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 intrigued by the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will find two rental agencies that can help you. For more details about this topic, read this page, about bike and scooter rental options.


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 14 dive services and at least 12 interesting dive sites to choose from. If you're interested, find out more about diving in this area, can do so by clicking on this link.


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.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as suggested by the existence of 7 charter fishing services located in this area. For more in formation concerning deep sea fishing in this area, click here.


Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay

Avid 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. You can click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. To visit our guide to golf throughout the Dominican Republic, read this article.

Sailing and Boating

Pedrito Punta Cana

More information concerning local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water can be seen below.

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
Punta Cana Expert (849) 889-5892 Central Punta Cana
Weiler Caribbean Sea (829) 692-8468 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana

If you'd like to find out about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this article.


Shopping in Punta Cana

If there are some foks who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they're not totally out of luck -- more than 36 retail stores are located in this area. Click to view our guide to shopping in Punta Cana.


Another popular activity is enjoying the area's sights and natural environment. Anyone needing to get more information about area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.


Punta Cana Snorkeling

If you enjoy sightseeing underwater you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation in Punta Cana. To find out about other snorkeling opportunities, read this page.


Solaya Spa

Enjoying a spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 6 spas in this area. For more information about this specific topic, read this article about your options for visiting a spa in this area.


Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive

If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 27 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read more about 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 example, Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Information about some other activities are listed in the following chart.

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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