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Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

1. Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

After hotel pick-up from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel, arrive at the marina. Be welcomed aboard "Paradise" by the team with tropical refreshments. Your PADI-certified dive team will give health and safety procedures and a snorkeling briefing to ensure your experience is unforgettable but safe. Leave the marina and head for the east side of Catalina Island to the snorkel site "The Wall," catering to both novice and expert snorkelers. Life jackets are available here. During the journey, enjoy light refreshments and music. After approximately 30 minutes, arrive at the snorkel site and enjoy just under an hour of snorkeling. Expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility, and an amazing underwater ecosystem. After snorkeling, board the boat and head to the west side. On arrival, head to a private beach. There is a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments available. Snorkeling equipment is available at the bar so you can enjoy the snorkel sites near the beach. Lunch will be served at around 13:00. The Dominican feast will be prepared by a renowned local chef. Enjoy fresh lobster caught that morning (VIP package only), pork, chicken, salads, pasta, and local fruits. After lunch, the rest of the afternoon is free. Relax while listening to the waves breaking on the shore, snorkel in the clear turquoise waters, or enjoy the open bar. Finally, board the boat and arrive back at the marina at 4:00 PM. From there, board a bus back to your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel.

From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

2. From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

Take a trip back in time, where you will enjoy an interesting historical recount. Visit the most emblematic museums of the Dominican capital, with architectural designs dating from the time of the discovery of America. Comfortable air-conditioned buses will take you around during this full-day activity. A professional guide will share their knowledge about the history of European colonization in America. After hotel pick-up, head to 3 Eyes National Park, a complex of underground caves and lagoons initially inhabited by the Taino Indians. Next, set out to visit the Colonial Zone, the first permanent European settlement in America. Founded in 1502 by the Spanish colonizers, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the first Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón or the Palacio Virreinal de Don Diego. Get to know La Calle Las Damas, the first street on the island. Enjoy panoramic visits to the National Palace and the Columbus Lighthouse, a monument built in memory of Christopher Columbus and where his remains rest.

Bávaro: Speed Boat and Snorkeling Trip

3. Bávaro: Speed Boat and Snorkeling Trip

Enjoy an adventure in and out of the water on this special program that begins with a pick-up in the lobby of your hotel. You’re sure to feel the adrenaline pumping as you head out on a high-speed with a 30 horsepower engine, extreme ride around Bavaro. Experience theexcitement as you ride a 12-foot speedboat for 110 minutes through the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. At the first stop, you will enjoy the most beautiful landscape of the Caribbean in the spectacular natural pool of Bavaro with shallow and calm waters for a 25 minutes and then drive again until the next stop. After navigating the reef, slow down the pace a notch or two with some leisurely snorkeling along Punta Cana’s coral reef (25 minute stop). An abundance of colorful marine life and sparkling blue waters awaits. A guide will be present throughout the trip to ensure your safety and that you fully enjoy your experience.

Punta Cana: Group Catamaran Tour with Drinks and Snacks

4. Punta Cana: Group Catamaran Tour with Drinks and Snacks

Embark on a 3-hour group catamaran cruise from Punta Cana. Travel from Bávaro to Cabeza de Toro while listening to music. Be picked up from your hotel and taken to the boat. Board the boat and admire views of the blue water and coast. Stop at Cabeza de Toro for 40 minutes of snorkeling fun. Explore this rich underwater world before heading to Los Cocos beach. Relax on the beach or go for a swim. Have a tasty coconut while hanging out on the sand. Continue along the coast until you reach a natural pool, where you can take a dip in the refreshing water.

Punta Cana: Polaris 4x4 Tour and Waterfall Pool

5. Punta Cana: Polaris 4x4 Tour and Waterfall Pool

Experience an exciting tour full of adrenaline in an ATV Polaris. Ride through the jungle, swim at a cenote, and see the waterfall at Bavaro Adventure Park. Enjoy a safe adventure with the highest safety standards and staff who will guide and assist you throughout the journey. Your trip starts with a shared transfer directly from your hotel in Punta Cana, Bávaro, Cap Cana, or Uvero Alto. Gear up with all the necessary equipment and receive training before officially starting the adventure. With your newly acquired ATV know-how, embark into the jungle and visit an abandoned mine off-road track. Arrive at the Dominican village and get a taste of local village life. Continue the trip by heading to the scenic blue lagoon cenote for a refreshing swim. Dig into a flavorful Dominican lunch before relaxing in the Bavaro Adventure Park's waterfall pool.

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

6. From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Join a full-day experience leaving from Bávaro and Bayahibe through the new Autovía del Este. Walk in the cobblestoned historic core of Santo Domingo and visit the cathedral. Observe iconic spots like the Alcázar de Colón Palace, National Pantheon, and Los Tres Ojos. After arriving in Santo Domingo, head to your first stop, the open-air limestone cave and lakes of Los Tres Ojos. Continue the tour until you reach the Colón Lighthouse. Listen to its history and take photos of the view around you. Stroll around the coffee-lined Plaza de España and Colonial Zone. See the Alcázar de Colón palace, now one of the city’s many museums, displaying medieval and Renaissance art. Learn about the past and present of the oldest city in the Americas. Stop for a buffet lunch in a restaurant in the Colonial Zone. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Move on to the first street, Calle de Las Damas, and other colonial monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Take in a panoramic view of the modern city, residential areas, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy free time to take a walk around El Conde where you can see old buildings or go shopping.

