Punta Cana Activities for Adults: Fun Things to Do Without the Kids

Couple walking on the sand

Are you planning a girls trip or vacation without the kids to Punta Cana in the near future? Do you need ideas for fun things to do when you’re not relaxing on the beach or swimming in the warm waters? Below are just a few of the many activities and day trips that are available to make your trip even more memorable.

Coco Bongo

Inside of Coco Bongo

The club scene in Punta Cana is a lot of fun, but cannot compare to the spectacle that is Coco Bongo. This club is well known in the Caribbean, especially Cancun, Mexico. The spirited party event that takes place there encompasses up to 12 shows per night in the high season.

Expect to be entertained by professional dancers, celebrity entertainers, and trapeze artists, while enjoying unlimited cocktails and music spun by world-class DJs. If you love parties and nightlife, you don’t want to miss out on one of the best night spots in Punta Cana.

Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

Marinarium bote

This half-day tour takes you out to the Marinarium; a marine life sanctuary in the middle of the ocean. You will travel in a glass bottom boat along the Punta Cana coastline, observing a variety of colorful fishes and other aquatic life.

The marinarium experience includes swimming with nurse sharks and stingrays. A short cruise will follow with snacks, an open bar, and dancing. The final stop will be an area where you can go swimming or just relax with a cocktail.

Zipline Canopy Tour

One person ziplining

Zip lining is a fun activity for those that love an adrenaline rush. This is a half-day tour take takes you out to the forest surrounding Punta Cana. You can take in awesome views of the countryside from various angles.

Some zip line courses extend up to 4,300 feet, with trips across cables up to 2,500 feet in length. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Not to worry. Companies employ experienced guides that will be with you throughout your adventures.

Bavaro Splash Speed Boats

Bavaro Splash Speed Boats

Another fun activity for adrenaline junkies is racing through the ocean waters in a speedboat. There is an age requirement for this activity; you have to be at least 18 years old if you want to take the wheel.

This is just a small part of the excursion as it also includes what is known as SNUBA diving, which is a combination of snorkeling and diving. This allows you to not only swim and explore the shallow areas; you are also able to choose the depth of exploration when diving, even so far as exploring the ocean floor while attached to a 20 feet long oxygen hose.


People surfing

Surfing is another water activity that is available in Punta Cana due to its location in relation to the Atlantic Ocean. Waves are excellent in this area for both beginners and experts.

There’s a good surfing school called Macao Surf Camp in the area. They teach beginners, as well as those looking to hone their skills. Board rentals are also available at the school.

HorsePlay Tours Punta Cana

People riding horse on the beach

This full day tour is a great combination of different activities that provide a well-rounded outing. It’s like many different tours rolled into one. You will travel through several local villages while being educated about the culture of Dominicans, which includes their various customs, traditions, and history.

Then you will go zip lining and horseback riding. Other activities include sampling locally made coffee and chocolate. At the end of the day, you can sit and relax while enjoying an authentic Dominican meal.

Tours and day trips are often the best and most efficient way to get the most out of what a place has to offer. You will also meet new people and learn more about the culture, which is an added bonus.

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