Exciting Things to Do in Punta Cana

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Punta Cana

Exciting Things to Do in Punta Cana for Thrill Seekers

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  • phenomenal05
    2 contributions
    Be prepared to spend some money. Beach was amazing and beautiful, had an amazing time there even took pictures with a monkey was pricey. Food was delicious omg best I've had. I just feel like they know when tourist is there and that's when they try to raise their price. But overall I had amazing time.
    Written 19 January 2023
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  • Jaime
    5 contributions
    Such a beautiful place! We opted to drive ourselves here instead of going with a larger guided group and that was definitely the right choice for us. By staggering with the larger groups, we were able to get some time in the lagoons by ourselves. We saw a massive iguana on the trail. We gave each other space and were able to get around it without disturbing each other. The entrance fee was $50 USD and it was worth it. Don’t skip this place!
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Jennifer M
    8 contributions
    This was an amazing day trip! Wear comfortable shoes and your swimsuit! Hoyo Azul is gorgeous and fun! The staff were wonderful and we all laughed and cheered each other on to jump in! Take plenty of cash, as there is an opportunity to buy photo packages that we were not aware of, so missed out, but we had waterproof cell phone cases so we got a few videos and photos.
    Written 24 December 2022
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  • coburnsarah
    essex11 contributions
    OK just back from 2 weeks stay, so here is my take (it's long)
    I saw some reviews and was worried about a dream holiday being a disaster.

    Check in - was smooth not too much explained by reception, but Bell boy was very helpful and we found our way with Internet access etc.

    Room - looked just like the pictures, bed was super comfy, shower was powerful, plenty of clean towels, robes and Aircon was excellent.
    There was a damp smell, but we became nose blind to it and its to be expected with the humidity. Iron ironing board, hairdryer, mini fridge, coffee machine. (Tried to get milk for the room, and failed, bar said no! Restaurants said no! Room service said no! I was going to squirrel some out of resturant but didn't bother and had the odd black coffee, in the room).

    Grounds - beautifully kept, gardening going on everyday, work so hard.

    Restaurants- the Buffet restaurants at breakfast had the best selection I had ever seen, fresh omelettes were lovely, just a short queue for these. The waiting staff work hard, and to be honest if machines were available to get hot drinks yourselves, they could concentrate on clearing tables.
    Evening Dinner in buffet was OK!, service was slow to get a drink, because they were busy and some food was quite cold.
    Parents letting children help themselves with deserts and dropping things was a problem too when we were there.
    It gets really noisy in the buffet so was glad to eat else where some nights.

    Tex Mex - was OK steaks were good, just lacked atmosphere in there.

    Italian - was OK

    Brazilian- was OK, service was slow for us on this night but when we did get the meats served it was all nice.

    French - our favorite, excellent service, excellent food, steak was to die for. Best restaurant for us by a mile.

    Beach bbq every day - was the bbq everyday and nice.

    Dinner on the beach - Thursday night. Was very nice and the house band play for you too.

    Beach - was OK, but not as nice as I had hoped, not helped by the seaweed but they do a great job to try and clear it.

    Swimming pool - great pool set up with the bridges and deep to shallow ends, beach style entrance. BUT the water wasn't clear and I ruined a bikini which turned yellow and hasn't come clean 😕 lots of people were getting ear infections!

    Waterpark- it's a bit dated, visited once, but as 2 adults wasn't for us.

    If you head down to the beach and turn right, you will walk through the palms and find a bar/ resturant called Castaways, great little bar. We ate here one night just to get out of resort and it was nice.
    If you walk down the road that castaways sits on and follow that road, a golf buggy will take you to a supermarket, which is much cheaper than small on site shop.

    Service - I found that some of the bar staff didn't serve customers fairly and I personally felt the English lost out. Glasses were not always washed properly either, I did walk away one day and not get a drink. Reusable, refillable cups seem to have caught on in a big way.

    Trips - we booked with the guys in pink t-shirts by pool. Would recommend the island trip. We also did monkeyland which was fun for a half day trip.

    The concierge - helpful for booking resturants with, BUT drove us mad with the invites to VIP breakfast, call it what you like it's 3 hrs out of your holiday to sell you timeshare. After they knew you had been there a while they leave you alone.

    Would I go back to this hotel? NO its 4 stars and we got what we paid for, had a great time and visited the Caribbean.

    Didn't like the fact that they have VIP guests and almost make you feel inferior to them.

    Please don't let anything I have said put you off, we still have great memories, and hope info helps
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Karen R.
    3 contributions
    After touring the island, we went to cool off at the pool, where there was a water slide, zip lining and opportunities to go snorkeling or water skiing. The weather was gorgeous and the shops were exquisite! Lots of of opportunity to take photos, watch the natives perform and play music. I also had my passport stamped too.
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • Briannafaithh128
    Nutley, NJ34 contributions
    I've been wanting to go to Coco Bongo for YEARSSSS, I finally made it!!

