, which turns into a slow ride through the natural beauty of rice and sugarcane fields. Every nature enthusiast will truly enjoy the beauty of different types of flowers and plants, as well as the multitude of colorful butterflies. For the coffee lovers, the larger garden promises views of the growth process of coffee and cocoa, where the beans are dried in the old manner. The tour continues for you to enjoy the Horseplay Ranch which also has facilities for ziplining across and get a beautiful aerial view through treetops and the Dominican Oriental mountain. Get yourself on a horse and experience the thrills of horse riding before proceeding to a ranch and getting an eyeful of the cigar production process; experience the majestic feel of Dominican cigars, followed by an unwinding session at the Macao beach with the beautiful and scenic coastline and enjoy a typical Dominican meal.
Marinarium snorkeling cruise
This is a half-day tour that encompasses an experience of witnessing the breathtaking view of the ocean floor through the bottom of a glass boat while indulging in the color, diversity and the vibrant sea life along the coastline. The Marinarium is a marine oasis within the middle of the ocean where you get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with stingrays and nurse sharks. The ‘Toro’ section of Punta Cana has blue waters, an open bar and endless snacks on board along with some local music to complete the ambience.
Rancho Capote’s Fun-Fun cave
Let this begin with a warning – this spot is for those who are in to hardcore adventures and live for the constant pounding heart beat. This adventure spot is renowned for constant testing of one’s physical abilities and the ease of the individual in getting down and dirty. There is mandatory horse riding required to reach the cave entrance with the guide’s assistance and previously provided equipment. This cave belongs to the Haitises National Park, an extension of mangrove forests, thought-to-be pirate hideouts and also the ancient home of Taino Indians who once resided there before Columbus discovered America. The walls have petroglyphs carved on the walls, stalactites and stalagmites in beautiful shapes and forms along with long corridors artfully built.
Bavaro Splash speedboats
Race through the Caribbean waters on your very own speed boat and feel the wind in your hair and water on your face. If you’re below 18 years, you might be left out of the experience of driving your own, but you can definitely experience the same rush of adrenaline while on the passenger seat. Get introduced to the wonderful and innovative concept of SNUBA diving – a combination of snorkeling and diving to explore the ocean floor and with a 20 feet long oxygen hose that allows you to free with the depth you choose.
Isla Saona day tour
Saona is an island of the Dominican Republic with many splendid beaches and perfect weather all year around. Get yourself acquainted with the starfish, swim in the beach, play sports like volleyball while eating traditional meals.
Super Truck safari
This tour takes you through the Higuey region’s cane fields where you can meet the local communities and interact with the children. Make sure to spare sight for the most famous church, home to patron saint Our Lady of La Altagracia. Expose yourselves to rural ranches with plush crops of cocoa, tobacco and coffee while familiarizing yourself with the production process. Don’t miss out on the alcoholic beverage ‘mamajuana’, locally considered a strong aphrodisiac. There are also plenty of options available for horseback riding, as at all other locations in Punta Cana. Don’t forget Cayo Levantado’, also known as the Bacardi island, for the open bar in the midst of the cool sands.