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Things to do in Punta Cana in 5 days

When you finally have the chance to enjoy a well-earned vacation, at the very least you want everything to be perfect at an incredible destination. Relaxation, nature, culture, sun and beach, adventure and dining. Everyone has a preference, but most people agree that what matters most is having options to choose from.

And this describes Punta Cana, a destination that has everything to guarantee a fantastic vacation. You can go to some of the best beaches in the world, fall in love with the 5-star hotels and resorts, and visit some of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic on tours that depart from Punta Cana. Plan your perfect vacation and get swept off your feet by this one-of-a-kind spot in the Caribbean.

Take a look at this simple example of everything that awaits on your next trip, but be sure to check out the countless options available at Punta Cana when designing your ideal trip.

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Itinerary day 1

During the day

Arrive in paradise

As soon as you check in, begin to experience everything your hotel has to offer. Start off with a refreshing dip in the pool or go directly to the beach. If you just got off a long flight, perhaps you prefer to relax in the spa. In any case, a quick stop by the pool bar should be on everyone’s list.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Dominican flavors

Try the best Dominican food at places like the restaurant Rincón Criollo in the Occidental Caribe hotel, or the Bohío Dominicano Buffet at Barceló Bávaro Palace. These incredible hotels are some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic as far as quality.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Active fun

Stay in shape doing your favorite sport. Visit the gym at Occidental Punta Cana, the climbing wall at Occidental Caribe, the padel courts at Barceló Bávaro Beach - Adults Only or the 18-hole minigolf at Barceló Bávaro Palace. All types of varied alternatives are available at each hotel.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The perfect dinner

Wrap up the first day of an unforgettable vacation with a dinner that is worthy of the occasion. Are you in the mood for fish and seafood? Then make your way to Caracolas at Occidental Punta Cana. Do you prefer Italian or Japanese food? La Dolce Vita and Kyoto at Barceló Bávaro Palace are nothing short of exquisite.

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Raise the curtains!

There is no better way to end the day than with an evening show at the Bávaro Grand Theater in Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort or the theater in Occidental Caribe. Magnificent performances with live music, inspired by renowned Las Vegas shows. There is a different show every night!

Itinerary day 2

During the entire day

Visit Samaná and Los Haitises

After a relaxing day, it’s time to get up early to visit one of the most incredible spots in the Dominican Republic: Samaná Bay and Los Haitises National Park. This tour has plenty of adventure, nature and culture that will certainly amaze you.

Itinerary day 3

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

100% adrenaline

Punta Cana is also the perfect destination for thrill seekers. Spend a fun morning off-roading in a 4x4 dune buggy along local trails and untouched beaches. Many of these tours also include stops to go swimming at the beach or in the lovely cenotes (natural springs).

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Relax by the pool

Grab a delicious bite and recharge your batteries by the pool. Surrounded by gardens, the fabulous pools at Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort (Barceló Bávaro Palace and Barceló Bávaro Beach - Adults Only), as well as at Occidental Punta Cana and Occidental Caribe, are absolutely perfect for relaxing and enjoying life.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A romantic dinner

Make the most of this charming Caribbean destination to enjoy a romantic dinner for two. For example, the best international cuisine can be found at Chez Gourmet in Barceló Bávaro Beach - Adults Only. Or, visit the classic and elegant Paris restaurant in Occidental Caribe for excellent French creations.

10:00 PM

Party time!

Punta Cana’s nightlife should be experienced by everyone. Begin by discovering one of the “classics” of the destination’s party scene: Imagine. Tucked away in a labyrinth of natural caves, this nightclub is absolutely spectacular.

Itinerary day 4

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Let’s go sailing

It’s time to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean water and lively Dominican atmosphere aboard a fun catamaran. Sail along the coast of Punta Cana, snorkel in the coral reefs, visit a natural pool, and dance bachata and merengue. What could be better?

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Basking on the beach

Make room for a day at the beach and try kayaking, stand-up paddle surfing, snorkeling, beach volleyball and soccer, dinghy sailing or any of the alternatives available at Punta Cana’s incredible beaches. Are you feeling a bit worn out? Then grab your favorite book and lounge on a hammock or a comfortable sunbed.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Flavors of the world

Travel around the world guided by your taste buds: México Lindo and Santa Fe Steak House in Barceló Bávaro Palace, Via Veneto and Tokyo in Occidental Caribe, D’Oriental and Las Reses in Occidental Punta Cana, etc. There are many options to choose from.

10:00 PM

Don’t stop the party!

You should go out and party a bit while on vacation, right? And if you visit one of the great temples of pachanga in Punta Cana, like Coco Bongo Show & Disco, then even better. The show, which you will love, brings more than 40 artists onto the stage.

Itinerary day 5

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In-room breakfast

After a night of partying, what could be better than breakfast in bed? Call your hotel’s room service and kick off the day by treating yourself to a quiet morning.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pamper your body and mind

Continue along the path of wellness, health and beauty at the U-Spa in Barceló Bávaro Palace, a state-of-the-art facility with all types of treatments. Barceló Bávaro Beach, Occidental Caribe and Occidental Punta Cana also have a vast number of options with which to pamper your body and mind.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sea views

Miles of white sand are an enticing invitation for you to take a stroll on the beach at sunset as you gaze at the Caribbean’s gorgeous water. Explore Bávaro Beach, El Cortesito Beach and Arena Gorda Beach, and let yourself be captivated by their incredible beauty.

10:00 PM

A farewell evening in the casino

Add the finishing touch to an unforgettable vacation by trying your luck. Casino Bávaro at Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is ready and waiting to deal you a hand for Texas Hold’em or Blackjack, to play on its more than 150 slot machines, to check out a live show and more. Roll the dice!

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