Adventures in Punta Cana
Discover the ultimate of adventures at this gateway to the paradise in the Caribbean. With the stunningly beautiful white beaches, the huge selection activities that you can enjoy, there is no end to the fun things to do in Punta Cana, now is time for a new adventure.
Punta Cana is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the Caribbean, where everything has been organized for your enjoyment.
Punta Cana is a tropical paradise that everyone should know. If you are thinking of traveling to Punta Cana take a look at our blog, we have put together a list of the various attractions, excursions and adventures that you can safely enjoy, it may be helpful when planning your trip.
Hoyo Azul Cave Adventure
In this adventure you’ll hike through pristine tropical forests until you reach the mouth of the cave. No need for rappelling as Eco-friendly staircases lead you into the cave’s further reaches.
You will go through the vast underground network of chambers and tunnels with ancient cave formations that lie beneath, and also will have the opportunity to admire bats in the depths of the cave, Taino Indian petroglyphs, wild flowers and plants as well as amazing scenery of all kinds.
Hoyo Azul is a a natural pool, with crystal clear blue water, formed at the base of a giant cliff. Jump in and enjoy this impossibly beautiful, azure lagoon.
For more information of how to get to Hoyo Azul you can visit the following places:
Swim with Dolphins
You can have a fantastic dolphin experience in Punta Cana, and the best part is that you don’t have to be an expert swimmer to participate in this adventure, most of this excursions have created a program which suits everyone regardless of their level of comfort in the water.
In this adventure the dolphin takes you for a ride that at the end will become your dream. Dolphins are extremely intelligent and playful mammals of the sea. You have the special opportunity to interact with Dolphins, this adventure will be like no other.
We have put together the following list of places where you can have a dolphin experience in Punta Cana:
Punta Cana invites you to discover the wonders of the reef and the marine life. In Punta Cana you can spend the day snorkeling and observing tropical fishes at Caribbean coral reefs at different locations.
Snorkeling in Punta Cana is something that virtually everyone can enjoy, helping to make Punta Cana snorkeling so rewarding is the Punta Cana Reef, which is the longest reef found anywhere off the Dominican Republic coast. In addition to spotting coral on the Punta Cana Reef, you’ll also see various tropical fishes while snorkeling, and if you want to further explore the underwater realms, you can always consider trying some scuba diving as well.
Punta Cana is a Divers Paradise for its stunning marine life. Here you can also explore “Penon” and “Rebuén,” two of the most vivid reefs in the Dominican Republic where divers will encounter a plethora of exotic fish in addition to turtles, sting rays and blow fish.
Most of the guided excursions that involve snorkeling in Punta Cana will last a few hours, and if you don’t already have snorkeling equipment, it will be provided for you. You can also bring your waterproof camera so you can take some shots of the coral and the different fish that you see. The clarity of the water off the Punta Cana coast makes for good visibility, so you can get some really nice shots.
You can go to marinarium or Seapro Divers for more information about snorkeling adventures in Punta Cana.
Scape Park at Cap Cana
Scape Park is located just in the heart of Cap Cana and bellow the dramatic Farallon cliff, which sits 265 feet above sea level.
Scape Park promotes all the touristic, sports, cultural and entertainment activities in Cap Cana. With its flora and peculiar fauna this park makes Cap Cana one of the Dominican Republic’s most versatile tourist destinations.
Cap Cana’s natural resources and extent makes it possible for Scape Park to offer all kinds of attractions for every taste.
For more information about Scape Park please click here.
Enjoy the coast of Punta Cana aboard a catamaran, this sailing adventure is one of the most relaxing excursions found in Punta Cana.
The catamaran tours passes along the Punta Cana coastline with splendid views of local’s hotels, white sands and swaying palm trees.
When sailing in a catamaran you can make a stop any time you want for snorkeling, observe the coral reef up close and enjoy personal views of numerous tropical fish, also you could have the opportunity to visit several undeveloped beaches in the area where you can have your own private day at the beach.
For mor information about Catamaran Excursions in Punta Cana you can visit Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures, Punta Cana Tours and/or Marinarium Excursions
Jeep Safari Adventure
With extraordinary landscapes, rivers, beaches and nature, Jeep Safari is a fun, adventurous way to explore and enjoy real Dominican way of life, mixed with family-friendly outdoor activities.
Visit the Dominican Republic’s rugged outback in the only excursion where you drive a real Jeep, this is one of the adventures that you have to do at least once in a lifetime.
Taking a combination of dirt and partially paved roads, you’ll journey deep into the rural countryside where you’re sure to see livestock, fisherman, and plenty of locals just enjoying their daily lives. You will have the opportunity to visit local towns and see how the rural environment is in the Dominican Republic.
For more information on how to enjoy a Jeep Safari you can visit between others: Just Safari, Punta Cana Tours and/or Colonial Tours
Riding on horseback is a unique way to experience the beauty of Punta Cana. See what the Dominican countryside is really like. Ride along the fresh waters of the river or along the beach, and observe the stunning scenery that not every tourist in Punta Cana have the chance to enjoy.
Going to the countryside is an excellent opportunity to meet locals or just enjoy the peace and quiet landscape of the Dominican Republic.
While vacationing in Punta Cana you can experience an adventure, with horseback riding, as you pass through many villages and enjoy sample fresh fruits, coffee, cocoa and much more.
In Punta Cana you can even enjoy a romantic horseback ride along the beach since there are many operators that offer this service.
for more information about riding on horseback in Punta Cana you can visit Punta Cana Tours, Horseplay Punta Cana and/or Rancho Punta Cana
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve
This ecological park covers over 6 sq km of protected coastal and inland habitat and is home to some 100 bird species, 27 of which are indigenous species native only to the Dominican Republic, 160 insect species and 500 plant species. There is a lush 30-hectare portion of the reserve with 11 freshwater lagoons all fed by an underground river that flows into the ocean.
The visitor center of the park has a great collection of insects that was compiled by entomology students from Harvard, and interesting maps and photos of the area.
The park is operated by the Puntacana Ecological Foundation, a nonprofit foundation created in 1994 that works to protect the area’s ecosystems and to promote sustainable tourism and hotel practices.
Nearly 4 hectares of the reserve are dedicated to the Center for Sustainability, a joint project with Cornell and other American universities to survey and study native plants, birds and insects.
The Ecological Park display numerous exhibits describing the cultural and natural history of the island. Visitors can visit a petting zoo with many domesticated animals common in the Dominican Republic since colonial times, a sugarcane exhibit, an iguana habitat and many other attractions.
For other visitors interested in visiting the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, please visit the Ecological Excursions page for more information.