7 things to do in Punta Cana

Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, is certainly one of Quebecers’ favorite sun destinations. If this is your first time there, here are 7 things to do in Punta Cana. And there’s something for everyone

Parasailing

couple are making parasailing

You may have seen Double Occupation’s competitors in the West doing this activity on the final trip to Punta Cana. Well, know that this is an activity that is accessible to everyone! Thrills are guaranteed as you soar above the ocean, comfortably seated in a chair attached to a parachute and tethered to a hosboard boat. You will have a breathtaking view of the city, the beach and its turquoise waters.

Board a banana boat

Tourists on board a banana boat

Another activity practiced by the finalists of Occupation Double in the West! This is a speedboat ride, which then allows you to take your place in the banana boat and let yourself be dragged behind the boat for a journey full of twists and turns. Most excursions also allow snorkeling during the same outing. A beautiful afternoon in perspective

Walk underwater at the Seaquarium

Walk underwater at the Seaquarium

Walking underwater, what a funny idea! However, this is what we suggest you do at the Seaquarium in Punta Cana. You don’t even need to know how to swim to do this safe activity, which includes the top of a diving suit that allows you to breathe and see the seabed. It is then left for this very original walk. You can then go swimming with dolphins, manta rays and even sharks

Dive at Hoyo Azul

Dive at Hoyo Azul

It is in Cap Cana that we find this magical place called Hoyo Azul. It is a cave housing a cenote where you can swim in crystal clear turquoise water. To get there, you have to walk about twenty minutes in the forest. These are the kinds of activities you don’t forget. We are literally immersed in nature in all its splendor. The most astonishing: this very pure water is rather fresh, in spite of the tropical situation

Bask in Bavaro Beach

Bask in Bavaro Beach

Impossible to exclude this beach which is THE postcard of Punta Cana. It is protected by the coral reef, creating a real small blue lagoon. The water stays there at around 28 ┬░ C all year round, to everyone’s delight. The sand is white and you can take shelter from the sun under one of the many coconut palms. In short, paradise, over 2 km long.

Learn at Indigenous Eyes Park

The visit to the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve is not only a must-see in Punta Cana, but also a great dive into the heart of Dominican nature and its history. It is the Ecological Foundation of Punta Cana which manages it while respecting the environment as much as possible. There is in particular a zoo which includes all the animals of the island, 12 fresh water lagoons among which 5 are open for swimming

Learn at Indigenous Eyes Park

Take a trip to Saona

Take a trip to Saona

One of the great classics of Punta Cana is to take an excursion to Saona Island. Take the day and enjoy its pristine beaches, take a ride on a catamaran for snorkeling. It is one of the most beautiful islands in the Dominican Republic. Moreover, many advertising films have been shot here because of the “postcard” effect: dreamy beaches and lush tropical nature.

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