What to Do in Punta Cana
Well, you've got your resort booked in Punta Cana so now its time to plan your stay in the Domincan Republic. If you stay on your resort the whole time you won't have the opportunity to truly experience all this beautiful country has to offer.
The first questions that may come to mind may be "Is it safe to travel off the resorts?" Trip Advisor has an article regarding this stating " Since 2006 Punta Cana has been reported as having one of the lowest crime rates in the world, mostly because of the low drug crime here." read full article here Violent crime is rare in the Dominican Republic and you should always use common sense as you would in any city of the world. Protect your belongings, don't carry large amounts of cash and avoid traveling at night. The Domincan people are very friendly and helpful and you should not be afraid to travel amongst them.
There are a large number of tours available in the Punta Cana area. Some of them you can reserve through your resorts and others you need to reserve directly through them. Your resort may tell you that it is unsafe to book with anyone other than their tour operators, however, keep in mind that they are getting a portion of your payment. I will try and list as many of the tours below that I can with their direct website address or contact information.
Macao Beach - This beach is a must see. It is one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere with a great surf that gets quieter the further along the beach that you go. If you keep an eye out, you might be able to see whales off in the distance. They have a few primitive restaurants set up along it where you can get freshly cooked fish or lobster that is done on a fogón which is an outdoor wood stove. The capitan (type of fish) is absolutely delicious. Caution should always be used when eating any food in the Dominican - eat only freshly cooked hot food and avoid any fresh produce unless it has been peeled or cooked. Of course these restaurants also have ice cold Presidente! There are also a few people selling souvenirs.
Country Adventure Half Day and Full Day Safari - the full day safari visits our ranch for lunch and a 20 minute horseback ride. This tour can be reserved in the resorts.
Outback Safari http://www.outbacksafari.com.do/ Half Day and Full Day Safari
Monster Truck Safari http://www.monstertrucksafari.com/ Full Day Safari
For a more personalized tour try Mike's Country Adventure http://www.puntacanamike.com/ These tours are smaller and more personalized than the the mega truck tours.
Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins at Manatee Parkhttp://www.manatipark.com/
Deep Sea Fishing
Mike's Marina http://mikesmarina.info/
Punta Cana Fishing Charters http://fishingpuntacana.com/
I will try to continually update this page to make this a great resource for Punta Cana Tours!