Things to See and Do While Staying at Barceló Bávaro Beach

During your time on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic, there are a number of activities you can include on your itinerary. The Barceló Bávaro Beach will provide everything you need to have a blast in their vibrant beachfront location. This location offers vacationers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, which means you will have plenty of enjoyable activities to enjoy during your vacation.

This property has 5 swimming pools, so everyone will find more places to lounge, and more room to swim. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is also situated right next to the sea, so there are a lot of ways to play in the water during your stay. Of course, you can also ease into the property's whirlpool, especially after a lot of walking around the city.

If you're worried about finding a gym to use while in the Dominican Republic, this destination has you covered; there is an on-site workout facility for health-conscious guests.


Those of you who play tennis should definitely consider staying at this location, since the tennis facilities — located on-site — allow guests to stay active and have fun, too. Guests probably won't have any trouble claiming a court, considering there are 8 courts on-site. Plus, the lighted courts here give guests the opportunity to play at night, when schedules are more relaxed.

Where else can you stay and play on-site tennis? You can browse other tennis properties, like Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino and Melia Caribe Tropical.


Although Barceló Bávaro Beach does not have a golf course, the on-site staff may be able to assist you in scheduling a tee time nearby. The area's golf courses are The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course, Catalonia Bavaro Resort Cabeza de Toro, and Cocotal Golf and Country Club. All of them are within four miles and the most proximate of the collection, The Lakes Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course, is only a short distance away from the property, so it won't be troublesome to plan on stopping in for a few rounds of golf. You can play 18 holes at this course. This par 72 course has a total length of 6655 yards. For golfers who want to learn more, the course can be contacted at (809) 686-5797 ext. 1835.


The hotel features an Olympic-size swimming pool, for those looking to get in some exercise. For those looking to get out on the sea, the hotel offers an array of water sport equipment, including basic catamarans, windsurfing boards, snorkeling masks, kayaks, and more.

A vacation to Hispaniola can be a good time to try out a new recreational sport. There are several options available, so you are sure to find an aquatic activity you enjoy, regardless of your skills. This list indicates which watersports are available at Barceló Bávaro Beach:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Watercraft
  • Water Skiing

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on your vacation, you should seriously consider staying at Barceló Bávaro Beach, as it is stocked full of family-friendly amenities.

This vacation destination does have a game room, where both kids and grown-ups can pass hours of downtime. There's a playground on the property too, where even the littlest guests can have some afternoon fun. Barceló Bávaro Beach offers an organized children's program too, so kids can enjoy some fun activities of their own. Many parents understand the rarity of some time spent without children. At this hotel they allow parents a chance to explore alone, since they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of the most anticipated activities at the accommodation is their live entertainment, which proves that staying in for the evening can be as thrilling as a night on the town. Entertainment at this property is hosted about 7 days per week. Needless to say, the schedule may vary. If you'd like to find out more about the entertainment schedule, call the resort at (800) 227-2356.

Plus, at this destination you'll also find several different bars, so guests can choose from among their favorite settings and types of cocktails.

Nearby accommodations that offer an alternative to your lodging's nightlife options are listed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Barceló Bávaro Beach with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Central Punta Cana 13 check
Melia Caribe Tropical Central Punta Cana 14 check
Paradisus Palma Real Resort 10.2 mi. North of Central Punta Cana 9 check
Secrets Royal Beach 10.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 14 check
Tropical Sueno Resort and Spa Club All-inclusive 10.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana -- --
Tropical Orquidea Club All-inclusive 10.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 3 check
Barcelo Dominican Beach All Inclusive 11.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 8 check
whala!bavaro 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana -- --
El Cortecito Inn 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana -- --
Carabela Bavaro 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana -- --
The Royal Suites Turquesa Adult Only All Inclusive Resort 11.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 12 check
Natura Park Beach Ecoresorts Central Punta Cana 6 check

Feeling lucky? You can also pay a visit to the casino on-site, so it's as easy as ever to "stay in" for the night, without sacrificing fun and excitement. Also located nearby is another casino, found at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Casino. You can find Barcelo Bavaro Palace Casino just a small distance away from this lodging.


Not every property in the Dominican Republic can boast a spa as one of their amenities, but Barceló Bávaro Beach is one of the few in the area that can provide its visitors a convenient place where they can release tension and renew their bodies. This list provides a sample of the available spa services:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Spa Facility
  • Whirlpool


Horseback riding is another activity that this site offers. This pastime is very popular with visitors, especially since the Dominican Republic provides such a beautiful backdrop.

Barceló Bávaro Beach also has shuffleboard. This pleasant outdoor activity is a good way to meet other guests or spark a little competition.

You can also start a game of croquet at the croquet court. Though it's not an easy sport to master, beginners will enjoy giving it a try.

The beauty salon on the property will allow you to beautify yourself before a formal dinner or a special night out.

Even though there's a lot of activities on the grounds of this property, visitors hoping to get out 'n' about will not find a lack of exciting recreational opportunities on Hispaniola. Whether you would rather spend time on the beach or enjoy a round or two of golf, you can encounter lots of other opportunities for recreation nearby. Check out these articles to learn more regarding snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, sightseeing, and other activities you might enjoy.


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