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Punta Cana: Buggies and Polaris Adventure Tour

1. Punta Cana: Buggies and Polaris Adventure Tour

Spark your adrenaline as you explore Punta Cana's countryside on an ATV or Polaris. Discover beautiful locations on the island like Macao Beach and the Cenote Taina on this family-friendly adventure. After meeting your driver and boarding your buggy, begin your action-packed adventure around Punta Cana. Forge your own route through the stunning countryside and the popular Macao Beach area. Visit a typical Dominican house and observe the production of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, and organic tobacco. Sample these local products before continuing to an impressive cave and cenote to relax in the crystal clear water. Retrace your path and head to the paradisiacal Macao Beach, recognized by UNESCO as one of the 10-best beaches in the world.

Punta Cana: Scenic Helicopter Flight

2. Punta Cana: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Enjoy a magnificent bird's-eye view of Punta Cana on a sightseeing helicopter flight. Your pilot-guide will introduce you to a breathtaking and unique side of the Caribbean.  The activity provider's team of professional pilots and staff will make your helicopter excursion an unforgettable adventure. Choose between a 10, 15, 20, 30, or 40-minute flight and enjoy a unique experience in Punta Cana: • 10-minute sightseeing tour: Explore the clear waters and white sandy beaches of Bavaro – Punta Cana. Fly over the beautiful surrounding areas of lush tropical vegetation, golf courses, and endless chains of hotel resorts along the fabulous coastline, making for a memorable experience. • 15-minute sightseeing tour: Discover the unspoiled beauty of Bavaro and Arena Gorda's white sands. Let your pilot fly you over dancing palm trees and the turquoise waters of these magnificent beaches. Enjoy the exciting view of a wrecked vessel like you have never experienced before. • 20-minute sightseeing tour: Extend the above tours to the shores of the spectacular Macao Beach, home to the most luxurious hotel resorts in the Bavaro-Punta Cana area.  This air tour allows you an eagle’s view of miles and miles of unspoiled beaches and soaring tropical palm trees swaying effortlessly to the rhythm of the breeze. Discover your tropical paradise from a new perspective. • 30-minute sightseeing tour: Embark on an unforgettable flight and enjoy a majestic view of the entire Bavaro area, experiencing the turquoise waters of Punta Cana from beginning to end – a journey that will take you from ecological Cabeza de Toro to the northeastern shores of beautiful Uvero Alto.  Come on board and get ready to experience the splendor of this region’s treasures. • 40-minute sightseeing tour: This is the most spectacular option. From the turquoise waters of Punta Cana to the untouched surroundings of Uvero Alto. See your vacation area from a different point of view — this is one adventure you should not miss.

Punta Cana: Ziplines Adventures & Monkeyland Entry

3. Punta Cana: Ziplines Adventures & Monkeyland Entry

Expert canopy guides will teach you all you need to know about ziplines and your equipment before you’re transferred to the Welcome Center, where a safety briefing will be conducted. When you reach the first platform, you’ll be ready to face the challenge of flying from one platform to the next. You’ll be safely attached to the double line cables, the longest of which spans 800 meters. The combined tour comprises 8 ziplines, including the 2 longest lines in the Caribbean that stretch across a 2-kilometer span in the mountains. Race your partner as you travel on side-by-side cables! This full-day (9-hour) trip also includes a visit to Monkeyland, where you can interact with the friendly squirrel monkeys. Nestled in the mountains of Anamuya, Monkeyland offers a chance to observe the monkeys in their natural environment. The monkeys have become totally trusting of humans in this 5-acre environment. They will climb down from the trees to sit on your shoulder and eat from your hand. Take note, though that they love anything shiny and will want to check out jewelry and sunglasses! Afterwards, on a visit to Coconut House, you’ll learn how coconuts become coconut oil and also have a chance to taste local organic products.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

4. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puna Cana or Bavaro. Enjoy the scenery on the transfer to Bayahibe beach, where you'll board either a catamaran or speedboat for the ride to Saona Island.   Saona Island is a 42-square-kilometer Caribbean gem off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Originally named "Adamanay" by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494. Find a seat on the deck and enjoy the sun and water on the way to the idyllic island of Saona. Make a short 20-minute stop at a large natural swimming pool for a quick swim. Once you arrive, enjoy free time to explore the island at your own pace, making this tour a great choice for independent travelers. Optional activities include volleyball and dance lessons, or you can simply relax on the provided lounge chairs and sip drinks from the open bar. Stroll down the white sand beach under the swaying palm trees to collect shells or go for a swim until it's time for the barbecue-style buffet lunch. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. After three hours on the island, be returned to your accommodation back on the mainland.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

5. 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.