    My friends & I came here as a group from a resort. Luckily our bus was the first one there because shortly after us there was a very long line to get in. They let the Gold Members/VIP/Skip the line crowd in first which took about 20-30 mins. I believe we went through 3 diff check points. First one is security, they pat you down (only males) & check your bags, the next stop they scan your wristband & the last stop they stamp your wristband to confirm it was scanned.

    When we walked in the layout was like a stadium except no chairs unless you were at the top few rows (Gold members/VIP). So it was stacks of stairs basically you had to stand on. There were reserved tables everywhere so they can get you to buy bottle service but our package included open bar so we didn't do the bottle service. We stood by this table all night on the floor as we were told we couldn't stand on the stairs since it was only for the reserved tables. We eventually made our way to the stairs anyway as it got super crowded fast. You're moving every 10 seconds to get out of someone's way or someone is spilling a drink on you.

    There was a stage in the middle of the floor that the performers were on. This stage turned into a bar/dance stage for the customers (only women they were allowing up) when they took a break or outfit change. They also had a stage above us the performers were singing & flying from. They were shooting out streamers & confetti here & there so be sure to cover your drinks! LOL

    The shows were fun to watch & very cool, people were flying back & forth to the point security had to tell people on the floor to bend down, that's how close they were. While I did enjoy the show & the music, I hated the layout. You're constantly moving for people & because it's a stacked layout people are spilling drinks on top of you & falling down/up the stairs. They have people cleaning the confetti off the floor when it comes out so people don't slip, but no one is cleaning when there are drinks spilled everywhere. Also beware of the servers walking around trying to get you to take a shot, they play friendly but they want $5.00 every shot, our bus driver warned us before hand. As well as "The Mask" & Beetlejuice, they walk around & put props on you to take pics all friendly but they'll charge you.
    Written 17 December 2022
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  • Cindi C
    1 contribution
    Amazing experience, he collaborate, was puntual and had great communication. He came when expected, clean and organized. I would totally use it again. Thanks ramon
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • Razor R
    3 contributions
    Escapology was fun as hell. Trying to solve codes, pieces to puzzles, etc……was a bit challenging but fun at the same time. Jonah, our Game Master and Escapologist, was terrific at giving clues, & explaining the escape room at the end. If visiting the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, Escapology is a must!!!
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • Craig M
    2 contributions
    We participated on the Ocean Spa tour. The tour itself was very professionally run by Pedro, our tour guide.

    Relative to other tours taken in the DR, this tour one was excellent. Pedro’s attention to client experience really made the difference. Pedro took the time with each client to ensure everyone had a great experience.

    The Spa tour was well organized and offered a yoga class, exfoliation, massage, a detox, a swim and a fish pedicure. The tour wasn’t rushed and I highly recommend it.

    We have already recommended this tour and will do it it again.
    Written 12 January 2023
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  • Linda M
    1 contribution
    We booked the 3.30 hotel pick up which was great and on time and ideal for some lovely sunset photos take by our guides who were really helpful and friendly and wanted to make sure we had a good time. We were in just a small group of 4 which was ideal. Brilliant experience riding on the beach, would definitely recommend.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • bman
    1 contribution
    Ray’s the bomb, I would highley recommend to anyone traveling with their family. Me and my siblings had an amazing time doing this.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Tico107
    Vancouver Island222 contributions
    A bucket list adventure! The horses are well taken care of and Gabbi does work in the area heling out stray animals too.
    The beach we went on was private without all the hustle and bustle of the hotel strips. She catered to our levles and made sure we got to do what we would like( only after ensuring it was safe for the horses).

    The group was very small and she picked us up in her turck. The only daw back was the communication to get it booked( I feel like she is more concerned with the animals then the orgnaizing of rides) but she came thru and we had an amazing time! I highly recommend her-just be patient getting a reply as it is soooooo worth it!
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • steakunkidney
    Birmingham, UK7 contributions
    Visited on a Thursday night, did the premium drinks $80 each enjoyed it, club wasn’t packed plenty of seating; heard Sunday is best night to go, music mainly Latin, local top 40
    Written 23 June 2019
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  • Gurinder
    1 contribution
    A great experience the boys behind the bar where brilliant and helpful security especially Peter who was really good.He made sure I got in to the right taxi and checked the registration in fact all the security was great.Good music drinks not at a bad price.Brilliant place to go.Thank you for a great few days.
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • Vanessa E
    5 contributions
    I had so much fun! The driver was so funny and interacted with all of us. Saona Island was breathtaking. You will not regret booking with Platinum Transfer.
    Written 23 June 2022
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