An article about the best things to do and see in Punta Cana including Bavaro Beach, El Limon Waterfall, Manatee Park and more.
A simple internet search for the Dominican Republic will have you stumbling on pictures of breathtaking tropical views of Punta Cana with its white sand, jewel-toned waters, and mangroves that go as far as the eye can see. You can almost picture yourself at the moment walking along those turquoise blue shorelines with the warm sand under your feet and bright sun shining on your face.
The uniqueness of Punta Cana is its location, a region that encompasses the beaches of Bávaro, Higüey, Macao, and Uvero Alto located on the eastern shores of the Republic. It rests on the junction between the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea where your day will begin with an Atlantic sunrise and end with a Caribbean sunset.
Bavaro Beach is one of the best and beautiful beaches in Punta Cana. It is conveniently located closest to the airport, making it easy to connect with other main destinations in the country. It boasts a sugar-white sand shoreline, clear waters, and wobbling palm trees with amenities for a variety of activities when your adventurous spirit craves some adrenaline and endless fun.
Boredom is never an option when visiting this destination and you can forget about your daily routine. There’s something for everyone in Punta Cana: Diving, Horseback riding, Dolphin swimming, excursions and more.
Ready for a journey to a tropical paradise in the Caribbean?
The 5 Best Things to Do and See in Punta Cana
A Morning Diving in the Deep Ocean
Playa Bavaro is known for amazing dives along the reef, a natural pool that will let you feast your eyes on stunning sights that can only be viewed when diving underwater near Bavaro Beach.
Fans of underwater adventures should try diving into the depths of the Caribbean Sea to admire coral reefs, exotic fish, picturesque stalactites and unusual inhabitants, which are almost impossible to see from above.
Horseback Riding at the Beach
While relaxing in Punta Cana, you can make your trip even more unforgettable by going horseback riding along the seashores and deserted beaches at sunset.
Even if you have never been on a horse (did I tell you of how I almost broke my back in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico?) you can count on friendly locals to show you the ropes and help you along the way.
Don’t forget to take a horse selfie!!!
Swim with Dolphins in the Ocean
You might have heard about how the island is famous for its bay where humpback whales come once a year for breeding. You can actually see them just walking along the sea walk! This only happens in February and March but the rest of the year you can still have those moments of intense happiness by visiting the Dolphin Island Water Park.
The park helps visitors get closer to Mother Nature by guiding them through a natural, friendly and safe interaction with dolphins, sea lions, sharks and stingrays so they can learn more about these amazing aquatic animals. Boats bound for the Dolphin Island Water Park embark from Bavaro Beach throughout the day, making it an easy excursion from the beach.
Visit the Manatee Park
This beautiful island has 22 national parks and ecological reserves, rainforest, waterfalls, dunes, caves, and sprawling bays. Many of these areas are protected by the state in an effort to preserve the diversity of fauna and flora that made Christopher Columbus fall in love with the island and considered it the most beautiful land on which the foot of man stepped.
One of the most interesting places to arrange a morning excursion is the Manati Park There you will have the opportunity to see more than 150 species of animals and plants in their natural habitat. What’s not to love about spending a morning like that?
El Limon Samana Waterfall
Explore a little bit more to the North Coast of the island, and you will find one of the most beautiful waterfalls located in Samana, El Limon Falls. This waterfall can be reached from Las Terrenas or Santa Barbara de Samana, via the Boulevard Turistico del Atlántico Highway, which is a 4-hour road trip from Bavaro Beach.
This famous waterfall is about 300 meters above sea level and the views of streams of clear water falling from that height is truly bewitching. This waterfall is easily accessed and breathtaking…well worth the trip!
Where to Stay in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
If you are thinking of spending some time at Bavaro Beach, consider staying at the Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa & Casino. It has green spaces and 7 pools, including one two-level infinite pool that connects to the beach.
Being there will give you the urgency to jump in the water, take tons of pictures and desperately hope you will not wake up from a dream! Vacationing in one of the happiest countries in Latin America you will encounter the friendliest customer service from locals and resort staff alike.
This dream destination will keep your senses fully awake. Guests staying at the hotel can make the most of their stay on-site enjoying resort amenities such as the Spa and Casino, with the option to go out and enjoy the nightlife of nearby local bars and nightclubs.
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