Punta Cana: excursions and much more
When guests visit the Barceló Punta Cana resort, they find themselves in the middle of one of the most diverse and fascinating destinations in the Caribbean. Located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is surrounded by beaches of fine white sand, crystal clear waters and ancient tropical forests.
What is important to know about the excursions at Punta Cana? The area has coral reefs, nature reserves, mountains and forests. The closest cities are full of both modern and ancient wonders. There are also underground caves and ruins to explore.
What to do in Punta Cana
There are many things to do in Punta Cana. To help visitors fully enjoy this fascinating place, the Barceló Punta Cana hotel offers its guests a variety of excursions that are second to none. These experiences help to create memories that will last a lifetime.
A great place to start is a trip to Saona Island, which is home to Altos de Chavón, a truly unique place which is a life-size reconstruction of a 16th century Mediterranean village on the shores of the River Chavón.
Next, why not catch a bus to the lively city of Santo Domingo? More than 500 years old, this city, with around one million residents, is the oldest city in North America colonised by Europeans. The city’s architecture is a very important part of its attraction. Its economic boom also attracts visitors who wish to enjoy shopping for luxury items, as well as its first-class entertainment and innovative cuisine.
Guests at the Barceló Punta Cana also have a wide variety of options available for exploring the natural wonders of the area.
Jeep safaris, 4x4 tours, buggy driving and helicopter excursions offer guests the possibility to see the mountains, beaches and tropical forests both by land and air. For guests who love water activities, there are excursions for spearfishing, diving in the coral reefs and even swimming with dolphins.
In the Barceló Punta Cana we are waiting to share the truly magical atmosphere of the Dominican Republic with our customers. Whether it is a tour on water, land or air, a zip wire tour through the jungle, a picnic next to a huge waterfall or just a horse ride along the beach, our excursions in Punta Cana offer something for every traveller.
Enjoy the Caribbean from the moment you land!
Book the transfer service you require, directly at Barcelo.com. You don't need to worry about anything, you just need to arrive to this paradise and we will take care of the rest. For this purpose, we can offer you different transfer service options during Step 3 of the booking process, after you have selected your room type.
We offer private transfers from and/or to:
- Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ): USD 45 (Bus for one to 6 passengers, price per journey)
- Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ): USD 195 (Bus for one to 6 passengers, price per journey)
Price per journey: from one to 6 people.
We offer shared transfers from and/or to:
- Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ): US$15 (Price per person and per way)
- Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ): USD 120 (Price per person and per journey)
Price per journey: minimum 2 people.
To book your transfer, include the following information in the Additional Requests section when making your hotel reservation:
- Name and surname of the person(s)
- Arrival and departure flight numbers. Once you have selected the transfer we will contact you to confirm your arrival and departure dates.
For questions related to the transfer please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leisure and entertainment at the Barceló Punta Cana hotel
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Saona Island and Altos de Chavón
Altos de Chavón, a village that will take you back to 16th century Mediterranean Europe with the most spectacular views of the Chavón River and a city of artists with its famous amphitheatre. Experience the thrill of navigating the Caribbean in a speedboat, and enjoy the crystalline waters of this natural swimming pool. On a catamaran, to the rhythm of vitamina and merengue music, you will experience a full day for those who love sailing, sea and nature. A tailor-made excursion.
Opening hours: 07.00 - 18.00 Tuesday and Saturday
Price: US$99 (Adult) - US$50 (Children)
Santo Domingo Bus
The best of culture, take the opportunity to explore the oldest city in the Americas. Stroll through the colonial streets enjoying the historic and cultural monuments. We will visit the first cathedral in the new world - fine example of 16th century architecture, the Museo de Las Casas Reales museum, among others. Moreover, a panoramic view of the modern city.
Opening hours: 07.00 - 20.00 Wednesday and Friday
Price: USD 85 (adult) - USD 43 (child)
A 4x4 vehicle is the perfect way to explore tracks that are inaccessible by other means of transport. Sugar Cane, coffee and cocoa plantations, mountains, horse rides, beaches and orthographic changes, make this excursion a must if you wish to really get to know the country.
Opening hours: 07.50 - 18.00 Daily
Price: US$99 (Adult) - US$50 (Children)
This adventure breaks through the limits of the unknown, where your dreams will blend with reality. Horse-riding through the jungle. And descending into one of the largest caves in the world. Discover beauty in the darkness of its colourful tunnels and the magical murmuring of its subterranean rivers. Unlimited adrenalin!
Opening hours: 7.00 - 18.30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Price: USD 155 (adult) - USD 110 (child)
A full day in the mountains on an adventure safari. If you have ever dreamt of going on a safari through beaches and tropical jungles, crossing rivers and mountain peaks, let us make your dream come true!
Opening hours: 07.50 - 17.30 Daily
Price: USD 90 (adult) - USD 60 (child)
Join us on a fascinating adventure, enjoy the sun and sea, drive your own boat to the coral reef area where snorkelling equipment will be provided.
Opening hours: 08.30 - 11.30 Daily
Price: USD 75 (adult) - USD 50 (child)
Discover the most beautiful landscapes on the east coast, from mangroves to coconut palms and stunning Atlantic beaches. Enjoy a lunchtime excursion.
Opening hours: 08.30 - 11.30 Daily
Price: USD 59 (adult) - USD 30 (child)
Explore the Dominican Republic's most beautiful coastline, admire the vegetation, the crystal-clear waters, the white sandy beaches and the major hotel chains in Punta Cana. A panoramic view beyond your imagination.
Opening hours: 09.45 - 11.30
Price: USD 89
Entrance to Manati Park
Enjoy the thrill of seeing and touching exotic animals; take part in surprising shows and do not miss the chance to swim with dolphins. One of life's unique experiences.
