Prepare for your next trip to the Dominican Republic with these top tips for 7 great Punta Cana family excursions.
When traveling with the family on tropical beach vacations, it’s always important to plan some family-friendly activities outside of the resort. In Punta Cana, there are several great tours that will prove to be fun and safe for the entire family. Amstar’s local expert Cewil Ramirez presents the top 7 Punta Cana activities to thrill young and old alike.
7 Punta Cana Family-Friendly Activities
Punta Cana is a vibrant destination that has it all. Vibrant, white-sand beaches, world-class golf-courses, historic and cultural excursions, thrilling adventure activities and all-inclusive full-day tours for an unforgettable Caribbean vacation. But when traveling with the family, not all activities are the right fit for everyone.
Here are some things to consider when planning a family excursion:
- Height, weight, age and health restrictions
- Total excursion time, including travel to and from the resort
- Type of activity: adventure, nature, aquatic, etc
- Each family member’s personal interests
To make things easier for your next trip to Punta Cana, take a look at our suggestions of the top 7 family-friendly excursions in Dominican Republic.
This amazing excursion will take the entire family aboard a glass-bottom catamaran to the world-famous Marinarium Punta Cana Snorkeling Cruise where both young and young at heart will have a chance to see and swim with nurse sharks and stingrays in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. Kids and adults will be able to marvel at the fish making their way through the water. The waist-deep crystal clear water is the perfect depth for first-time snorkelers.
A full day at Scape Park in Punta Cana means you and your family get to enjoy an exciting landscape and a combination of three fun activities that will suit every taste. The choice is yours between zip lining, swimming in fresh water sinkholes and horseback riding. Spread out over 247 acres, there are breathtaking jungle views and action-packed activities in equal measure.
Would you like an eagle’s-eye view of beautiful Dominican landscapes? Then the Punta Cana Zip Line Tour is a perfect way to challenge your level of bravado as you ‘fly’ over gorgeous mountain scenery. Zoom from platform to platform throughout the amazing jungle as you explore the Punta Cana countryside by air.
If you came to the Dominican Republic to get closer to nature and enjoy a unique tropical environment, you won’t want to miss Monkey Land. This 5-acre nature sanctuary in Punta Cana will let you and your family pet, hold and interact with friendly squirrel monkeys, as well as sample locally-grown coffee and cocoa. There’s plenty of time to monkey around on this outing!
Prepare for a dolphin adventure that will bring you closer to these inspiring creatures in Punta Cana. Be nothing short of amazed by their agility, inquisitiveness and all-round intelligence as they perform tricks and interact with you in waist-high water by holding hands, hugging and even getting a kiss!
This 4×4 XRT vehicle and catamaran tour in Punta Cana combines a high-octane, all-terrain adventure with a luxury sail along the tranquil waters of the Caribbean. This excursion also includes peaceful swims in a freshwater lagoon and a natural pool in the sea, plus lunch on the beach. Whether you prefer to rev it up or wind it down, you’ll get the best of both on this perfect combination of land and sea.
Travel by speedboat and catamaran to experience white sands and plenty of natural beauty along the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic with an unforgettable Saona Island tour. This is more than a simple trip to the beach. You’ll also enjoy activities such as volleyball, swimming in a natural pool with starfish, and plenty of dancing and music aboard the boat.