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 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 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 operators and at least 12 good dive sites to choose from. For more in formation concerning diving in this area, see this article.


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.

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.


Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay

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.

Sailing and Boating

Pedrito Punta Cana

More information about local providers that will help you spend some time on the open water can be found here:

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 find out about charter operators and local marinas read this page.


Shopping in Punta Cana

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.


Punta Cana Snorkeling

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.


Melia Caribe Tropical

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.

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

View the following table for information about 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
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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