Opening hours: 08.30 - 10.30
Price: USD 35 (adult) - USD 20 (child)
Swim with Dolphins
Opening hours: daily Price: USD 125
Together we will catch the biggest fish, in the country's richest fishing area! A day of sun and relaxation.
Opening hours: 07.30 - 12.30
Price: USD 110
Every nature-lover's dream come true. Lose yourself in the beauty of one of the most breathtaking spots in our country, where nature takes centre-stage. Enjoy a stroll through the mountains, refresh yourself at the famous "Bacardi Island" and finish off with a fantastic walk to the Cascada del Limón waterfall and its spectacular surroundings. Unique excursion that encompasses earth, sea and air.
Opening hours: 07.50 - 18.30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Price: USD 285 (adult) - USD 214 (child)
A new way to enjoy the beauty and scenery of Samaná, now by land, crossing the Bay of Samaná on a boat from Miches. Stroll through the mountains, Cascada Limón waterfall and visit Bacardi Island or Cayo Levanto.
Price: USD 189 (adults) - USD 95 (children)
The easiest and most comfortable way to explore the marine world
Opening hours: 08.30 - 13.00
Price: US$105. Guest USD 75
Zip Line Canopy
An adventure swim for the whole family which invites you to experience new sensations in touch with nature in order to discover and explore it in depth. We can offer you the incredible and thrilling sensation of flying through the trees and enjoying the spectacular view. The unforgettable feeling of flying!
Opening hours: 07.50 – 13.00. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Price: USD 89 (adult) - USD 45 (child)
Enjoy the incredible experience of swimming with dolphins, one of the most intelligent mammals, on a floating structure in the sea. There you will be able to touch these wonderful creatures and even get a sweet kiss. An experience you will never forget!
Opening hours: 08.30 - 13.00 Daily
Duration: 3.5 hours
Three programmes will allow you to enjoy these marvellous mammals:
1. Dolphin Experience: a 15-minute programme including contact with dolphins on the edge of a platform in water at waist level on an average-sized adult. Price: USD 115 per person. Minimum height permitted: 90 cm.
2. Dolphin Action: a 25-minute programme which includes contact with dolphins on the edge of a platform, interaction with a dolphin in the centre of the platform and a swim with nurse sharks and manta rays. Price: USD 155 per person. Minimum height permitted: 110 cm.
3. Dolphin Royal: a 45-minute programme which includes contact with the dolphin, interaction and a swim with 2 dolphins pushing you along with their dorsal fins. Price: USD 195 per person. Minimum height permitted: 120 cm and must be able to swim.
Children aged between 5 and 7 must always be accompanied by an adult. Children over 8 years can participate alone. Pregnant women are not allowed to take part in any of the programmes.
If you are adventurous and love adrenalin you will definitely enjoy this fantastic buggy-ride through the countryside where you will also have the chance to have a refreshing dip at the spectacular and unspoilt Macao beach. This excursion is an essential part of your holidays!
Opening hours: 07.30 - 13.00 Buggies in Macao: USD 65 (adult) - USD 33 (child)
A top-quality excursion for those who love the sunshine, sea, coral reefs and crystalline waters of the Caribbean, all in an exclusive and peaceful atmosphere. To finish off, we include a stroll along the Chavón River where you can enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings.
Opening hours: 9.00 – 18.00 Wednesday
Price: 145 USD (adult) – 73 USD (children)
Visit the most famous and spectacular nightclub in the Bávaro area, located deep inside a cave where you can enjoy several different settings. Imagine, designed to satisfy all musical tastes.
Opening hours: 23.30 Daily
Price: USD 40 (Basic Package) - USD 60 (Open Bar)
Bávaro's unique 100% eco-friendly excursion on one of our Segways, perfect for the whole family. We tour one of Bávaro's most exclusive residential areas, crossing one of the top 100 golf courses in the world. La Cana. We will stop at the Ojos Indígenas Ecological Reserve. The trip finishes with a fantastic swim at Playa Blanca.
Opening hours: 9.20 - 13.00 Daily
Price: USD 79
Marinarium invites you to discover the wonders of the reefs and marine life, where you will have the chance to go skin diving with ray fish and nurse sharks. Enjoy spectacular landscapes as you navigate along the coasts of Cabeza de Toro and Bávaro.
Price: USD 106 (adults) - USD 53 (children)
Bávaro Adventure Park
Dare to enter a world full of thrills and excitement. Bávaro Adventure Park, first and only adventure theme park in Dominican Republic, offers 11 attractions in one place: ZIPLINE / ZIPLINE PRO / BUNGEE DOME / FLIGHT SIMULATOR / CLIMBING GARDEN / SEGWAY / ZORBING / PAINTBALL / MOUNTAINBIKE / PUMP TRACK and our exclusive and spectacular JURASSIC WORLD with more than 20 full size, life-like animated dinosaurs.
Experience the thrill of driving a convertible mini, enjoying the Caribbean sun and the beauty of the east of the Dominican Republic. Visit to the Chavón River and an internationally famous cigar factory.
Coco Bongo Disco Show
With more than 40 artists on stage, Coco Bongo is a world-class show combining acrobats, concerts, dances and famous film scenes, creating an atmosphere full of fun and energy. Coco Bongo will provide you with a magical and unforgettable evening!
Price. Normal entry: Wednesday and Thursday US$65.00, Fridays and Saturdays US$75.00, Sunday US$70.00.
Gold Member admission: Sunday to Thursday US$115.00, Fridays and Saturdays US$125.00.