Despite the quieter low season, Punta Cana and countless other resort hotspots in the Dominican Republic have proven extremely popular with travelers this year, with many hotels reporting occupancy rates of well over 70%.
With so many travelers flocking to explore the Dominican Republic this year, many visitors are choosing to venture outside their all-inclusive resort to enjoy everything this tropical island has to offer.
From its splendid white-sand beaches to the hidden gems nestled amidst its lush rainforests, the Dominican Republic is one of the most versatile destinations this year.
A new report now shows that over half of all travelers booked a guided tour or excursion during their vacation in the Dominican Republic this year.
With travel numbers set to explode in the sunny destination this winter, here’s an overview of the trendiest tours with travelers right now in Punta Cana.
More Travelers Leaving Their Resorts to Explore Punta Cana
Punta Cana is undoubtedly the most popular resort hotspot for travelers in the Dominican Republic this year. Situated on the eastern tip of the island nation, this idyllic destination is home to dozens of all-inclusives, boasting outdoor pools, restaurants, and beach amenities.
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Despite the city’s excellent resorts – which can keep guests busy for days on end – more and more travelers are opting for guided tours and excursions to get a feel for the real Punta Cana.
A new report shows that this year, visitors are particularly keen on exploring Punta Cana beyond the resort. According to Brenda Morales, the head of Punta Cana’s tourism development agency, some 54% of travelers purchased a guided tour in Punta Cana in 2023.
With the Dominican Republic investing in new safety measures, visitors feel safer than ever before when it comes to enjoying the country’s vibrant culture, rich history, and diverse nature.
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According to the latest statistical overview, around 20% of all Punta Cana travelers book guided tours to Saona, the country’s most popular island. The stunning nature reserve is home to the Dominican Republic’s most pristine nature and some of the finest white-sand beaches.
This $80 per person tour of the remote island is among many that take travelers to one of the country’s most scenic locations. Covering multiple highlights, including a stop at a shallow lagoon, the tour is an excellent choice for those seeking a comprehensive nature experience.
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Visiting Santo Domingo’s old town is currently the second most popular activity with Punta Cana travelers. The country’s vibrant capital is the perfect alternative for travelers seeking authentic cultural and historical experiences.
Nearly 10% of Punta Cana visitors have booked a guided tour of the country’s capital this year, with that number expected to skyrocket as the destination climbs in popularity.
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Travelers can choose from a wide range of tours to explore the country’s historical capital, including this 10-hour day trip, covering nearly all of the city’s most important sights. At just $95 per person, it’s the perfect option for a hassle-free experience.
But visitors are also booking more adventurous tours, including zip line and hiking activities. The Dominican Republic is one of the most scenic destinations in the Caribbean, and Punta Cana is no exception.
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From the Hoyo Azul (Blue Hole) to Cayo Levantado in Samaná, travelers can find an excellent range of thrilling tours that combine beach, sun, and sea for a memorable experience.
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