Best Punta Cana Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Punta Cana

Best Punta Cana Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Trish
    Sacramento, CA39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful reserve to learn about their foundation and the importance of conserving the land! We had a wonderful tour guide, Mo! He was so passionate in his work that it draws you into everything he says. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and great personality. He made sure we were both on track literally with time and on the paths (several people kept wondering off) to ensure we were learning and spent good amounts of time to see spend at the lagoons. Thank you Mo for your wonderful work! The lagoons are the cherry on top of the trip! Beautiful & worth the tour!!
    *Bring cash to Tip your tour guides generously. Show your appreciation for their handwork and kindness. They remind us of teachers… patient, knowledgeable, giving everyone what they paid for BUT have to stop to ask those politely not to wondering off, don’t touch things they shouldn’t yet and deal with them asking for more time to play! (And these are the ones that don’t tip, smh)
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • NickNack
    Columbus, OH30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So AMAZING! JUST JUMP!!! My husband even jumped, and he does not share my exhilaration with swimming amd jumping amd doing wild, slightly dangerous things! I recommend 10 out of 10!!!
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • H M
    Aurora, CO54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The massage was the best. Clean, friendly, welcoming , priced well.
    I will go back there for the massages.
    Better than the hotel
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Lumpy4250
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booking a trip to the Dominican Republic for later March 2024.
    I was looking for a cigar experience.
    Well, I found much more selecting
    Vivaldi cigars.

    My Resortl Representative at the
    Secrets Royal PC called Bert as per my request and booked an appointment
    I was fortunate to meet creator/ coowner Bert along with his
    Protege Aram for a great afternoon
    Cigar education and great conversation.

    Bert picked me up at my Resort.
    Right away, I was comfortable.
    He was full of energy, funny and radiated friendliness & enthusiasm.
    Bert can speak several different languages and is a great communicator, He showed much appreciation for a good conversation with many good perspectives/questions.

    We quickly arrived at Bert's cigar
    Quarters where I was greeted by his friendly happy dog (Cocker spaniel)
    And his protégé Aram.(son in law)
    It was a very warm meeting of
    Welcome.
    His entrance had several pictures of family and beloved pets all over the walls.
    I shared that I just lost my dog of 14 years and right away being a dog person himself ...understood that grief
    having experienced the same himself.
    Very consoling to my recent loss.

    Once within the humidor headquarters
    Bert assessed my cigar experience
    and humbly engaged in teaching his craft. He described historical aspects of cigar development, construction.
    And proper techniques( cutting,lighting and retrohaling)
    The discussion touched on cigar
    industry myths and Brand names that have become mass produced with underwhelming productivity.

    Several types, strengths and sizes filled the room within his hand made boxes.
    Bert designs the products ...packaging
    And collaborates with his partner who takes care of crop production and development.

    Anyone with a cigar interest would benefit by this unique and elitining experience .
    I recommend Bert's RIVALDI experience.

    If you are in Punta Cana
    A short visit 1-3 hr stop here
    Is by FAR worth your while.

    Thank you Bert and Aram

    I will be back
    And will keep in touch.

    Harry.

    TO

    Date of experience: March 2024
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • Toya B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had the best customer service ever!!! Sarina was very patient with me and made sure I didn’t feel rushed. Her staff gave my boyfriend and I, the best massages ever.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Teresa P
    Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We chose the mountain ride, which was a great choice. The sweeping vistas were incredible. We rode by many herds of gentle cows and even startled some baby pigs; their mother was nonplussed.

    We were matched with very well trained and well kept horses. I rode Risenoria. She was magnificent. She had an excellent working walk and enjoyed being in the lead of our group of 5, including Gabi. We had several opportunities to canter/gallop and she was incredibly fast and surefooted. I always felt completely safe and in control.

    My husband, who is a beginner rider (has only done some boring nose to tail trail rides), was able to canter as well. He said that this was the most fun he's ever had on a horse.

    My 2 daughters were also able to canter. My youngest has the most horse experience (does lessons) and she loved cantering/galloping in the open countryside.

    We were able to do a little river swim with Risenoria and some of the other horses. It was really amazing to sit bareback on her, while she swam for a bit.

