Things to do in Punta Cana

Top 5 Things to Do in Punta Cana

Covering a long stretch of white sanded coastline, Punta Cana is an idyllic destination for travelers. Thousands of people flock to this Caribbean paradise every year to escape the harsh winter at home. Punta Cana has one of the biggest selections of all-inclusive resorts that you can find anywhere in the world. With postcard perfect beaches and plenty of organized activities, most travelers rarely venture outside their hotels in Punta Cana. However, if you would like to see what lies beyond your resort and get to know more about the local culture, check some of these top things to do in Punta Cana.

Visit the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve

This protected area features an ecological park where visitors can learn about the cultural and natural heritage of the Dominican Republic. The park features a petting zoo, a sugarcane exhibit, and an iguana habitat, among other interesting attractions. Also, there are 12 freshwater lagoons in the Indigenous Eyes Park and Reserve, and visitors can swim in five of them.

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Go on a Zip Lining Adventure

One of the most popular activities in Punta Cana for the more daring travelers is zip lining. Here, you can soar from platform to platform, flying through treetops and enjoying some stunning views of the tropical rainforest. If you like adventure activities, are not afraid of heights and are in good hiking form, this is something you will surely enjoy. It is easy to book your zip lining adventure with several operators in the area.

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Explore the Fun Fun Cave

Located in Haitises National Park, the Fun Fun Cave is part of one of the largest cave systems in the Caribbean. Excursions to this remote spot often include a 45-minute horseback ride, a half-hour walk through the forest, and a 50-foot rappel to the bottom of the cave. Once inside, visitors go on a one-hour tour of the cave that stretches for about two kilometers. One thing is certain, you should be ready to get down and dirty.

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Visit Isla Saona

Set in the natural reserve of Parque Nacional del Este, this spectacular island features some of the most beautiful beaches that you will see in your trip. In the surrounding crystal clear waters you can see colorful starfish and, if you are lucky, even dolphins. On the island, you can visit a small village with colorful houses and a turtle nursery. If you do only one thing on this list, this should be it.

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Enjoy Some Art at Altos de Chavon

Located on an impressive cliff overlooking the Chavon river, this artists’ village resembles a 16th-century Mediterranean town. This charming place features narrow cobblestone streets lined with lanterns and a town square with a lovely church. The village hosts a 5,000-seat amphitheater, shops featuring the craftwork of local artisans, and an assortment of Mediterranean-style restaurants. There is also an archeology museum, which houses an impressive collection of pre-Colombian indigenous artifacts found in the surrounding area.

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This article is part of the #HipmunkCityLove series.

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Bianca Bauza is a world citizen who spent almost four years traveling around South America and Europe. Her passions include photography, street art, outdoor sports, and cooking exotic dishes. She's now based in the Netherlands where she lives with her partner and young daughter. She still enjoys traveling, on her own or with her family, and is always looking for an opportunity to see new places.

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