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Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) Tours

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Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro)
In Punta Cana, an idyllic resort town on the Dominican Republic’s east coast, all roads lead to Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro). Visitors flock to this beach not just for its aquamarine waters, white-sand strip, and coconut palm forest, but also for its abundance of fun—from water activities to watering holes.

The Basics
The roughly seven-mile (14-kilometer) stretch of Bavaro Beach offers much more than just sunbathing and sipping piña coladas—although these are excellent options. Take advantage of Bavaro’s popularity and ease of access by sailing the day away on a catamaran tour or booze cruise, snorkeling at offshore coral reefs, or parasailing or windsurfing over the crystal-clear water. Those looking to stay dry can opt for a dune buggy adventure along the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts, play a few rounds at a beachfront golf course, or take in the views from a helicopter tour over the Dominican Republic’s southeastern tip. Nearby attractions such as Macao Beach and Catalina Island make for easy and popular day tours from Bavaro as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bavaro Beach tends to attract large crowds, but its long expanse makes it easy to spread out.
  • Bavaro hosts the most visitor amenities, resorts, and restaurants of all the beaches in Punta Cana.
  • Most accommodations and services are located only a few blocks—at most—from the water.

How to Get There
Bavaro Beach is a 20-minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport; book an airport arrival transfer for peace of mind, or hop on a shuttle. Those arriving from Santo Domingo can choose to make the three-hour drive themselves, hire a local driver, or take a bus. Taxis within and around Bavaro are plentiful, and the beach itself is free and accessible to the public, although large portions are reserved for resort guests.

When to Get There
High season runs from December to March and from July to August, but to avoid the spring break and summer crowds, consider visiting between April and June or between September and December. Budget travelers will like Bavaro beach during these times due to the plentiful deals on accommodations and activities. Warm weather year-round means that the beach is always available.

Where to Stay
Luxury hotels and resorts flood the Punta Cana area, and Bavaro Beach is no exception. Opt for an all-inclusive resort for guaranteed entertainment in the form of night clubs, swimming pools, hot tubs, restaurants, and recreational facilities, all in the same place. Budget options such as vacation home rentals and B&Bs are ideal for those who want to experience local culture and explore all that the town of Bavaro has to offer.


Address: Plaza Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Admission: Free
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78 Tours and Activities to Experience Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro)

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Private event for 25 people-Punta Cana

Private event for 25 people-Punta Cana

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  • 4 hours
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Punta Cana Off-Road Dune Buggy Adventure and Amazing Water Cave

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Punta Cana Off-Road Dune Buggy Adventure and Amazing Water Cave

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Explore the highlights of Punta Cana in a thrilling half-day off-road dune buggy adventure. The caravan-style tour is perfect as a family outdoor adventure or introduction to the region for first-time visitors. Led by a guide, you’ll visit an organic farm to taste some Dominican coffee and chocolate, swim in a cenote, and pose at Macao Beach and Farallon to capture those timeless photographs to take home.
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  • 4 hours
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$55.00
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Four Adventures: Parasailing, Snorkeling Cruise, Sharks & Rays from Punta Cana

Four Adventures: Parasailing, Snorkeling Cruise, Sharks & Rays from Punta Cana

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Experience the thrill of multiple adventures on this epic tour from Punta Cana. Relax aboard a double-decker catamaran, discover wonders of the sea, and enjoy close encounters with marine life. Snorkel in a spectacular barrier reef surrounded by tropical fish and experience a marine show complete with sharks and stingrays. This popular tour option includes unlimited drinks on the best party boat around and is perfect for fun with family and friends. After you get a taste of life underwater, explore it from above with a thrilling parasail above the water!
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  • 6 hours
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Punta Cana Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour

Punta Cana Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour

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Set sail on the crystal blue waters surrounding Punta Cana on this small-group experience that's limited to just 16 guests. Swim in a nature reserve, snorkel in the seas and enjoy drinks aboard your comfortable catamaran. Relax in one of the boat's hammocks and let the crew paper you with strong tropical cocktails. Anchor in a sandbar and enjoy beverages from a floating bar as part of this wonderful water experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat

Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat

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Get a window into the Caribbean's underwater world without getting your feet wet during this 3-hour glass-bottom boat tour. Listen to music and sip drinks from the open bar as you journey, stopping to visit a natural pool. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Half-Day Punta Cana Private Catamaran: Snorkeling, Natural Pool and Virgen Beach

Half-Day Punta Cana Private Catamaran: Snorkeling, Natural Pool and Virgen Beach

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Sail over the aquamarine waters off Punta Cana aboard a double-decker catamaran during this 3-hour excursion. Watch for dolphins playing in the waves off the bow of the ship as you cruise, and when the boat docks, hop off to explore the underwater world. Don the provided mask, fins and snorkel to swim with the tropical fish in and around the vibrant coral reefs. Back on board, get to know your friendly captain and crew while you munch on provided snacks and sip domestic drinks from the open bar. Stop at the natural pool in Bavaro for another cool dip before returning to your starting point. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Bavaro