Punta Cana: Caribbean Dune Buggy and Party Boat Combo Tour

7. Punta Cana: Caribbean Dune Buggy and Party Boat Combo Tour

Start your tour nice and early, ready for a day jam-packed full of adventure. From the ranch in Macao, you will go tearing through the remote farmland of northern Punta Cana, passing palm trees and tobacco plantations with the Oriental Mountain Range deep in the background. Get to enjoy a tour in an all terrain buggy for about 3-hours and 30-minutes. Once the activity is over, your personal transport will take you back to the hotel, where you can shower, have lunch and relax for a few hours before you start the rest of your adventure.  Around 2:20 PM in the afternoon, your air-conditioned bus will pick you up again at the lobby reception and will take you to the meeting point called Bibijagua Beach. Here, the staff will give you information about your safety before taking you on a majestic catamaran which will transport you to the snorkel barrier, complete with views of the dolphinarium and finally the natural pool (waist height). You will get to do all this whilst sampling local drinks at the bar, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Enjoy a fun instruction that will teach you some local dance moves. The sunset party boat in Punta Cana is ideal for visitors who would like to make the most of their afternoon enjoying the sunset by the natural pool with tropical music and an island style happy hour. With your friendly staff, you’ll dance the afternoon away! You will start by cruising along the coast of Bavaro Beach, taking in the scenery around you in the most ideal of settings. As an added bonus, you will get to have a shopping tour where cigars, souvenirs, rum, mamajuana and so much more, are readily available.

Punta Cana: Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

8. Punta Cana: Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

Enjoy a welcome drink before boarding a double-deck catamaran for this 3.5-hour excursion. Observe marine life through the boat's glass bottom on the way to the marine park. Snorkel around the reef with nurse sharks and stingrays. Enjoy sandwiches and a variety of drinks from the open bar while cruising along the Cabeza de Toro natural reserve. Sip a Coco Loco as you arrive at a natural swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. Hop off and relax in the waist-deep waters while you enjoy a cocktail from the floating bar. On the way back, join the crew for popular dances and enjoy breathtaking scenery, or relax and sunbathe on the top deck.

Punta Cana: Parasailing Tour

9. Punta Cana: Parasailing Tour

Parasailing in Punta Cana is an incredible adventure and one of the top things to do in Punta Cana. Viewing the coastline from 200 feet up in the air as you set sail is absolutely breathtaking. Parasailing is a simple and fun experience for all family members. You can do it alone, with your partner or up to 3 people at the same time. The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel and driven to Cabeza de Toro beach. You will then travel by boat with other people in the warm, blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. There you will wait a couple of minutes your turn to enjoy an exciting paragliding flight of 10 minutes duration. You will enjoy an incredible view along the entire coast of Bávaro-Puntacana. You do not need to have previous experience as an expert guide will accompany you to help you enjoy your wonderful flight experience. You will then return to the beach and be transported back to your hotel.

From Punta Cana: Catamaran Day Trip to Catalina Island

10. From Punta Cana: Catamaran Day Trip to Catalina Island

Explore the Dominican Caribbean on this day trip from Punta Cana. Transfer from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus and cruise to the island aboard a catamaran where there are two open bars that serve beer, rum and cocktails. Savor fresh Dominican food cooked on the island. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Punta Cana and sit back on the bus ride that includes free WIFI service. Board the custom-built sailing catamaran and soak up some sun on as you cruise to the snorkeling site known as 'the wall." Stop to explore the rich underwater world that is teeming with colorful marine life. Continue to the paradisiacal Catalina Island where a team will be waiting to welcome you on the white sand. Have three hours of free time to enjoy water activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, zayacking, peddle boating and water biking. Spend time chilling out on the beach with a drink from one of the two open bars or eat something from the delicious buffet. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Bávaro

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 33 reviews

I give it 5 stars because it was more than I expected and it’s good value for the money you pay. Although everything is on a hurry and you don’t have the time to really enjoy the city, it’s understandable, because it’s difficult to make everything in one day, including transport from and to Punta Cana. But you do get to see the main attractions and even enjoy a free lunch. On a downside, the English version of the guide is poor, you better do some research about the city beforehand, because the information you get from the guide is little and sometimes hard to understand.

Fantastic trip with lots to absorb, really well paced and feel like this day will be one to remember for many years. The guide offered valuable insights and we really felt like we got a taste of the Dominican lifestyle and culture. The sights were incredible, our Gopro stayed warm throughout the trip! Make sure that you leave some tips to the horseriding assistants, they work really hard! (and perhaps avoid making the mistake of bringing British pounds as they have never seen that before)...

Very nice day, suitable for a young toddler too. The bus ride takes a bit, but the time spent on the boat and the beach makes it worth. When having questions they are very responsive on WhatsApp.

Super fun tour, saw beautiful nature during the buggy tour and then concluded with a great party on the boat. Highly recommended! PS: bring a drink with you to the buggy tour!

Good evening the Excursion was very nice. But the transport from the hotel to the boats much less, too long ......