Macao Beach, Punta Cana

Macao Beach, Punta Cana: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

From Punta Cana: Countryside Off-Road Buggy Adventure

3. From Punta Cana: Countryside Off-Road Buggy Adventure

Start with hotel pickup in Punta Cana. Once you arrive at the starting point, your guide will tell you about the safety and operation of the buggies. From the ranch in Macao, go on an off-road adventure through the remote farmland of northern Punta Cana, passing palm trees and tobacco plantations with the Oriental mountain range in the background. The narrow, secluded country roads offer a safe haven for deep pools of mud that you will splash through. Make the first stop at a quaint country ranch for an introduction to local produce like cocoa, coffee, tobacco and Mamajuana, a Dominican aphrodisiac elixir. Enjoy a tasting of local Dominican coffee and chocolate. Jump back into your buggy and enjoy the off-road panoramic views of farmlands and distant mountains. Next stop is at a hidden cenote cave with a deep natural swimming hole. Jump in, cool off, and wash off the mud in refreshing underground waters. Embark on the longest drive of the day towards the beautiful Macao Beach, where you will have some time to relax on the beautiful white sands, before returning to the starting point.

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

4. Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

Book a package tour in Punta Cana full of adrenaline, relaxation, beautiful scenery, and more. Experience a speedboat tour of the Caribbean sea with music and a bar on the first day. Next, take a buddy ride with a GoPro camera in the rural area followed by a visit to Macao Beach. Visit Soana Island in the Dominican Republic. Begin by hitting the Caribbean Sea on a speedboat, before slowly cruising your way back to the mainland on a spacious catamaran. Enjoy music and an open bar, allowing you to best enjoy your time away from Punta Cana. On the next day, prepare to start your engines at a secluded ranch in Macao. Fire up your buggy, which is equipped with a GoPro camera to record your adventure, before tearing through remote farmland. These narrow, secluded country roads offer a safe haven for deep pools of mud. Make 3 stops throughout your buggy tour. Visit a sleepy country plantation for an introduction to some of the Dominican Republic's most sought-after produce, before descending into a picturesque cenote replete with a subterranean river that is perfect for swimming. Take in Macao Beach, one of the best beaches in the coastal stretch of Punta Cana. Experience an idealistic Caribbean shore with amber sands, rows of coconut palms, and azure waters. At the conclusion of your experience, return to your accommodation in Punta Cana.

Punta Cana: One-on-One Surf Lesson on Macao Beach

5. Punta Cana: One-on-One Surf Lesson on Macao Beach

Discover the joy of surfing with this surfing lesson on the white sands and clear waters of the stunning Macao beach. Enjoy the convenience of a roundtrip transfer between your accommodation in Punta Cana.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Punta Cana. Sit back and take in the scenery on the drive to Macao beach. Hit the beach and start with a water safety briefing. Build up your confidences with dry land instruction and practice.  Put your new skills to the test as you immerse yourself in the turquoise waters. Ride the waves and practice your stroke. Progress quickly with easy-to-follow and practical instruction. Have all the equipment you need to surf including a rash guard. Book a surfing lesson that can be tailored to all skill levels. Return to your accommodation in Punta Cana at the end of your lesson. 

Punta Cana: Horseback Ride to Macao Beach

6. Punta Cana: Horseback Ride to Macao Beach

Join your experienced guides as you set out on your horse-riding adventure after a short safety briefing. Your journey begins with a taste of the local culture as you ride through a traditional village. Navigate a lush forest as you head towards Macao Beach where you'll ride along the sandy shores and admire the views before heading back to the ranch.

Punta Cana: ATV Off-Road Adventure

7. Punta Cana: ATV Off-Road Adventure

Start with pickup from your hotel in Punta Cana. Hop on your ATV and begin your off-road experience. Your guide will lead you through country roads and trails in northern Punta Cana. Stop at a typical Dominican home deep in the countryside, where you will sample some of the area's local produce, coffee, cocoa, and tobacco. Enjoy a shot of rich Dominican coffee and take a sip of the popular Mamajuana cocktail, a local elixir of rum, wine, and honey.  The second stop is at Taino Cave which has an underground water source. Take a dip in the fresh, cool waters or simply sit back an enjoy the view. The third stop will be at Macao Beach for some fun in the sun and sand. As an extra bonus, embark on a Shopping Tour with free round trip transportation. This is a service that is only available upon request.

Punta Cana: Plantation Visit, Mt. Redonda, & Beach Visit

8. Punta Cana: Plantation Visit, Mt. Redonda, & Beach Visit

Start your tour with a hotel pick-up and go over to the plantation in the community of El Caño. See coffee, cocoa, tobacco, sugarcane, and other crops. Learn about their cultivation and enjoy tastings. Next, visit Montaña Redonda, where you can take some amazing pictures and enjoy spectacular views from the top. Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch and some relaxing time at Lava Cama Beach. Relax in the sand and savor the tropical atmosphere among picturesque coconut trees. Take in the different blue tones of the water and go for a refreshing swim.

Dominican Countryside: Half-Day Tour

9. Dominican Countryside: Half-Day Tour

Ride in an impressive truck from your hotel to the Punta Cana area. During the drive, your guide will educate you about the city and the country. Visit a typical Dominican house, learn about when it was built and spend some time with the welcoming family that lives there. Visit the coffee and cacao plantations. This ecological stop will begin with a short walk through the plantations, where the vegetation is so abundant that the sunlight can barely penetrate. The guides will teach you about the history, culture and the fabrication process of numerous products. Taste organic products like chocolate, coffee and vanilla.  Visit a butterfly farm and find out about the evolution of different species. Finally, discover Macao Beach and enjoy the spectacular view. Learn how to boogie board or just take a refreshing splash in the turquoise waters.

Punta Cana: Half Day Safari and Cultural Experience

10. Punta Cana: Half Day Safari and Cultural Experience

Explore the 500-year-old city of Higuey, the capital city of the eastern La Altagracia province of the Dominican Republic. Higuey means Land of the Rising Sun in Arawak and was once controlled by a large Taino Indian kingdom who were eventually decimated by Spanish conquistadors. Visit the Basilica, a Roman Catholic cathedral housing the over 500 years old painting of the Altagracia Virgen brought here by Spanish missionaries. The cathedral's importance was solidified with Pope John Paul II's visit in 1992. Then, enjoy a traditional home-cooked buffet of rice and beans, meat, salad, plantains, sweets, and coffee. Experience this meal in rustic country surroundings, just the way it should be.  Next, head to Macao Beach, which is one of the most sought-after coastlines in Punta Cana. Macao's amber sands and azure waters attract beach goers and surfers alike. Only locals know Macao's value as a prime destination for fresh fish and lazy Sunday afternoons with friends. Now enjoy an hour of free time to wade in the Caribbean Ocean, recline on the beach's soft sands, or people watch while refreshments are served. 

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What people are saying about Macao Beach, Punta Cana

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 560 reviews

Very good experience, we discovered a lot of things about Dominican culture and the city of Higuey: Cigar making, cocoa, coffee, visit of a typical Dominican house, visit around a cathedral in the city of Higuey and visit of the Higuey market. It was a very comprehensive tour with our guides Gabriel and Junior.

Interesting tour through fields and small villages. There are stops at a farm and in a cave. There you have the opportunity to go swimming. The beach stop has been canceled due to the aftermath of the hurricane. It's still a lot of fun and you get to see some of the beautiful scenery. Value for money great!

The tour is awesome, so buggy driving. The people on the beach are a bit pushy.

Loved it lovely staff and super exciting highly recommend

Excellent trip and well organised, great value for money.