In the heart of the Caribbean, located a beautiful country called Dominican Republic. The climate is of a tropical and warm weather, and the people are both friendly and wonderful to hang around with. One of the best travel destinations in the country is known as Punta Cana. Among other activities that keep attracting tourists to Punta Cana every year are kayaking, snorkeling and ATV adventures.
Before departing, ensure that you are comfortable with a tour and that the tour itself will not interfere with any parts of your plan. Whether you are staying in a hotel Cana or just backpacking in a hostel, there are always more in Punta Cana than just the above activities you can do.
Below is a list of 5 great things to do in Punta Cana:
Dicovery Cruise Cap-Cana
What makes it different from the other tours is that it takes 8 1/2 hours long to complete. This Dicovery cruise sails along the coast of the private complex Cap Cana and features a full-day of experience and a light snack. There is also an open bar once you are onboard and you can also explore the nearby coral reef. Once the tour ends, you will head back for an exclusively grilled seafood lunch in one of the finest restaurants in Cap Cana.(Image by Carlos Nascimento)
For a real Dominican Republic’s environment outside of your hotel Cana compound, explore through the region cane of Higuey on a safari truck as you stop at a local school. Apart from that, you will also visit the country’s most famous church, witness how the local people of two rural ranches make original Dominican products such as coffee, tobacco, cocoa and even “mamajuana” – a local alcoholic beverage.
Zipline Canopy Adventure
This is probably one of the most popular outdoor activities in Punta Cana. The zipline canopy adventure, which is an adrenaline-packed adventure, is a fun activity to be added into your excursions. It’s definitely not something you get to do every day. Zip line canopy adventure with eight cable lines will take you sliding down fifteen platforms at treetops height across some of the most gorgeous open valleys.
Exploring the Cave
The Fun Fun Cave of Rancho Capote managed to make its way at #4 of great things to do in Punta Cana. This is a hardcore adventure for those who love putting the ability of their physical to the test and do not mind getting filthy while exploring the cave. If you book the tour for the cave, equipment will be provided and you will be assisted with your own guide.(Image by gregg.gumkowski)
Snorkeling Party in Catalina Fieston
One of the greatest sites for snorkeling activity in Dominican Republic is Catalina. This is a very beautiful unhabituated island where you get to explore it by boarding on “El Fieston”, a boat which will take you cruising passing Casa de Campo coastline, featuring mansions of multimillion dollars prices. As you snorkel around the area, you can also enjoy a great lunch at the beach.
Punta Cana is definitely a one-of-a-kind place and anyone who has been there agree that apart from the slow-in-pace lifestyle, there is always another fun adventures to be instilled into your excursions. Whatever you are planning to do there, always put your safety and comfort ahead of everything.
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