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Bavaro

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Explore one of Dominican Republic's most beautiful underwater worlds not his full-day Catalina Island snorkeling tour from Punta Cana. Travel from Bavaro to Catalina and take a dip in stunning turquoise waters. Enjoy drinks from the open bar onboard the boat and a Dominican feast prepared by a local chef. Round trip hotel transport is included in this tour that leaves travelers feeling like VIP guests.
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  • 9 hours
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Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana with Hotel Pick-up

Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana with Hotel Pick-up

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Get a bird’s-eye-view of one of Dominican Republic’s most-popular destinations on this Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana. You’ll soar over the country’s southeastern beaches and check out the spot where the stunning Caribbean Sea meets the cold Atlantic Ocean. Choose from a 10 to 40 minute experience, which includes Bavarao Beach, Bavaro Lagoon, Uvero Alto Beach or Macao Beach, depending on the duration of your tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Tour: Parasailing & Snorkeling Cruise from Punta Cana

Half-Day Tour: Parasailing & Snorkeling Cruise from Punta Cana

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Parasail 500 feet (150 meters) above the coast of Punta Cana, then go snorkeling off a party boat during this thrilling excursion. Don a safety harness and ascend into the sky, getting panoramic views of the spectacular Dominican coastline. Then, board a catamaran and set sail for a local snorkeling spot, diving in to swim with tropical fish among coral reefs. Sip drinks from the onboard open bar and stop at a natural swimming pool for a relaxing dip in the warm water. All equipment, snacks, drinks, and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana are included.
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  • 5 hours
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Small Group all inclusive Snorkeling Cruise at Punta Cana with Private Beach

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Small Group all inclusive Snorkeling Cruise at Punta Cana with Private Beach

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Charter a catamaran to explore the coast off Punta Cana with your friends and family on this 4-hour private excursion. Dive off the boat to interact with gentle stingrays or snorkel alongside schools of tropical fish and magnificent coral reefs. Stop at the natural swimming pool to relax and take in the scenery. Sip domestic drinks from the open bar while listening to music, dancing and playing games with your group. Choose between two boats. Use of snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are provided.
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  • 5 hours
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$819.49
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Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Experience the diversity of Dominican countryside in an open-air safari-style vehicle during this guided tour from Punta Cana. Venture into the Anamuya Mountains, explore an old sugar plantation, watch locals hand-roll cigars and relax on the white sands of Macao Beach. There’s even time to horseback ride and savor a typical buffet lunch before visiting a Dominican family on this tour that showcases some of Dominican Republic’s rural character. All activities, tastings, lunch and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Great Sea Adventures: Parasailing, Snorkel Cruise, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter

Great Sea Adventures: Parasailing, Snorkel Cruise, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter

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Go parasailing high above the coastline, then have an encounter with docile stingrays during this outdoor adventure in Punta Cana. Strap in to a safety harness and take off from the deck of a speedboat, ascending into the sky for panoramic views of the Cortesito-Bavaro coastline. Then visit a natural pool in the ocean where docile stingrays and harmless nurse sharks will swim around you. Use of parasailing and snorkeling equipment and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Parasailing Adventure and Shopping Experience from Punta Cana

Parasailing Adventure and Shopping Experience from Punta Cana

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Parasail above Punta Cana's aquamarine waters during this 1-hour adventure. Fly 500 feet (152 meters) in the air while securely strapped in to a safety harness. Get views of the sandy coastline, the expansive ocean and look out for marine life swimming below you. After your aerial adventure, go shopping at a local store featuring goods handmade in the Dominican Republic, perfect for souvenirs. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is provided.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool

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Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool

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Combine several activities in a single tour, with all the details arranged ahead of time, during this catamaran package from Punta Cana. Step aboard a double-decker catamaran and cruise out along the coast of Punta Cana, enjoying the views before engaging in activities such as snorkeling, swimming in the natural pool, and learning about stingrays and sharks at a marine park. An open bar and live music complete the experience, providing a party atmosphere.
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  • 5 hours
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Glass Bottom Boat, Snorkeling, Sharks & Rays and Natural Pool from Punta Cana

Glass Bottom Boat, Snorkeling, Sharks & Rays and Natural Pool from Punta Cana

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Get a peek at the Dominican Republic's rich marine life without getting wet during this 3-hour excursion aboard a glass bottom boat. See clusters of colorful coral and schools of fish darting under you; opt to use the provided snorkeling gear for a more in-depth look. Learn about the marine flora and fauna from your local guides. Stop at a natural swimming pool for a dip and an opportunity to purchase drinks at the swim-up bar. Back on board the boat, toast your trip with some Mamajuana, the locals' favorite drink. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Punta Cana Small Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Trip

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Punta Cana Small Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Trip

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Explore the waters around Punta Cana aboard a catamaran on this carefully-curated tour. Spend a half-day (select from morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule) taking in the coastal scenery around Cabeza de Toro Natural Reserve, then don the provided snorkeling gear to explore the underwater world. You can also try out the boat's slide toboggan or just relax on board and soak up the sun's rays. The boat is limited to 27 guests, leaving space to roam around as you please!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Party Boat Cruise from Punta Cana

