Punta Cana is a holiday destination with white sand beaches and exquisite cuisine. Moreover, there are some activities that will increase the fun on your trip. Some of those activities can be done on water, others on land… that is the way that excursions in Punta Cana are. All of them will make you live an unforgettable experience starting from our Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort.

Excursion to Santo Domingo

The heart of the Dominican Republic is the city of Santo Domingo. There, you will find the most important and historical sites along with some of the most emblematic buildings and sites of interest.

Tours from Punta Cana are available to depart from Playa Bavaro, where our Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort, Spa & Casino is located. The transport is done in tourist buses with panoramic windows so you can enjoy the landscape during the trip.

Excursions from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo usually focus their attention on the Historic Centre a World Heritage Site since 1990 that retains much of the Spanish buildings in the colonial era.

One of them is El Alcazar de Colon, which was built to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Dominican lands. It is a colonial construction with a museum in charge of spreading the history of the first Spanish site in America. The excursions from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo also stop at Faro a Colon (Columbus Lighthouse).

The First Cathedral of America is also there, the so-called Cathedral of Santo Domingo or Minor Basilica of Santa Maria. It was built in the 16th century and it is one of the best examples of Spanish architecture in American lands.

Los Tres Ojos National Park is also part of the visit. There, you will see a lagoon that extends under a cavern and is divided into four. Only one lake out of the four can be seen from outside and if you wish, you will be able to enter this cavern of crystalline waters in a raft.


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Excursions with sharks in Punta Cana

An endless number of marine animals live in the waters of Playa Bavaro. If you want to know them, we strongly recommend you to make a trip by boat or Jet Ski. It is one of the things to do in Punta Cana that requires less time because the transfer is short. Its duration is between half an hour and an hour and a half, you can choose.

On these excursions in Punta Cana you will have the chance to interact with the tiger shark that lives in the waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is a harmless species that does not attack people, so you could touch it. You will find on your tour a great variety of fish that attract attention with their bright colours in the crystal clear waters.

The observation of the manta rays is another of the aquatic activities in Punta Cana. There are plenty of them offshore and they do no harm people. Sea turtles, jellyfish and starfish are some of the species that you will also find in these “sea excursions” available in Punta Cana.

Diving on the beaches of Punta Cana


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Another activity to do in Punta Cana is diving. The beaches of Punta Cana are full of marine species, but most of them are not visible from the surface. It is possible to observe the marine fauna in its entirety and take some photos to share by hiring a diving tour.

It is one of the most requested excursions in Punta Cana by travellers as it is not essential that you know how to dive or having a professional title. Before starting the tour, they teach you the basic diving lessons you need to maintain your safety.

Diving is one of the funniest tourist attractions in Punta Cana. Thus you will know a world hidden under water. You will see many marine species more closely such as sharks, manta rays and sea turtles. What is more, you will have the chance to belive with them in their own environment.

Some diving excursions in Punta Cana leave from Bavaro Beach. Some others will take you to islands such as Catalina, one of the must-sees in Punta Cana for travelers because of its beauty, plus the unforgettable diving experience.

Manati Park Excursion


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One of the best places in Punta Cana when traveling as a family is the Manati Park. It is a water park and a zoo, and it is dedicated to the preservation of animal species and the education of people about the fauna of the site. This theme park is an educational and fun option to enjoy your stay in the Dominican Republic.

The excursions in Punta Cana to Manati Park require little transfer time because it is located near the hotel district of Bavaro. There, you can discover more than 150 animal species in its zoo, such as the Amazonian gold, the American crocodile and the rhinoceros iguanas. You can touch and feed some of them with the supervision of the guides.

Among the attractions of Punta Cana, we stand out swimming with dolphins. Meet these curious animals during a special tour that includes the history of what is one of the first dolphin reserves in America. Enjoy while you play, caress and watch them perform their stunts in the pool. In the sea lion show the trainers will teach you all about this species. This show with games is the perfect choice to entertain both children and adults.

The coasts of Punta Cana offer you much more than just resting on its beautiful beaches. Enjoy the excursions in Punta Cana that we recommend and make of your holidays an exciting and unforgettable experience. Book in Lopesan and we will advise you on these activities, in addition to offering you one of the best accommodations in Punta Cana.



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