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What to Do in Punta Cana

The Beaches

Think of the Dominican Republic, and you're bound to think of its beaches. In Punta Cana, you'll find two of the most famous—Macao Beach (Playa Macao) and Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro). Both beaches offer stretches of white sand and aquamarine waters, making them tropical paradises. Macao Beach tends to have relaxed vibes, while Bavaro Beach is better for parasailing, windsurfing, or snorkeling.

Scape Park

Situated in the Dominican Republic's Cap Cana Resort, the Scape Park ecoadventure contains more than 240 acres of limestone and jungle, perfect for those looking to enjoy Punta Cana’s natural landscape. Here, you'll find stunning views, walks, a hidden cenote, caves, and a zipline. You'll also learn about history by viewing replica homes of the Indigenous Taíno people.

Coco Bongo

Looking to dance the night away during your tropical adventure in Punta Cana? Look no further than Coco Bongo Punta Cana. This discotheque features ten shows a night, showcasing everything from celebrity impersonators to trapeze artists. There is also an open bar available after you pay the entrance fee. With flashing nights, modern beats, and tropical cocktails, there's no place better than Coco Bongo to let your worries slip away.

What to See in Punta Cana

Isla Soana

Situated south of Punta Cana's mainland and accessible via a Catamaran tour, this island is a tropical paradise in the waiting. Isla Soana, the Dominican Republic's largest coastal island, has much in the way of white sands, palm trees, picturesque turquoise waters, vibrant wildlife, and colorful coral reefs. This island is perfect for a day trip away from the touristy areas of the mainland.

Hoyo Azul

The Hoyo Azul—or "Blue Hole”—is a natural phenomenon and a must-see in Punta Cana. This hidden cenote (sinkhole) contains swimmable crystal-clear blue waters. It is hidden at the bottom of a 250-foot limestone cliff and is accessible by a wooden walkway. Bring a bathing suit so you can swim in the water. We recommend visiting the Hoyo Azul early to avoid other travelers.

Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park

This natural reserve—formerly called the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve—was renamed for the twelve freshwater lagoons found in the area, which were thought to resemble eyes. Here, you'll find a plentiful variety of nature, including lagoons, mangroves, and diverse wildlife. The reserve can be toured on foot in either a guided or self-guided fashion. Make sure to swim inside the lagoons along the way.

Where to Stay in Punta Cana

Bavaro

Bavaro is undoubtedly the most popular area in Punta Cana, and we recommend that first-time travelers stay in this area. Containing 80% of Punta Cana's hotels and located just 15 minutes from the airport, you'll find much in the way of activities, restaurants, shops, and more here, all framed by the spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. It's a safe and friendly area, perfect for your tropical vacation.

Cap Cana

Located just south of the airport, Cap Cana is known for its more upscale vibe. You'll find fewer crowds here, lending the area a greater sense of privacy and exclusivity. There are many restaurants, bars, and shops along the waterfront in this area, as well as many natural wonders like coral reefs and caves.

El Cortecito

Located in the northeastern region of Bavaro, El Cortecito is recommended for travelers looking to visit Punta Cana on a budget. This more wallet-friendly area of the area has everything you'd want in a Dominican Republic vacation, whether it's white-sand beaches, azure waters, or colorful buildings. There is much relaxation to be had here, so what are you waiting for?

The Beaches

Think of the Dominican Republic, and you're bound to think of its beaches. In Punta Cana, you'll find two of the most famous—Macao Beach (Playa Macao) and Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro). Both beaches offer stretches of white sand and aquamarine waters, making them tropical paradises. Macao Beach tends to have relaxed vibes, while Bavaro Beach is better for parasailing, windsurfing, or snorkeling.

Scape Park

Situated in the Dominican Republic's Cap Cana Resort, the Scape Park ecoadventure contains more than 240 acres of limestone and jungle, perfect for those looking to enjoy Punta Cana’s natural landscape. Here, you'll find stunning views, walks, a hidden cenote, caves, and a zipline. You'll also learn about history by viewing replica homes of the Indigenous Taíno people.

Coco Bongo

Looking to dance the night away during your tropical adventure in Punta Cana? Look no further than Coco Bongo Punta Cana. This discotheque features ten shows a night, showcasing everything from celebrity impersonators to trapeze artists. There is also an open bar available after you pay the entrance fee. With flashing nights, modern beats, and tropical cocktails, there's no place better than Coco Bongo to let your worries slip away.

Isla Soana

Situated south of Punta Cana's mainland and accessible via a Catamaran tour, this island is a tropical paradise in the waiting. Isla Soana, the Dominican Republic's largest coastal island, has much in the way of white sands, palm trees, picturesque turquoise waters, vibrant wildlife, and colorful coral reefs. This island is perfect for a day trip away from the touristy areas of the mainland.

Hoyo Azul

The Hoyo Azul—or "Blue Hole”—is a natural phenomenon and a must-see in Punta Cana. This hidden cenote (sinkhole) contains swimmable crystal-clear blue waters. It is hidden at the bottom of a 250-foot limestone cliff and is accessible by a wooden walkway. Bring a bathing suit so you can swim in the water. We recommend visiting the Hoyo Azul early to avoid other travelers.

Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park

This natural reserve—formerly called the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve—was renamed for the twelve freshwater lagoons found in the area, which were thought to resemble eyes. Here, you'll find a plentiful variety of nature, including lagoons, mangroves, and diverse wildlife. The reserve can be toured on foot in either a guided or self-guided fashion. Make sure to swim inside the lagoons along the way.

Bavaro

Bavaro is undoubtedly the most popular area in Punta Cana, and we recommend that first-time travelers stay in this area. Containing 80% of Punta Cana's hotels and located just 15 minutes from the airport, you'll find much in the way of activities, restaurants, shops, and more here, all framed by the spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. It's a safe and friendly area, perfect for your tropical vacation.

Cap Cana

Located just south of the airport, Cap Cana is known for its more upscale vibe. You'll find fewer crowds here, lending the area a greater sense of privacy and exclusivity. There are many restaurants, bars, and shops along the waterfront in this area, as well as many natural wonders like coral reefs and caves.

El Cortecito

Located in the northeastern region of Bavaro, El Cortecito is recommended for travelers looking to visit Punta Cana on a budget. This more wallet-friendly area of the area has everything you'd want in a Dominican Republic vacation, whether it's white-sand beaches, azure waters, or colorful buildings. There is much relaxation to be had here, so what are you waiting for?

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