Punta Cana: Coco Bongo Nightclub Experience with Transfer

6. Punta Cana: Coco Bongo Nightclub Experience with Transfer

Immerse yourself in a night full of music, confetti, special effects, light shows, and non-stop action in Coco Bongo. Choose from four options: Open Bar, Gold Member, Royal Service and Front Row. Depending on the option selected, you will enjoy different benefits throughout the night, such as national drinks, premium drinks and many more.  Coco Bongo is well-known for its glittering performances and music that’s sure to keep you on the dance floor. Once the lights are dimmed, the show truly gets started with glittering confetti falling from the sky and tribute acts taking to the stage, bringing the best of Madonna, Michael Jackson and Beyoncé. If you love the nightlife, dancing and tropical cocktails, then Coco Bongo Punta Cana is something you just have to experience.

Punta Cana: La Hacienda Park Pure InspirAction Ticket

7. Punta Cana: La Hacienda Park Pure InspirAction Ticket

Visit the expansive La Hacienda Park and enjoy a pickup at your hotel with this Pure InspirAction ticket. Soar over the jungle on speedy ziplines, enjoy a safari through Punta Cana, and feel the thrill of a quick jump. Begin your day with a ride to La Hacienda from your hotel. After arriving, jump into whichever of the many activities the park offers piques your fancy. Get an overview of the park by riding the chairlift. Marvel at stunning views of cane plantations, forests, mountains, and the ocean. Stay in the air on the 2km-long zipline course. Zip through 5 courses and reach a dizzying speed of 70 kph. If you prefer, take the plunge at the quick jump station. Experience a free-fall through the air and see beautiful scenery with a rush of adrenaline. Animal lovers can explore Punta Cana with a horseback ride. Hop on top of a calm Quarter Mile horse and trot through the forest, seeing the sights up close and personal. Continue discovering the area with a safari through a traditional town. Taste local food, see how coffee beans are dried, and enjoy a cup of coffee and hot cocoa. Discover the trees from which mangoes and soursop grow, species of flora that have been linked to life in the Caribbean since thousands of years ago. Cool off with a self-driven buggy ride through picturesque landscapes. Finish your buggy tour with a refreshing dive in a natural river. Before heading home, stop at the restaurant and enjoy a delicious variety of traditional Dominican dishes. Choose the Private VIP option to enjoy a private transfer from your hotel, access to La Hacienda, the services of a guide and a photographer, drinks and snacks, a lunch buffet, and digital photographs of your time at La Hacienda. The Standard Option includes a group transfer, a lunch buffet, and access to La Hacienda.

From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

8. 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. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus while a professional guide shares their knowledge about the history of European colonization in America. After your hotel pickup, 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.

Punta Cana: Polaris 4x4 Tour and Waterfall Pool

9. 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.

Punta Cana Area: Party Cruise with Parasailing and Open Bar

10. Punta Cana Area: Party Cruise with Parasailing and Open Bar

Join a boat trip packed full of fun water activities. Combine snorkeling and parasailing with a party cruise as you make your way to a natural pool in the middle of the ocean. One of the highlights of this experience is parasailing. Make the most of this experience and fly like a bird with a 360-degree view of the world beneath you. Drink in the fun party atmosphere on board and help yourself to free drinks from the open bar. Dive into the water and enjoy some swimming and snorkeling in an amazing natural pool in the ocean before heading back to land.

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What people are saying about Bávaro

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4.0 / 5

based on 1,219 reviews

Pick up at the hotel was on time and smooth! Super nice and cheerful driver. We booked the tour and had the catamaran all to ourselves (2 people). The crew on board was very nice and took great care of us! We saw a lot of fish while snorkeling and the snorkeling equipment was perfect! At the stop at the "natural pool" we were able to enjoy a drink or two with music in the shallow water. we would book the tour again at any time! Absolute recommendation!

Nice experience, the guide David was really nice and spoke different lenguajes, everyone in our group enjoy the time and we learning a lot about the history of the city

José Manuel and Rico made the experience that much more excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun activity while on vacation!

Absolutely beautiful, the only downside is that the camera used for the photos is not toptop otherwise the activity in general is top. I recommend

Fantastic tour, Christian the tour guide was excellent. Fantastic memories made.