Fun Things to Do for Your First Trip to Punta Cana

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Your first time in Punta Cana will definitely be a trip that you never forget. So why not fill it with fun activities that are perfect for first-time visitors? Whether you are looking for a thrilling or relaxing adventure (or both!) you will surely be able to find it in Punta Cana!

Take a Snorkeling Trip

If you are taking a small group of people with you to Punta Cana, the Punta Cana Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour is the perfect activity the whole group can enjoy!

On this tour, you will receive individualized attention from the guide since it is a small group tour! Additionally, you will snorkel near tropical fish habitats at Cabeza de Toro Natural Reserve.

There is sunny hammocks and shaded seating available on board to ensure that all passengers have a comfortable ride. The boat is stocked with an open bar to make sure that you stay hydrated on your trip and hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Take a Fun Day Trip

If you are looking for a fun and thrilling trip to take, look into the Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana. On this trip, you will visit Saona Island, a beautiful island in the blue Caribbean.


The island has an open bar and buffet lunch. Spend the day relaxing on the beach and swimming in the pristine blue waters. On the trip, you will have the opportunity to stop at a natural pool filled with starfish. You will be taking a speedboat to the island, so be ready for a thrilling ride!

Spend Time with Animals

Punta Cana has a variety of fun activities available if you enjoy spending time with animals. One of these activities is the Monkey Land Explorer and Zip Line from Punta Cana. In this experience, you will get to zip line and interact with playful squirrel monkeys!

You will hop on two of the Caribbean’s longest zip lines and take in a bird’s eye view of the luscious tropical landscapes below.

Another fun animal adventure is the Punta Cana River Horseback Riding and Zipline Tour. If you prefer to ride horses instead of playing with monkeys, this trip will allow you to do that and go ziplining!

This is a six-hour horseback and zip line adventure. You will ride on horseback through the Dominican Republic Countryside and can even upgrade your package to take part in a cattle drive along the Anamuya River. Lunch is provided and you will have the opportunity to sample cocoa on the farm you will visit! Hotel pick-up and drop-off are also included.

Spoil Yourself at the Spa

Woman receiving a massage

If you choose to fill your trip to Punta Cana with daily activities, you may end up a little tired and in need of some rejuvenation. If you are feeling like this, look into visiting a spa in Punta Cana.

There are many options to choose from, but reviewers on TripAdvisor rave about the Excellence Aqua Wellness Spa. To make an appointment you can either call or stop by. You should allow about an hour for the experience and are welcome to stay after your experience to use the facilities such as steam or sauna.

No matter which activity you choose to partake in during your trip, you will create memories that will last a lifetime. For the most convenience, be sure to book your activities before the trip or right when you arrive to ensure you get a time that works with your schedule.

Remeber to bring along your camera so that you can document these precious memories forever!

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