The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular beach destination in the world. While there are many places to explore in the DR, Punta Cana certainly takes the cake for being a promising outdoor destination. There are a plethora of activities you can take part in, from being lazy on the sun kissed beaches to snorkeling in Punta Cana. There is no end to the things you can do in this action packed location.
What makes Punta Cana so favorable among travelers is its versatility. Its wide range of activities are suited to all kinds of people, depending upon their individual requirements.
Here are some of the fun things that you must do while in Punta Cana.
Manati Park is a jungle themed park that is designed to take its visitors down the ancient world of Taino Indians. There are also plenty of aquatic adventures to keep the kids in you entertained. You can swim with the dolphins or witness some fine quality equestrian shows at the park.
Many people come to Punta Cana to see its delicate dolphins. The Dolphin Island Park, formed between the beach and coral reefs of Bávaro, takes you in the middle of their natural habitat. This is where you can get up close with these graceful creatures swimming leisurely underwater. You can snorkel, swim or take pictures with the sharks. Make it as adventurous as you like!
You can also rent one of the 4x4s and power through Punta Cana’s villages, mountains, sugar plantations and rivers! One of the most enjoyable spectacles is to see a cockfight and take a ride atop one of the horses. You will also get to tour the secluded beaches, sampling freshest tropical fruits and do lots more with your family.
To satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you, you can also zip line from Anamuya Forest. There is plenty of zip lining across Punta Cana, suitable to all kinds of adventure levels.
Have you ever been to a pirate village? Punta Cana allows its visitors to interact with the pirates before they set sail into the sea. You can get a glimpse of a buccaneer’s life, learn their slang, arm wrestle and do lots more aboard the pirate ship. The highlight of the trip is a 16th century galleon called Hispaniola that transports you to Shark Island where you can enjoy some lip smacking food under the blanket of millions of stars.
How can you miss surfing when in Punta Cana? Don’t worry if you are a novice surfer or a pro. Your day starts with Playa Beach and visit the famous reefs of the Punta Cana beach. You can choose to stroll in Punta Cana Ecological Foundation’s nature trail or swim in its freshwater lagoons.
It is very to easy to find your kind of adventure in Punta Cana, making it an outdoor destination for slow and fast paced travelers alike.