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.
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 a new environment with the wind in your face, there is an agency that can help. To get more information on bike and scooter rentals, use this link.
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 operators and at least 12 good dive sites to choose from. For more in formation concerning diving in this area, see this article.
The tourist center of Punta Cana offers a variety of services for guests wanting to head out offshore for a day of fishing.
Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 6 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Click this link to visit our article concerning this topic.
If you have some avid golfers traveling 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. To read a detailed article concerning the course all you have to do is click on the course name. Furthermore, you can make your way to this article if you want to discover additional details concerning golfing throughout Dominican Republic.
More information about local providers that will help you spend some time on the open water can be found here:
|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 find out about charter operators and local marinas read this page.
If you have some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they can "discover" some of the 41 retail shops in the area. Use this link to find our extended discussion of shopping in Punta Cana.
Sightseeing is also a good way to spend some of your vacation in Punta Cana. For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, go to this page.
If you enjoy snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Punta Cana. To learn about more snorkeling opportunities, click here.
Enjoying a spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 6 spas in this area. Navigate here to visit our page regarding this topic.
If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 28 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below highlights some key facts. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more about the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe||Central Punta Cana||4|
|Melia Caribe Tropical||Central Punta Cana||8|
|Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort||Plao Bonito, 7.4 mi. North of Central Punta Cana||2|
|Occidental Grand Punta Cana||12.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana||2|
|Paradisus Punta Cana||12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana||4|
|Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive||15.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana||2|
|Riu Palace Punta Cana||14.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana||4|
|Hotel Riu Taino||13.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana||4|
|Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection||14.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana||3|
|Puntacana Resort & Club||0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana||6|
For example, Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
View the following table for information about other activities.
|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|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||13.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana|
|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|
|Movie Theater||--||13.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana|
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