A horse eating grass under the palm trees on the beach of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Cruise to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is one of the top beach destinations in the Caribbean— and for good reason. It’s a tropical hot spot where the Dominican sun shines and tranquil waters lap sugary sands fringed by shady coconut palms. During your Punta Cana cruise, all out adventure lies just beyond the shore. The warm, shallow waters off Playa Bavaro are perfect for snorkeling with stingrays, and you can explore sunken shipwrecks like The Astron. Fish for trophy-size catches on a marlin charter. Or ride horse-back along the shore of Uvero Alto. There are endless ways to explore, from treetop ziplining in La Hacienda Park to spelunking in underground caves like La Cueva de Rulfo.
National Language Spanish
Currency Accepted Dominican Peso (DOP)

Things To Do in Punta Cana

Close encounters with a parrot during hikes through the rain forests in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Parrot Wildlife Nature

Close Encounters

Close Encounters

Explore the tropical wilderness of the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, by Segway or on foot. This 1,500-acre private protected forest is home to 12 freshwater swimming lagoons, cultural exhibits, a petting zoo, an iguana habitat, and native endangered animal species.

Views from the top of Montana Redonda in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic where you can find a swing set on the mountain top

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Mountain Top Swing Set Views

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No Filter Needed

Get your camera ready to take the ultimate selfie atop Montaña Redonda, the best viewpoint on the island. The summit area not only offers 360-degree mountain and sea panoramas, but also has shops and a restaurant— local guides will even take you paragliding off the mountain, if you dare.

Sunset on the golf courses of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Golf Course Sunset

Hole In One

Tee off and play a round of golf— Punta Cana is known for the most scenic courses in the Caribbean. Many local greens, designed by the likes of acclaimed golf course architects Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio, are open to non-resort guests, with lessons and club rentals available during your Punta Cana cruise.

Grilled lobster with fresh mangos is the local cuisine in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Lobster Cuisine

Local Cuisine

Lunch might entail Caribbean spiny lobster or hearty sancocho stew. If it’s snack time, try crunchy yaniqueques or sweet coconut memelos. Then for dinner indulge in the signature parrillada mixta (grilled seafood). Feeling thirsty? A Presidente lager or Mamajuana (herbs soaked in rum, red wine and honey) should do the trick.

Wooden carved and painted traditional dolls in the shops in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Shopping Tourism Dolls


Be prepared to barter if shopping at kiosks along the beachfront resort area. In the bazaar-like Bi2JH2O Artisanal Shopping Plaza you’ll find paintings, wood carvings and coral jewelry. The Galerías at Puntacana Village is a popular outdoor retail spot, while the upscale Palma Real Shopping Village carries high-end international brands.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
Most restaurants add a 10% service charge to the check. It is customary to add 5-10% more for exceptional service.

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