Activities in Punta Cana

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Punta Cana is not a large city by any means, but its location along the east coast of the Dominican Republic where some of the island's top beaches are set has helped to develop and establish it as a top resort destination.  The sandy shores and clear waters are what brings visitors in, but it is the wealth of available activities that keeps them busy.

Chances are, you'll plan your visit to Punta Cana around the beach, whether it be to sun and swim, parasail and jet ski, or get in some fishing, snorkeling, diving, or sailing.  There is also opportunity to arrange an adventure where you spend some time swimming with dolphins, sharks, or stingrays, and whale watching is a common occurrence.  

Other popular activities in Punta Cana are taking a helicopter tour, zip-lining, duty-free shopping, horseback riding, playing golf or tennis, and spending some time getting treated in the spa.  At night, you can stop by one of several casinos or nightclubs. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

Punta Cana might not be the most scooter or bicycle friendly destination in the Caribbean, but those not planning on going very far might find them the best option.

If you are considering exploring the area in the open air there is an agency that can help. Those wanting to obtain more information about this topic can do so by clicking here.

Diving

Punta Cana Diving

Punta Cana is a popular diving destination that offers sites at a variety of skill levels, meaning that even as you develop your abilities, Punta Cana will have something for you.

There are 10 dive services and at least 12 different dive sites to choose from. To navigate to our guide to diving in this area, click here.

Fishing

Island Marine Punta Cana

The tourist center of Punta Cana offers a variety of services for guests wanting to head out offshore for a day of fishing.

If you have some fishing fanatics vacationing with you, they're in luck -- there are 7 charter fishing services in this area. For a more thorough discussion of this topic, see this article about fishing in this area.

Golf

Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay

Plenty of golfers frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 10 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include Punta Espada Golf Club, The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course, and Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Simply click on the name of the course for detailed information about the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. Use this link to view our discussion of golf courses throughout the Dominican Republic.

Sailing and Boating

Pedrito Punta Cana

Look through this table for more information about area firms that will help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities In Punta Cana
Name Phone Location
Bebe Catamaran (809) 299-2668 Central Punta Cana
Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures (829) 305-2804 Bavaro
Ocean Adventures (809) 390-7418 10.6 mi. North of Central Punta Cana
Pedrito Punta Cana (829) 910-2398 Friusa, 11.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana
Pelicano Sport Excursions (809) 729-4242 13.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana
Weiler Caribbean Sea (829) 766-8470 11.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana

If you'd like to read about nearby marinas and charter operators use this link.

Shopping

Shopping in Punta Cana

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping vacationing with you, they're not totally out of luck -- more than 29 retailers operate in this area. To visit our complete guide to shopping in Punta Cana, use this link.

Sightseeing

Yet another popular activity is to soak in the area's sights and natural beauty. Click here to find our page concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

Details concerning a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be found right below.

Sightseeing Services In Punta Cana
Name Type Phone Location Island
Mike's Marina Land Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (829) 350-0179 2.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana Hispaniola

Snorkeling

Punta Cana Snorkeling

If exploring a watery world sounds fun there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Punta Cana. To visit our complete guide to local snorkeling opportunities, read this page.

Spas

Solaya Spa

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 5 spas that operate in this area. To get more information on the options, click here.

Tennis

Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 27 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. You can view the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Punta Cana
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Central Punta Cana 4 check
Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort Plao Bonito, 7.4 mi. North of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Occidental Grand Punta Cana 12.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Paradisus Punta Cana 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive 15.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Riu Palace Punta Cana 14.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Hotel Riu Taino 13.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection 14.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 3 check
Puntacana Resort & Club 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana 6 check check
Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino 11.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 6 check

For instance, Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Be sure to look at the table just below for more options. for information concerning one other option. for information concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Punta Cana
Name Type Phone Location
Bavaro Cinaemas Srl Movie Theater (809) 466-2067 Central Punta Cana
Dressel Divers Bavaro - Punta Cana Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 13.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana
Kukua Beach Club Recreational Organizations and Clubs (829) 943-8118 14.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana
Manati Park Amusement/Theme Park (809) 221-9444 Central Punta Cana
 

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