Making plans for your vacation in the Dominican Republic can be really intimidating. You don’t know the place, the culture, the people, and most importantly: you don’t know what to do in Punta Cana! But you’re in a beautiful place, and it’s the ideal location to explore! You can do so many things you never had the chance to before. Besides, you’re by the beach! And there is so much you’re not thinking about! So here are a few ideas of what to do in Punta Cana!

1: Surfing

Aren’t you curious? What is it like to ride the waves and feel the ocean on your skin? You have the chance to, because you will never have any shortage of teachers! Punta Cana’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, waiting for you to learn how to tame them. You’re guaranteed to have fun while learning, and hey, you might just find your new hobby. Besides, it’s a perfect activity for the family! Hop in and learn together. Fail together. And try again! Everyone will have a good time.

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2: Snorkeling

Come on, you’re at the beach, so why don’t you try this too? It isn’t quite the same as deep-sea diving, but you can get a taste of life underwater this way. Enjoy the wonders of nature below the surface and submerge yourself in a safe, controlled environment. It also makes for very impressive photos. Don’t forget to show your friends the beautiful scenery, or how you almost hugged a fish! I mean, everyone wants to hug a fish, right? Or is it just me?

3: Excursions

Fine, I get it. The beach isn’t for you, or you’re tired already of going there every single day. It’s a bit annoying, I know. But there’s so much more to the island that you don’t know yet, so why stop only at the beach! Historical places, beautiful reserves, and a few lagoons that will charm you right away. I’m also sure you’re gonna have fun renting a jeep and taking your time to explore. No, don’t worry, none of this is dangerous at all; you’ll be accompanied the majority of the time, and when you’re not it’s because you’re safe. So go and live the Punta Cana experience beyond its shores, get a true taste of our island! For more ideas, check out The Top 10 Excursions in Punta Cana.

4: Ziplines

Now that we’re off of the beach, perhaps you’ll want to get some adventure in your system. Who doesn’t? Ziplines are just the activity you need, then! Get a new perspective on Punta Cana by looking at it from a bird’s eye view. Feel the adrenaline rushing through you while traveling from side to side, and watch as the world slides by at your feet! Couples will love this. Dare your partner to make the trip, or just do it together! What better way to bond than this?

5: Horseback riding

Who knew, right? Horses aren’t something you’d immediately associate with an island, but you’re gonna have a good time as you take a quiet stroll on horseback. Take a seat, relax, and enjoy the ride. There are several places where you can rent this service, and some even offer the two previous options too!

6: Nightclubs

Yes, we love nightclubs like everyone else. It’s an island, order something fruity! If you’re single and ready to mingle, or just looking to have a wild night, be sure to check out some of the recommended clubs here. A very active nightlife that won’t disappoint you awaits, and you can party until the next day! Or until you can’t party anymore, whichever sounds better to you.

7: A photoshoot

You just can’t miss it. For real, you can’t. The beach is wonderful, the sun is shining above, and you’re not gonna take a picture? That won’t do. In fact, why don’t you take a few? Remember this vacation forever with high-quality photos that will last more than a lifetime. Maybe you’ll even want to visit again! We’ll welcome you right back.

No matter what kind of experience you want to have, Punta Cana will offer you plenty of options to enjoy it your way. There’s a little something for everyone, it’s just a matter of knowing who to ask. And that’s why I’m here!