Things to Do When Traveling Solo to Punta Cana

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Traveling solo can seem like an intimidating process, but can really be the secret to a peaceful vacation. If you are planning a solo trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, we have a few ideas to inspire activities on your trip.

Stay at an Adults Only Resort

Frequent solo travelers on TripAdvisor recommend choosing an “adults only” resort. You may think that an “adults only” resort would be full of couples, but solo travelers often find it is easier to talk to couples than big families.

In addition to ease of conversation, it will also be nice to get a full nights sleep without hearing the toddler screaming in the room next to you.

Take a Day Trip

A nice element of traveling alone is the only person you have to plan around is yourself. Take advantage of this when you visit Punta Cana and book yourself a day trip. This is like a vacation while on vacation! Tripadvisor recommends a Day Trip to Saona Island and Altos de Chavon.

This trip includes a relaxing day on a white sandy beach and a traditional Dominican barbecue. Plus it includes an open bar!

Take a Day Cruise


The nice part about a day cruise when traveling solo is that you have the whole day to meet new people! This would be a great trip to take towards the beginning of the trip so you can potentially meet people that are staying at the same resort as you are!

A lot of day cruises like this one offer snorkeling and lunch with a bar on board. This is the perfect way to explore the depths of the crystal clear Punta Cana waters!

Unleash your Wild Side

Punta Cana offers lots of adventurous activities if you are looking to unleash your wild side. Dune Buggy adventures are just one of the activities that make this list. This is a great activity for your solo travels because you can go by yourself but still be a part of a guided tour.

Take yourself back to your childhood with the thrill of driving a dune buggy through the tropical Punta Cana! On this specific adventure, you will have the opportunity to see beaches, plantations, and farmland!

Embrace your Inner History Buff

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The Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana is a great way to embrace your inner history buff. This trip includes free pick up and drop off at your hotel, a lunch buffet, and a comprehensive tour of the city.

The tour is also led by an art historian so you will be sure to gain a lot of quality knowledge! This tour is a great one to take by yourself because you can immerse yourself in the history of the city without having to worry about anyone else!

Indulge in Me Time

The advantage of traveling by yourself is that you can enjoy all the time you have to yourself by doing whatever makes your heart happy. This may include sipping drinks and reading a novel by the pool or socializing with people you have not met before.

Regardless of the activities that you choose to partake in on your solo trip, be sure you take a few hours (at the minimum) to do something that makes YOU happy!

Regardless of the activities that you choose to participate in on your solo trip to Punta Cana, you will be sure to have the time of your life! Remember to take lots of photos so you can share your experiences with your friends or family when you get back!

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