An estimated 8.5 million visitors flocked to the Dominican Republic in 2022. This is a 37% increase from previous years. 

Tourists know that they love Punta Cana’s white sandy beaches, friendly hosts, and warm tropical weather. 

If you’re trip planning for Punta Cana, you might wonder what fun you can experience during your vacation days. 

Read on to learn more about five things to do when you visit Punta Cana. 

1. Macao Beach

Of the many things to do in Punta Cana, a visit to Macao Beach is at the top of the list. Located at the end of Carretera Higuey, Macao Beach is only a short ride from all the action in Punta Cana. 

If you’re looking for a true day of tropical paradise, Macao Beach will deliver. The road to the beach takes you directly to soft sand. Enjoy all the sunshine Punta Cana offers or take a break from it under the swaying coconut palms nearby. 

When you’re ready for lunch, consider visiting the Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana or the Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay.

2. Seaquarium Punta Cana

It’s hard to imagine visiting Punta Cana without some time out and in the water. You can get the best of both with a trip to Seaquarium Punta Cana.

The tour starts with an open-air bus ride to the nearby quay, where you’ll board a catamaran. 

While on the catamaran, you’ll enjoy local music, drinks, fruit, and snacks. Then the catamaran will anchor for your to snorkel and check out the fish, sharks, manta rays, and even a sea lion.

3. Visit Scape Park

If you want views of Punta Cana from a whole different angle, Scape Park is for you. For the adrenaline junkies who wish to have a day of thrills or those looking to experience the culture of Punta Cana. 

While at Scape Park, you might choose:

  • Jumping from water zip lines
  • Exploring ancient caverns
  • Riding in our splash hammocks
  • Cruise along Punta Cana beaches
  • Swimming in underground caves
  • Snorkel in tropical waters
  • Ziplining on a cliff

Set up your Scape Park adventure day with excursions from Live Aqua.

4. Day Trip to Santo Domingo City

If you want a real taste of the history of the Dominican Republic, plan a day trip to Santo Domingo City. 

This city was discovered in what eventually became the Americas. While there, take advantage of America’s first cathedral, Diego Colon’s palace, and the National Pantheon.

You can also get all your souvenir shopping done, including looking for the best cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, and jewelry. After all, the Dominican is known for its tobacco and cacao plantations and rum production. 

5. Saona Island

Many Punta Cana visitors enjoy a respite from the busy tourist areas in Punta Cana and take a quick trip to nearby Saona Island. 

Saona Island is a government-protected nature preserve where you can experience the natural beauty and wildlife of the region.

Plan Your Trip to Punta 

If you’re ready to start vacation planning, Punta Cana will welcome you with warm Caribbean waters and soft sandy beaches. Enhance your trip with one of these exciting spots while in Punta Cana. 

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