Top 5 things to do in Punta Cana
If you hear someone talking about the Dominican Republic, you can be sure that they will almost certainly have visited Punta Cana. This seaside town located in the east of the Dominican Republic is probably the most touristy area for Europeans, Russians and Americans. Punta Cana has beautiful beaches km and km long. All with beautiful swaying palm trees, a turquoise ocean and soft white sand. It’s not a bad prospect indeed! In any case, Punta Cana is above all a destination for all those people who want to spend their days on the beach together with lovely weather and the beautiful Caribbean atmosphere always in the background.
There are so many things to do in the Dominican Republic, and this beach paradise is a great place to start. With the natural beauty of fun and adventurous activities, each visit will ensure that you will stay as long as possible. Without further ado, here are my best things to do if you are on holiday in Punta Cana.
Get Relax On Bavaro Beach
With white sand and turquoise waters, you cannot resist to relax yourself in Bavaro Beach. Lay back and sunbathe or take a relaxing swim. It will be a pleasant discovery as well as a useful day to get away from stress or holiday activities, and have some time just for you.
Enjoy Sunset on Horse Riding
Have you ever wanted to watch the sunset on the beach while you’re on horseback? Well, here’s your chance. Do not miss this exceptional activity to do in Punta Cana. You can ride along the white sandy beaches, visit a ranch or enjoy the Dominican countryside and get to know the area directly from your local friendly guide who is always at your disposal.
Surf the Waves
If you love water, give yourself a chance. From professional places to beginner’s beaches, Punta Cana has great surfing for all levels. If you want to try something different, you can also practice stand up paddle board. If you’re not sure and need a little help, there are surf areas available where you can enjoy daily lessons, which will help you learn how to surf the waves. There are several surfboards to rent, so even if you’re new to the sector, you will not be bad at all.
Let you be fascinated by Saona Island
One of the most popular daily excursions from Punta Cana is to the island of Saona. After a journey of about an hour from Punta Cana, you will be accompanied on the island by a motorboat or a catamaran. From there, you will visit a natural pool (very shallow sea). In this area there are many starfish with which you can pose to have the perfect shot of the Caribbean that it will be viral on Instagram. Then you will concentrate on the real island. A beautiful sandy spot with palm trees and a tasty barbecue lunch to be enjoyed accompanied by free drinks. A paradise.
Look at the Nature at Los Haitises
This nature park is quite far from Punta Cana, but it is not to be missed for nature lovers. To get there from Punta Cana, the best thing is to take part in an organized tour. However, keep in mind that it is far enough and that you need a guide, a lunch and drinks anyway. Once you enter the park, you can take a look at the beautiful mangrove forests, the murals of the original inhabitants of the island and the beauty of nature that is within this national park.
Where to stay
The Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club comprises a total of 30 luxury beachfront rooms and villas decorated by the world-famous designer Oscar de la Renta. Discretion and privacy are combined with a sense of comfort and exclusivity, enabling the guests to relax and enjoy themselves in this haven of luxury, set in an environment of great natural beauty. Fabrics, floor and walls are light, some furniture hardwood and dark. Rooms can be air-conditioned or opened out. Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club offers guests personal service and is ideal for families, golfers and honeymooners. In addition it features a full-service Six Senses spa centre, 4 restaurants and 6 bars. A villa manager is on hand to help with guests’ needs and requirements. There is also a 24-hour reception service, a mini supermarket and a hairdressing salon.