Perhaps the most popular of the Punta Cana beaches, Bavaro is a town beach lined with small shops and dotted with luxurious all-inclusive holiday resorts. Other popular beaches worth a visit include Cabeza de Toro, Arena Gorda, El Cortecito, Uvero Alto, Macao and Cabo Engano down south.
Scuba-diving enthusiasts must be sure to visit Isla Catalina and Bavaro Beach, both of which feature fantastic coral reefs just offshore. Snorkelling is commonplace at all major beaches and most resorts allow guests to borrow equipment for free. Cruises, sailing expeditions and paragliding opportunities also present themselves in abundance and are relatively inexpensive. Deep-sea fishing is another exciting first for many tourists.