Party Boat Cruise from Punta Cana

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Watch the sunset from the water aboard this party boat cruise. Without a doubt, one of the most popular excursions in DR, this evening boat ride includes tropical cocktails, music, festive company and more. Dance the night away or spend some time at a nearby sandbar, where you'll mingle with other guests amid island vibes.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Punta Cana Catamaran Party Boat with Water Slide and Open Bar

Punta Cana Catamaran Party Boat with Water Slide and Open Bar

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Enjoy views of the Dominican Republic's east coast aboard a catamaran cruise from Punta Cana. Relax on board the boat and sip drinks from the open bar or take a turn on the water slide. Slip on provided snorkeling gear for a guided snorkeling tour of some of the area's best reefs at Cabeza de Toro. Snacks and fresh fruit provided.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Glass Bottom Boat and Stingray Bay Encounter from Punta Cana

Private Glass Bottom Boat and Stingray Bay Encounter from Punta Cana

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Get crystal-clear views of the Dominican Republic's underwater world during this 3-hour private glass bottom boat tour. Go snorkeling at one of the island's stop sites, slipping on the provided gear to see vibrant coral reefs inhabited by schools of tropical fish. Visit a marine park that's home to gentle stingrays. Listen to island rhythms and sip the local drink, mamajuana, during your return trip to the marina. This private excursion is customizable and ensures personalized attention from your crew. Open bar on board the boat and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 5 hours
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$299.00
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Horseback Riding on the Beach

Horseback Riding on the Beach

The journey with these fantastic animals begins in the area of Uvero Alto, in northern Punta Cana. (Unlike Bavaro, where the majority of the hotels are located, in Uvero Alto, nature dominates and you will only see a few small towns and hotels here). You will be picked up at your hotel in an open-air truck, which allows you to see, feel, and smell the authentic Dominican countryside on your way to the Horse Ranch. Once on your horse, you will pass through small villages, sugar cane fields, and rice plantations, getting a glimpse of the Dominican lifestyle. You will also ride on the coast of the stunning Dominican Sea.
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  • 2 hours 3 minutes
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Shopping Tour (Cigars and chocolate factory, souvenirs, rum, coffee)

Shopping Tour (Cigars and chocolate factory, souvenirs, rum, coffee)

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Mundo Autentico (Authentic World) is small shopping place for the visitors in search of authentic and genuine products of the Dominican Republic - Larimar, Amber, Crafts, Paintings, Coffee, Cocoa, Rum, Mamajuana and other typical products of the island. The Mundo Autentico facility is open and available to people staying at resorts in the Punta Cana area. In most cases, they will provide free transportation from your resort as well as free return transportation to your resort. (Be aware of several bad reviews qualifying Mundo Autentico as a tourist trap and experiences such as waiting for transport back much longer than 2 hours, overpriced items, rude staff in shops, guard that doesn't allow to go out to nearby shopping places to purchase same items for less money, etc. It is not bad service in general, but apparently it happens.)
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Punta Cana Photo Shoot with a Personal Travel Photographer

Punta Cana Photo Shoot with a Personal Travel Photographer

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Get a unique souvenir of your time in Punta Cana is and take part in a photo shoot with your own personal travel photographer. Get access to a private online gallery where you can download your photos. - Take part in a private photo shoot with your own personal travel photographer. - Get a unique souvenir of your trip to Punta Cana. - Receive access to your own private online gallery. - Benefit from your photographer's knowledge of the local area. Includes: - Your own personal photographer for your group. - Photo shoot at locations arranged as per your requirements. - Professionally edited photos within 5 working days of the shoot via an online gallery. Access to an online gallery where you can download your photos for free. What’s Not Included Food and drinks. Travel costs. Any admission fees (if applicable).
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Snorkeling Party Boat and Natural Pool in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Snorkeling Party Boat and Natural Pool in Punta Cana (Half Day)

This is a great snorkeling trip to enjoy with the family with fun animation on board. Half day tour available everyday morning or afternoon shift.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Party Boat with Snorkeling in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Private Party Boat with Snorkeling in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Ready to enjoy a private booze cruise with your family and friends? Pleasant Tours offers the best service for your group, and you get the boat for yourselves. We take care of all the details, including picking you up from your hotel and escorting you directly to our boat where your fun trip begins. Spend your afternoon floating along the beautiful coast of Punta Cana, enjoying cocktails, music, and snorkeling! When we arrive at the natural pool, we anchor the boat so you can snorkel in our famous Caribbean waters, the ultimate highlight of your trip. The natural pool is one of the most scenic, popular destinations near Punta Cana, and you will marvel at its beauty and incredible snorkeling. Look for exotic coral and fish species.
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  • 4 hours
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Speed Boats & Snorkeling with Natural Pool in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Speed Boats & Snorkeling with Natural Pool in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Feel the adrenaline of driving your own speed boat along the coastline of Bavaro Beach and discover the underwater marine life and all of its fabulous treasures! and finally enjoy the sand bar natural pool before you head back to the resort.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 78 Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) costs USD 100.00. Guided Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) tours start around USD 100.00 per person. See all 78 Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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