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Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) Tours and Activities

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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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52 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

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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  • 4 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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Discovery Package: Snorkeling Cruise and Dune buggy Adventure At Punta Cana

Discovery Package: Snorkeling Cruise and Dune buggy Adventure At Punta Cana

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Ride a 4x4 buggy through the Dominican countryside, then board a catamaran to explore the azure waters during this combination tour from Punta Cana. Stop at an country farm to see how chocolate, cinnamon and coffee are harvested and processed, then continue to the white sand Macao Beach. Board a double-Decker catamaran to cruise the turquoise waters offshore. Don the provided snorkel equipment and jump in to swim with schools of tropical fish. If you wish, there is the option to schedule these activities on two separate days.
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  • 8 hours
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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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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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Punta Cana Small Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Trip

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

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

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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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  • 2 hours
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Punta Cana Margaritas Party Boat

Punta Cana Margaritas Party Boat

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You will be snorkeling in the bavaro beach shore with music and all inclusive open bar with fresh fruits and the best crew you will ever see.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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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
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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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Private Party Boat with Snorkeling in Punta Cana (Half Day)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Booze Cruise in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Booze Cruise in Punta Cana (Half Day)

We invite you to join the wildest booze cruise in Punta Cana for a day of sun, fun that definitely you won't forget! We pick you up straight from your hotel, depart from our dock and we head to a beautiful coral reef for snorkeling. After the snorkeling you will enjoy open bar, all you can drink, music and dancing on the boat and some snacks, as we head over to the natural swimming pool where we will serve more drinks on floating bars and the famous Dominican drink "Mamajuana" Great time 100% guaranteed!
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  • 3 hours
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Deep Sea Fishing in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Deep Sea Fishing in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Whether you are searching for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo or Yellow fin Tuna, our team will do everything for you to provide the best deep sea fishing experience. Guides know the best spots to fish and will assist you in getting the best fishing time possible. All of our Charter excursions are Trolling. Trolling involves pulling lures or rigged dead bait behind the charter boat at different speeds depending on the species of fish targeted. Trolling is the main method for deep sea fish species, boat is in constant move, in order to cover more area and find better locations; in general, chances of catching a variety of fish are much bigger than with other techniques. Punta Cana is the perfect place for your next deep sea fishing adventure. You can eat your catch in the beach restaurant at an extra cost, and of course – friends & family can join you! Doesn’t matter if you are new or experienced fisherman, with us you will experience great adventure!
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  • 4 hours
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Deep Sea Fishing Private Charter in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Deep Sea Fishing Private Charter in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Whether you are searching for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo or Yellow fin Tuna, our team will do everything for you to provide the best deep sea fishing experience. Guides know the best spots to fish and will assist you in getting the best fishing time possible. All of our Charter excursions are Trolling. Trolling involves pulling lures or rigged dead bait behind the charter boat at different speeds depending on the species of fish targeted. Trolling is the main method for deep sea fish species, boat is in constant move, in order to cover more area and find better locations; in general, chances of catching a variety of fish are much bigger than with other techniques. Punta Cana is the perfect place for your next deep sea fishing adventure. You can eat your catch in the beach restaurant at an extra cost, and of course – friends & family can join you! Doesn’t matter if you are new or experienced fisherman, with us you will experience great adventure!
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  • 4 hours
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Private party boat for wedding groups and bachelorette in Punta Cana (Half Day)

Private party boat for wedding groups and bachelorette in Punta Cana (Half Day)

To privatize this great experience of a catamaran you only need 25 people minimum or payment equal to. This custom designed boat holds as many as 75 people and boasts a slide off the back, a section up top and great area up front to lie out or dance your booty off! We offer several packages with different food options and different bar options at extra cost. We provide snorkeling with use of snorkeling gear and life jackets for all ages, a stop at the natural swimming pool with drinks on a floating bar, dancing, and entertainment with music on board with food and open bar. Please ask for prices based on your requirements.
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  • 4 hours
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Punta Cana Combo: Diving, Parasailing, Snorkeling & Party Boat (Half Day)

Punta Cana Combo: Diving, Parasailing, Snorkeling & Party Boat (Half Day)

Combine all our adventures in half a day and live an unforgettable experience; Experience the sky and the sea to the fullest with this excursion in which you will discover the Bavaro coast in an incomparable way. Snorkel and dive in beautiful reef formations and discover the wonders of the underwater world. Then conquer the skies with paragliding, an activity that will elevate you over the sea and the sand, allowing you to have the best panoramic view of the coast. To conclude the day, enjoy a fun catamaran party. Everything you need for the best day of your vacation.
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  • 4 hours
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Horseback Riding on the Beach in Punta Cana (Two Hours)

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Punta Cana (Two Hours)

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Get ready for a beautiful half-day excursion of horseback riding along the beaches of Punta Cana during this flexible length outdoor adventure. Feel the ocean breeze and the sun on your face as you gallop along this beautiful Caribbean coast. Go jogging on the beach or jump into the water with your horse if you want to cool off. Whether you are a beginner rider or an expert, this horseback excursion can be tailored to your specific skill level. Also included are a tour guide, helmet and transportation to and from the hotel.
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  • 3 hours
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Party Boat in Punta Cana

Party Boat in Punta Cana

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If you are looking for a sunrise party or a sunset party on a boat where alcohol and booze flows freely and music pumps, then come aboard on our Punta Cana Party Boat. We have the perfect place for your party, with a friendly staff and attentive.Tour begins at the Bibijagua market in front of the beach, heading straight to the entrance of a beautiful coral reef in El Cortecito, Bávaro.Try out snorkeling, and you will see exclusive colorful fishes of the world. Or you can just lay back and enjoy our ALL INCLUSIVE open bar, appetizers, or even our built-in slide!You have EVERYTHING with Punta Cana Party Boats!
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  • 4 hours
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Jeep Safary - Full Day Tour

Jeep Safary - Full Day Tour

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Nuestro Safari en Jeep es casi una tradición que data de 1997, desde la ciudad de Punta Punta hasta el pueblo de higuey y las plantaciones de azúcar. It is especial in the mediterranean de la naturaleza disfrutar de esta libertad. ... diviértete ..
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  • 9 hours
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Punta Cana Seaquarium

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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  • 4 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ 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 52 Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) costs USD 400.00. Guided Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) tours start around USD 400.00 per person. See all 52 Bavaro Beach (Playa Bavaro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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