The best Punta Cana activities

Beyond its amazing beaches, luxury resorts, and night entertainment, Punta Cana offers all kinds of experiences for visitors who have the fortune of exploring this beautiful Caribbean area. Beyond being one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic, this destination is a perfect starting point to explore other interesting areas of this lovely island.

Nature activities, interesting tours of ancient towns, adventure experiences, culture tours, excursions to the most beautiful hiding spots, and more! This is what you’ll find in the adventures that this place offers.

That’s why, if you are one of those who can’t be in the all-day hotel or you want to have an escape in the wonderful places that this destination offers, in the next guide, we gathered some of the best Punta Cana activities, to make your next vacation something unforgettable.


Visit one of the most important places near Punta Cana in this Half-Day Higuey City Tour from Punta Cana. Known as the largest town in the province of Altagracia, Higuey is one of the best places to see 100% of Dominican life. Places like the Basilica de Nuestra señora de la Altagracia (a modern construction on the old sanctuary) or the Church of San Dionisio (dating from the 16th century) are some of the main attractions in this historical city. Among the services included in this 5 hours adventure are:

  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guide.
  • Bottled water.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Entry/Admission – Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia.
  • Entry/Admission – Parroquia de San Dionisio.

The average price: $59 is USD to aforlts (13-99 years) and $39 to children (3-12 years).


In addition to its beaches and luxury resorts, there are other two things that distinguish Punta Cana from the rest of the world: The best rum and the best cigars that you could taste. This unique experience takes you back in time and shows you the process of these two Dominican specialities. In this tour, a Dominican family will welcome you into their home and they will seduce your palate with exotic tropical fruits, coffee and chocolate while you’ll learn how is produced the delicious Dominican rum and roll the greatest cigars in the world. This 8 hours experience is ideal for those who want to enjoy living the authentic Dominican experience. Among its main services you’ll find are:

  • Certified guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Water.
  • Soft drinks.
  • Beer and rum.
  • Fruits.
  • Coffee and chocolate.
  • Snacks.
  • Transportation by safari truck.

Average price: $99 USD to adults (13-99 years) and $69 USD to children (3-12 years).


One of the main destinations that you can’t miss on your trip to Punta Cana is Santo Domingo city. This beautiful place combines the stunning beauty of its UNESCO awarded colonial zone with an unparalleled colonial background. In this 2 hours adventure, you’ll discover the first city of the new world while an expert tourist guide takes you over the First City of the Americas, learning historically relevant facts and its transformation into this modern day metropolitan city. If you are looking for a cultural tour, the visit to Santo Domingo from Punta Cana is one of the best experiences that you can take. The services included in this interesting tour are:

  • Certificated expert guide.
  • Buffet style lunch.
  • Water, juice or soft drink (one) during lunch.
  • Transportation by A/C bus.
  • Snacks.
  • Bottled water.

Average price: $99 USD to adults (13-99 years) and $69 USD to children (3-12 years).


If you are in love with the beautiful beaches of Punta Cana, wait until you explore some of the most paradisiacal beaches in the Dominican Republic that you’ll find on this enchanted island. Board a small speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island and discover some of the marvels that this place hides, like a natural swimming pool where you can see starfish, or just spend the day exploring and stroll along the beach while you prepare yourself for a delicious buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare (with its corresponding open bar, of course). The visit to this paradisiacal island is one of the experiences that you can’t miss in your list of things to do while you’re visiting Punta Cana. Among the services included are:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Snacks.
  • Buffet lunch (BBQ, salad and typical Dominican fare).
  • Open bar.
  • 30-minute stop at the biggest natural swimming pool.

Average price: $72 USD to adults (12-85 years) and $34 USD to children (2-11 years).



Located among the Dominican Republic and Haiti, La Española (Hispaniola) is one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands that you can visit if you’re enjoying Punta Cana. In this tour across this ancient and amazing island you’ll visit some of the main places in this place, like “La Matilde” a famous Cigar Museum, where you’ll learn the history of Dominican Cigar and could see the way they are made by hand, or the artist village of Altos de Chavon where you can appreciate the Taino exhibit at the Regional Archeological Museum and have a perfect opportunity to go shopping too! Among the services that this experience includes are:

  • Certificate expert guide.
  • Entrance to the museum.
  • Entrance to the Basilica.
  • Lunch type cruise with lobster.
  • Water, juice or soft drink, beer, run and wine.
  • Transportation by A/C bus.

Average price: $139 USD to adults (13-99 years) and $89 USD to children (3-12 years).