Things to See and Do While Staying at Riu Palace Punta Cana

The numerous activities on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic won't disappoint, but where to start? Properties like the Riu Palace Punta Cana will provide everything you need to have a blast in the surrounding coastal area. This destination offers vacationers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, ensuring you'll have no shortage of enjoyable activities to pick from during your trip.

With 3 swimming pools to choose from at Riu Palace Punta Cana, you shouldn't have any trouble grabbing a place to sunbathe. One of the bonuses is that this accommodation is located right next to the ocean, meaning that there will be plenty of options when it comes time to spend time in the water through the course of your stay. Plus, when it isn't too hot outside, the whirlpool here can feel particularly soothing.

For those who don't like breaking from their fitness routines, this property makes it easy to stay on track; a fitness facility is available on the grounds.


Tennis players will find an extra perk when staying at this property, since its tennis facilities — located on-site — allow guests to stay active and have fun, too. Guests will find 4 tennis courts on the property. An evening match on their lighted courts would be a nice alternative to hot daytime play.

To find more nearby tennis courts, you can compare Riu Palace Punta Cana to other tennis properties, like Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino and Melia Caribe Tropical.


Even though there isn't a golf course at Riu Palace Punta Cana, it may be possible to arrange for a tee time nearby. The area's golf courses are Punta Blanca Golf Course, Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, and Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club. Each is within a mile and a half and the closest of the bunch, Punta Blanca Golf Course, is just a meager hike off from the lodging, so it won't be hard to plan heading over for some rounds on the links. There are 18 total holes at this golf course. The course has a total length of 6706 yards, and it has been rated as a par 72. If you're considering reserving a tee time, you can reach the course at (809) 468-4734.


While staying on Hispaniola why not try out a new recreational sport? Riu Palace Punta Cana offers a number of different options, so you're sure to find an aquatic activity you enjoy, regardless of your taste. The bullets below names the watersports offered at Riu Palace Punta Cana:

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

Do you plan to bring the kids on vacation? You might be impressed with what's offered at Riu Palace Punta Cana, because it boasts a wonderful set of family-friendly amenities.

Kids will be especially pleased to find a playground on the property. It's a safe area for children to play and meet other guests their age while parents enjoy a bit of downtime. The location offers an organized kids' program, too. Some parents understand the value of a night sans their children. At this hotel they offer parents the chance to tour the Dominican Republic by themselves, since they offer a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Riu Palace Punta Cana offers live enterainment, so even when visitors stay "in" for the night they won't miss the chance to see some of the Dominican Republic's best performers. Typically, live entertainment is offered 7 days per week. Needless to say, the specifics can vary with the season. If you'd like to learn more about their on-property entertainment, call the front desk at (998) 881-4324.

Another reason to spend time at this vacation destination is their many bars, which provide the perfect excuse to explore all areas of the property.

Crave variety in your nighttime activities? You can visit some of the other accommodations in the area to find out what they have to offer, such as listed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Riu Palace Punta Cana with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
ClubHotel Riu Bambu 14.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Riu Bambuall Inclusive 14.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro 14.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 15 check
Riu Macao 14.0 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 11 check
Hotel Riu Taino 13.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 3 check
Riu Naiboa 13.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Iberostar Dominicana Hotel 13.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Iberostar Punta Cana 13.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive 15.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 9 check
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana 15.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 11 check
Iberostar Bavaro 13.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check

As luck would have it, this property has its own casino, so you might just find yourself on the game floor one evening. Also within a short distance of this hotel is another casino, this one found at Casino Riu Palace Macao. You will find Casino Riu Palace Macao only a short distance away from this lodging.


Not all sites in the Dominican Republic have a spa on the premises, but Riu Palace Punta Cana is one pleasant place that can provide their guests an effortless way to release stress and reflect on the area's beauty. This list provides some of the available services:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


The beauty salon on the property offers a convenient way to start looking and feeling your best for a formal dinner or a special night out.

Though there is plenty to do on the grounds of this property, vacationers who want to explore will not find a lack of exciting things to see and do on Hispaniola. Regardless of whether you're looking to relax on the beach or enjoy a couple of rounds on the golf course, you'll find plenty of other options for recreation in your immediate surroundings. Click on these links for information regarding riding a bike or moped, shopping, snorkeling, diving, fishing, sightseeing, and other activities you might enjoy.


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