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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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74 Tours and Activities to Experience Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro)

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Private event for 25 people-Punta CanaSkip-the-Line Tours

Private event for 25 people-Punta Cana

Npdaudio: We are a leading company in the entertainment market with everything related to sound Assembly, lighting, artists ' and DJ's booking. Mission: To offer our clients an optimal service of high quality, putting all our efforts and efficiency in order to meet all the needs successfully.
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Four Adventures: Parasailing, Snorkeling Cruise, Sharks & Rays from Punta CanaSnorkeling

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 TourSnorkeling

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 to 4 hours
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Punta Cana Shark & Rays Encounter, Snorkel, Natural Pool by Glass Bottom BoatDay Cruises

Punta Cana Shark & Rays Encounter, Snorkel, Natural Pool 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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Punta Cana Off-Road Dune Buggy Adventure, & Amazing River Cave Full-day Tours

Punta Cana Off-Road Dune Buggy Adventure, & Amazing River 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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Half-Day Tour: Parasailing & Snorkeling Cruise from Punta CanaSnorkeling

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 to 6 hours
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Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana with Hotel Pick-upNature and Wildlife

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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Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta CanaDay Trips

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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Private Luxury Snorkel Cruise:Coral Reef & Natural Swimming Pool from Punta CanaDay Cruises

Private Luxury Snorkel Cruise:Coral Reef & Natural Swimming Pool from Punta Cana

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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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  • 4 hours
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Snorkeling Glass Bottom Boat, Sharks & Stingrays & Natural Pool from Punta CanaNature and Wildlife

Snorkeling Glass Bottom Boat, Sharks & Stingrays & 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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Punta Cana SeaquariumHalf-day Tours

Punta Cana Seaquarium

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Seaquarium is an easy and fun way to get to know the world at the bottom of the sea: It's as easy as walking and breathing underwater without getting your hair wet, putting on a helmet connected to an air outlet! You will discover an abandoned submarine, different species of reefs, and a great variety of colorful fish. You will also enjoy a fun party aboard a modern Catamaran with tropical music, drinks on board and live entertainment provided by our crew. One of our professional divers will be present at all times, to ensure your safety. This incredible experience was designed for the participation of children 120 cm tall and up. You can swim and snorkel with sharks and stingrays at Dolphin Island Park, our park located in the middle of the ocean. Then you will enjoy a fun show of sea lions, the participants of the excursion, you will receive a mustache kiss from our intelligent Leon Marino Wally.
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Punta Cana Parasailing AdventureParasailing

Punta Cana Parasailing Adventure

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Parasail over the Punta Cana/Bavaro coastline during this 40-minute activity departing from Punta Cana. Benefit from the expertise of experienced instructors and fly to heights between 100 and 250 feet (30 to 76 meters). Get breathtaking views of the beaches, turquoise waters and sprawling resorts that line the shore while tandem with a friend or on your own. Bring sunscreen, a bathing suit and a sense of adventure.
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Two Great Adventures: Parasailing and Shopping Experience from Punta CanaShopping Tours

Two Great Adventures: Parasailing 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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Punta Cana Catamaran Party Boat with Water Slide and Open BarDay Trips

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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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from BavaroDay Trips

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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Cayo Levantado the Bacardi Island Full Day TourDay Trips

Cayo Levantado the Bacardi Island Full Day Tour

Set sail to a paradisal island aboard a luxury catamaran on this tour to Cayo Levantado from Bavaro. Unlimited rum and soft drinks on board the catamaran make for a festive ride, and free time upon arrival lets you enjoy the picture-perfect beach your way. Dig into an included lunch buffet before returning back to Bavaro.
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  • 10 hours
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Horseback Riding on the Beach in Punta Cana (One Hour)Bus Tours

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Punta Cana (One Hour)

Amble along Punta Cana's shoreline on horseback during this outdoor adventure tour. All instruction and equipment will be provided, so even beginners can enjoy the experience. The guide will remain with you the entire time to ensure your safety and comfort as well as provide commentary. Take the chance to hop off the horse and go for a swim if you wish.
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Bayahibe La Romana Discovery Full Day TourDay Trips

Bayahibe La Romana Discovery Full Day Tour

Learn how Dominican rum is made from cane to cup on this tour of a sugarcane field from Bavaria. Not only do you see a traditional sugarcane mill, but you also learn how cigars are rolled. Then, take a horseback ride through the mountains to reach a typical village where you stop to sample fresh coffee, cacao, and tropical fruits.
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  • 9 hours
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Hennessy Cruise Only Adult Hip-Hop Party BoatCocktail Tastings

Hennessy Cruise Only Adult Hip-Hop Party Boat

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This exclusive, private and Only Adults party boat cruise is  only for people who love Hip Hop and R&B music and drink Henny & Ciroc while enjoying an exciting cruise under the tropical sun! We will cruise along the Punta Cana coastline with splendid views of locals hotels, white sands and swaying palm trees! Our live Dj will play your favorite hits because you'll choose the playlist for your tour! A minimum of 12 people is required to arrange a tour
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Catamaran Booze Cruise: Snorkel, Natural Pool & Typical Dominican Food Snorkeling

Catamaran Booze Cruise: Snorkel, Natural Pool & Typical Dominican Food

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Explore the coast of Punta Cana aboard a luxurious catamaran on this festive half-day cruise. Snorkel along a reef filled with tropical fish and coral and enjoy scenic ocean views, then let loose at a beach party with music and dancing. Typical Dominican snacks and an unlimited open bar are included.
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Half Day Catamaran & SnorkelingHalf-day Tours

Half Day Catamaran & Snorkeling

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Great music, friendly people, tropical cocktails, white sands, palm trees...this half-day catamaran cruise has all the makings of a splendid adventure. Enjoy fresh fruit, nachos, and an unlimited open bar as you cruise the Punta Cana coastline. Snorkeling gear is included and you’ll also visit a unique natural pool.
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Speed Boats & Snorkeling with Natural Pool in Punta Cana (Half Day)Bus Tours

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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Private Punta Cana Half Day Trip: Snorkeling Cruise, Natural Pool & Virgen BeachHalf-day Tours

Private Punta Cana Half Day Trip: Snorkeling Cruise, Natural Pool & 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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Horseback Riding on the BeachNature and Wildlife

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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Party Boat Cruise Bus Tours

Party Boat Cruise

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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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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 74 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 74 Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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