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 like the idea of sightseeing at your own pace, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help make it happen. To read about other bike and scooter rentals, navigate to this page.


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.

You'll find 15 dive services and at least 12 good dive sites to choose from. To reach our guide to diving opportunities in this area, check out this page.


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.

Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 7 charter operators in this area. For a more comprehensive look at fishing in the area use this link.


Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay

If you have some golf fanatics vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know 10 golf courses are located in this area. 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 course name for a detailed article concerning the course. For a more thorough discussion of this topic, navigate to this page, about golf courses throughout Dominican Republic.

Sailing and Boating

Pedrito Punta Cana

Take a minute to read the table just below for information concerning local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Punta Cana
Name Phone Location
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
Punta Cana Expert (849) 889-5892 Central Punta Cana
Weiler Caribbean Sea (829) 692-8468 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana

If you want to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators see this page.


Shopping in Punta Cana

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that more than 41 retailers operate in this area. To find out about opportunities for shopping in Punta Cana, visit this page.


Sightseeing is another great activity for anyone visiting Punta Cana. Click here to view our page about area sightseeing and attractions.


Punta Cana Snorkeling

If you enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Punta Cana. You can go to this page which is all about snorkeling if you want to learn additional details.


Solaya Spa

Going to a spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 6 spas in this area. To see our page about spas, see this page.


Melia Caribe Tropical

If you like playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 28 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read more details concerning 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
Melia Caribe Tropical Central Punta Cana 8 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

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

Other Activities

Information about some other activities are listed right below.

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
Gimnasio Despacio Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 13.1 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
Ocean Theater Movie Theater -- 13.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana

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