Nature and cultural tours
Companies specialising in nature treks provide an opportunity to explore the land in buggies, large open-top trucks and all-terrain vehicles.
Visitors may choose among the various routes and delve into the rainforest, visit country homes, traverse fields used for growing tropical crops or visit a spectacular deserted beach.
Guided horse rides across vast strips of beach are also an option.
Punta Cana is the epicentre of golf in the Caribbean, with 12 courses currently operating and designs by prestigious golfers/designers such as Nick Price, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Tom Fazio, P.B. Dye and José Pepe Gancedo.
The following golf courses are highly recommended: Punta Espada, La Cana, The Legacy, Cocotal, Corales, Las Iguanas, Punta Blanca, White Sands.
Ponce de León Home/Museum
A town house built by Juan Ponce de León in the San Rafael de Yuma region just over 500 years ago, where he lived with his wife Leonor and four children (year 1505). Ponce de León founded a prosperous lumber export business, moved to Puerto Rico, where he was named governor, and finally settled in Florida. This medieval-style house and plantation is today a museum.
This is, undoubtedly, one of the most famous and highly esteemed beaches in both the Dominican Republic and the world. Bathed in the Caribbean Sea's crystal-clear turquoise waters, the UNESCO declared the Bávaro beach one of the world's best beaches, thanks primarily to its stunningly white, fine sands and crystal-clear waters. Along with other neighbouring beaches, it forms part of what has been dubbed the Coconut Coast, which covers almost forty kilometres of uninterrupted white sands.
Fun Fun Cave
One of the country's largest caves, Fun Fun Cave has a 7 kilometre long river flowing inside it. The countless cave paintings on its walls represent one of its non-adventure attractions. The trek through the cave descends to a depth of 15-17 metres. Visitors set out on horseback and walk to the entrance of the cave, located in the Los Haitises National Park.
The Capote Ranch organises cave tours with caving equipment.
Ojos Indígenas Ecological Park
Located on Punta Cana's southernmost tip, the Ojos Indígenas Ecological Park covers 1,500 acres of tropical forest. The tour winds its way down green tunnels, home to over 500 species of plants, and ends with a refreshing dip in one of the park's eleven freshwater lagoons. Historians have discovered that the Taíno Indians, the island's pre-Columbian inhabitants, referred to the lagoons as "eyes" due to their distinctive shape.
A catamaran ride is highly recommended.
This incredible theme park covers 130,000 square metres and houses gardens brimming with orchids and tropical plants. Here you can experience nature and discover the Dominican Republic's flora and fauna. During your time at Manatí Park, you can enjoy several different shows, including tropical bird and reptile displays, a parrot and dancing horse show and a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins.