One of the most tourist places in this Caribbean country is Punta Cana, welcoming a lot of tourists each year. It offers a bunch of activities to do both on the beach and inland, but if you’re looking for the unusual activities it has to offer, you will find many unique activities to do in Punta Cana that can make your holiday even more memorable.
This area is recognized for its beaches, characterized by having nice white sand and clear turquoise water. Not only that, but it also offers many luxury resorts like Iberostar’s Punta Cana all inclusive resorts, and hotels suitable for all kinds of budgets.
Regardless of where you stay, most tourist stay at the hotel, visit the beach, and swim in the pools, ignoring all the other amazing (but not well-known) activities the area has to offer. From exploring the local culture and food to jumping into an outdoor adventure, I’ll show you some uncommon activities you can try.
Some of the usual activities are:
- Swimming with Dolphins
- Visit a Beach
- Scuba diving and snorkeling
Unusual Activities to Do in Punta Cana
One of the most adventurous things you can do is an ATV tour, it’s a must and one of the best ways to explore an area. If you’re not used to this kind of activity, don’t worry, the tours are guided and will take you to the Dominican jungles, with stunning stops at Vacamo Beach, also you’ll be able to visit a river (Rio Dos Bocas) and a lookout on top of a mountain. Great way to explore different areas, and get closer to wildlife.
If you don’t feel like driving a bike, don’t worry, you can do two people on a double atv, that way you can enjoy the tour freely.
Cenote Hoyo Claro
This stunning natural monument is by far one of the most unusual activities to do in Punta Cana. It’s a cenote, a freshwater well or pond that’s supplied by an underground river. The water is super clear, and the color is stunning, an intense blue or turquoise that gives you a sense of surrealism.
Most visitors miss this natural attraction due to not knowing it or just don’t want to do the hike and path it takes to get to Hoyo Claro, it’s located in a secluded area in a palm forest, there are other lagoons and great things to check on your way there. A must-Visit!
Think about the horseback riding tour (it’s an excursion) like an atv tour, but without the aggressiveness that comes with a 4-wheeler vehicle. The biggest draw about this tour is you can connect with a stunning animal, while you walk on the beach with the sun setting, the sound of the waves, and the breeze on your face.
An ideal adventure for couples, but you can do it by yourself too. Definitely one of the best ways to check out the beautiful side of this area in the Caribbean, natural landscapes, fauna, and flora.
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Things like lightweight travel backpacks, for example, are ideal for short trips and allow you to move around with ease, and a passport holder will make sure you keep your documents safe at all times.
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