A holiday in Punta Cana guarantees warm weather and cloudless skies, coupled with gorgeous white-sands and turquoise waters. Aside from admiring the view, what other activities does Punta Cana have to offer? Take a look at our top things to do in Punta Cana to find out!
Horseback riding through the Punta Cana River
It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran rider or a beginner, seeing Punta Cana on horseback is an experience you won’t forget! You’ll be far away from the resort crowds as you ride along a secluded beach on a hand-picked horse which is chosen for you by your guide after assessing your experience. Whether you want to trot, canter or gallop along beach soaking up the atmosphere, the choice is all yours! This is a family-friendly activity and is the perfect opportunity to get up-close to native wildlife with an informative, friendly and professional guide.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie and struggling to think what to do in Punta Cana, then look no further as Punta Canta has 12 ziplines, including the two longest lines in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean with the longest one being 800 metres. Don’t worry if you haven’t done it before, there’ll be expert guides on hand who will teach you all you need to know about how to work the equipment and what to expect on your ride. You can race your friend as you zipline side-by-side through the jungle and even enjoy exotic fruit after!
Monkey Land Safari
Venture into the mountains of Anamuya and you’ll discover Monkey Land Safari – this is arguably one of the best things to do in Punta Cana. It’s a great chance for the whole family to get up close and personal with some wildlife in the country all while enjoying spectacular views of the countryside. You’ll begin your tour by entering the beautiful botanical garden, where you’ll have the chance to learn about the local plant and flower species of Anamuya: from here you have the chance to interact with friendly squirrel monkeys that have been trained by a Canadian couple with 35 years of experience!
Dune buggy adventure
Climb aboard a dune buggy and experience a fantastic Punta Cana excursion. You’ll be briefed by the experienced guide to be taught how to navigate the buggy and then you’ll be on your way in no time! You’ll have the chance to explore colourful houses, neighbouring farmland and undeveloped beach areas on this half-day guided tour. You’ll even have the opportunity to stop off and enjoy some authentic Dominican Republic coffee and continue past plantain plantations and palm trees and even have the chance to take a dip at an undeveloped beach before you return!
Relax on world-renowned beaches
Of course, a must-do while you’re in Punta Cana is relaxing on one of the many stunning beaches; they are some of the best in the Caribbean and without a doubt the best in the Dominican Republic. Expect huge coconut palm trees lining the shore and beautiful white sand to sink your toes in. There are eight glorious beaches where you can go and take a dip in the warm, turquoise waters. It’s worth noting that most of these beaches are already owned by resorts and hotels, which makes public access to the beach difficult if you aren’t staying there.
There are so many attractions in Punta Cana that you’ll find yourself planning your next trip before you’ve even finished your first. What’s your favourite thing to do in Punta Cana? Let us know in the comments or get in touch on our Facebook or Twitter!