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5 Highly Unique Activities Best Experienced In Punta Cana This Summer

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Punta Cana is all the rage among travelers this year, as the coastal destination tops the charts as one of the most popular destinations for Americans this summer.

Punta Cana white sand beach and palm trees

Travelers flocking to the coastal city this year are in for a treat, as the Dominican Republic’s leading resort hotspot is a hub for all sorts of unique activities. 

From exploring its idyllic beaches and adventurous aquatic experiences to its rustic countryside, here are 5 unique Punta Cana activities you don’t want to miss this summer.

Travelers on a Miches white-sand beach

Experience ‘Resortainment’ – A New Resort Philosophy 

Many travelers are familiar with all-inclusive resorts and the amenities they offer – outdoor pools, 24/7 room service, and so on. But few have experienced resortainment, a brand-new hospitality philosophy that several Punta Cana resorts are starting to offer.

Leading the pack is Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá, a massive, cutting-edge resort-theme park complex where entertainment is king. Aside from having some of the city’s most lavish rooms, the vast undertaking boasts access to the Caribbean’s first and largest theme park, Katmandu Park.

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Entrance area to Katmandu Park in Punta Cana
Image courtesy of: Falcon’s Resort by Meliá

Travelers staying at the 5-star resort can enjoy all the amenities of a traditional resort with the addition of new exciting entertainment experiences.

Immerse Yourself In Dominican Culture With This Tour

While Punta Cana may lack the bustling culture found in other Dominican cities, travelers can book one of several tours that allow guests to experience the country’s rich traditions and warm hospitality. 

This top-rated countryside safari tour offers a unique glimpse of Dominican culture, with cigar rolling, coffee, and fruit tasting, as well as a filling buffet lunch all included. 

Woman at bavaro beach in dominican republic

At just $91 per person, the tour is one of the best ways to see the Dominican Republic outside of Punta Cana’s towering resorts. 

Party Like There’s No Tomorrow In A Cave

Punta Cana is one of the few places in the world where travelers can enjoy the local nightlife in a one-of-a-kind setting – inside a cave. Imagine Punta Cana is a world-famous party venue that is situated entirely underground. 

Popular among travelers and locals alike, this party experience is unlike any other. Offering a range of tickets from the National Open Bar, which start at $50 per person to the VIP Table tickets at a whopping $480 per person, Imagine Punta Cana is suitable for all party lovers.

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Tickets include free parking and an open bar, and guests can also add transportation on top of their tickets. Travelers can see the establishment’s events schedule online

Try This Adrenaline-Inducing Experience

After enjoying Punta Cana’s relaxing beaches, why not shake things up with some fun? The coastal resort town is the perfect hub for all sorts of extreme – but safe – sports that are fun for the whole family.

A traveler on a zipline in a Punta Cana jungle

For a unique Punta Cana experience, try this 6-hour ziplining tour that takes guests flying above the Dominican Republic’s lush rainforest, all while admiring its exotic wildlife. Don’t worry – a local guide accompanies guests at all times, making for a safe and pleasant experience. 

Plunge Into The Depths Of Punta Cana’s Blue Waters

Snorkeling and scuba diving are classics best enjoyed in Punta Cana’s stunning azure waters. From beginners to experts, the coastal destination is the perfect spot for getting in the water and admiring exotic marine wildlife and stunning reefs.

A diver admiring coral reefs in Punta Cana

Experienced travelers can enjoy water-based activities in Macao and Bávaro beach, although beginners should book lessons at one of Punta Cana’s many top-rated diving centers, such as Ultra Marine Divers, which offers a range of tours.

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