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Things to do in Punta Cana
Hoyo Azul Punta Cana
About a 20-minute drive from the Punta Cana Airport (PUJ), Hoyo Azul Punta Cana is a unique blue cenote within Scape Park. Visitors and locals often come here to swim in the natural pool, which is surrounded by a rainforest rich in biodiversity. The cenote is about 45 feet deep, located at the bottom of a 246-foot tall limestone cliff. In order to get to the refreshing, hidden oasis, visitors will have to cross a suspension bridge and hike past a variety of flora and fauna.
Downtown Punta Cana (Bavaro)
In addition to the stunning resorts and impressive natural beauty of the island, downtown Punta Cana (or Bavaro) is renowned for its lively nightlife and world-famous dolphinarium. The Bavaro area is also home to the BlueMall Punta Cana, which is a large shopping center with several amazing restaurants.
Monkeyland Punta Cana
Just over an hour drive from the Punta Cana Airport (PUJ), Monkeyland Punta Cana is a popular attraction for many. You’ll feel your surroundings transform around you as you drive into the lush countryside. Monkeyland is home to expertly trained monkeys that safely interact with guests and guides that navigate you through information on this species.
Punta Cana Travel Tips
Time Zone: Atlantic Time Zone
Passport Required: Yes
Languages Spoken: Spanish and English
Power: Standard U.S. Plug
Currency: Dominican Peso
Transportation: Taxis are widely available, but you can also rent a car with your vacation package. After you’ve selected your flight, hotel and room type, simply click “add a car” to see all the rental options that best suit you and/or your party.