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How to Spend 2 Days in Punta Cana

How to Spend 2 Days in Punta Cana

With two days to spend in Punta Cana, situated at the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, you’ll have enough time to soak up the sun at the beach, get out on the water, explore the island’s interior, and experience some authentic Dominican culture. Here are some ideas for how to spend your 48 hours.

Day 1: Adventure in Paradise

Morning: Take advantage of the cooler morning hours with an outdoor adventure on land; you’ll have plenty to choose from. Go horseback riding along the Punta Cana River, zipline through the lush rain forest canopy, get behind the wheel of a dune buggy to explore the countryside, or look for squirrel monkeys in the mountains of Anamuya.

Afternoon: As the day begins to warm up, beat the heat by heading to one of Punta Cana’s many stellar beaches for some fun in the sun. Spend time relaxing on the white sand, or opt for a guided activity, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, or cruising through the warm Caribbean waters.

Night: Now that you’ve experienced Punta Cana’s outdoor appeal, find out what makes its nightlife legendary with an evening of dancing and drinking at one of the area’s best nightclubs. Leave the driving to someone else, and enjoy an all-you-can-drink open bar as you dance the night away to live music or a spinning DJ.

Day 2: Dominican Culture

Morning: It would be a shame to visit Punta Cana without experiencing the Dominican Republic outside the resort. Use your second day on the island to get a taste of local culture with a tour through the countryside. Meet locals as you visit coffee and chocolate plantations, schools, churches, and a beach popular with island residents.

Afternoon: If there’s one thing Dominicans love to do above all else, it’s surf. This afternoon, make the beach your classroom during a private or small-group surfing lesson, whether you’re catching your first wave or polishing your skills. Alternatively, opt for an afternoon spa treatment at one of the area’s resorts.

Night: Finish off your exploration of Dominican culture with an evening cooking class. Get hands-on as you learn to make traditional dishes such as sancocho, a traditional soup, from a local chef. You’ll walk away with some new recipes and a greater appreciation for the culinary culture of Punta Cana.

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Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkeyland, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. Ride a safari truck on this half-day tour through local coffee and cacao plantations, then visit the monkey sanctuary and its botanical gardens. Learn about the local farmers' organic farming methods, sample local coffee or hot chocolate, and see and feed 20 monkeys that have been raised to be comfortable around people. Round-trip transportation from Bavaro and Punta Cana hotels is included.
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  • 5 hours
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Zipline Adventure in Punta Cana

Zipline Adventure in Punta Cana

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Fly through the rain forest canopy on some of the Caribbean's longest ziplines. Traverse from platform to platform in the forest across 12 cables, set side by side so that you can zip with a partner. Expert adventure guides give a safety briefing and perform a full safety check before you fly. Along the way, look out for native flora and fauna in the tropical forest.
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  • 5 hours
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Punta Cana Parasailing Tour

Punta Cana Parasailing Tour

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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 one of the most experienced parasail companies in the Dominican Republic, wiith over 60,000 flights since 2001. Get breathtaking views of the beaches, turquoise waters and sprawling resorts that line the shore while flying hundreds of feet in the air. Bring sunscreen, a bathing suit and a sense of adventure.
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Cultural Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Get to know the Dominican Republic that exists outside the gates of the resorts on this guided cultural tour from Punta Cana. Learn about the lifestyles of local residents through a stop at a local family's plantation to see coffee and chocolate production. Visit a local school, a butterfly garden, the famous Higuey Basilica, and Macao Beach. Dominican buffet lunch and open bar provided.
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  • 8 hours
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