    This was the highlight of my Punta Cana trip. Book with Gabi. She takes such good care of the horses and she also has an animal rescue, where she matches up rescue dogs with loving owners both within and outside of the Dominican Republic.
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • Jacari P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super great tour. Amado was the tour guide and was super useful and provided us with everything that was needed, no complaints whatsoever.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Robbin
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We first found La Perla on trip advisor, so glad we did !! All the best reviews are true. Jeremy was excellent. Easy contact through what’s app, and we got a reply within a few hours. He picked us up with his wife from our hotel, which we had to meet him at the front gate because security sometimes gives him trouble to pass. He took us to his store and told us all about his business as well as the cigar making process. We got to test a cigar- he ever went over how to properly cut, light, store and get the most flavour out of your cigar. Not only did we meet his wife, but also and employee and his daughter. Great prices- much cheaper then the resort and MUCH better quality. Afterwards he gave us a lift back to our resort and answered all of our questions about Dominican Republic. He knows his stuff ! So don’t hesitate and go now !

    Robbin and Jeff
    Written 14 December 2019
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  • Simon G
    Consett, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MonkeyLand half day excursion for a family of 6.
    Our Guide was Ruddy and our driver was Nathaniel.
    These guys make an amazing team!!! From local information to laughs and jokes our day was made complete by these 2 legends!!! A brilliant excursion and the Monkeys were amazing. Our 2 young boys loved every minute.
    Thanks Ruddy and Nathaniel. Best Guides ever!!
    From Simon and family
    Written 18 April 2023
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  • Gabilondo72
    Miami, FL141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Liked this disco chill out spot in Cap Cana. I didnt expect anything like that and I was nicely surprised. Good music, amazing night pool, top brand drinks and nice people. Staff was super friendly and always willing to help and have a chat with you. Unfortunately it was too early and we didnt get the vibe but next time we will visit within week end to have full fiesta !.
    Written 12 July 2017
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  • dylhooper
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're looking for a truly authentic experience, this is the tour for you...
    Mike has curated a fantastic adventure that brings you from the real day-to-day of local life in DR, and then to some of the most beautiful places on the island. We met local people, we hiked, we swam, we ate, we drank, we had the time of our lives... a fantastic experience that we will never forget
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Gabriel T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The crew is fun, they brought us to some nice place for swimming and to see the sea life. I recommend it for family and for a little party
    Written 25 July 2023
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  • Cori F
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were gifted this excursion for Christmas from my parents, and it was amazing! Monkey King and Sherry (not sure on spelling) were fantastic guides - not over the top or obnoxious…just chill and laid back! We started the day at Macao Beach where we got some yummy coconut water and had some pictures taken. We chose not to swim because we didn’t want to be wet for the remainder of the tour. After that, we drove through a lot of the DR and got to see some interesting sites. We got to go Ziplining and horseback riding - both were great! Not the greatest Zipline we’ve ever been on, but it was still fun. The horses are incredibly docile. We then went to a local Dominican house owned by a man named Christian. We ate a delicious lunch and got to sample some fruits. Christian showed us how he makes coffee and chocolate, and we got to sample some. I’m pretty sure the highlight for my daughters was snuggling the puppies!! After the farm, we went to the cigar rolling place. We were immediately given the choice of a cigar to start smoking - I loved the honey one! Then they showed us how to roll our own - I rolled a chocolate one. We got to try some yummy MamaJuana and other rum drinks before buying some souvenirs.

    All in all, it was a fantastic tour, and I would highly recommend it to anyone!!
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Katie Buxton
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I cannot thank Lise and the wonderful crew enough for an amazing 50th birthday experience onboard their beautiful catamaran, a day for the memory book!

    The quality of the catering from start to finish was 5 star. The crew were super friendly and made sure there was nothing we could want for and that there was never an empty glass in hand, whilst the DJ played him magic with the tunes. Add in the backdrop of the scenery and the amazing turquoise waters and it was truly, a very special day.

    This is an operator who respects the community and environment that they work in and for that alone they should be your go to, everything else they do is just exceptional on top. I cannot recommend them enough for any on water experience you are after.

    Thank you to all the team for making my 50th so fabulous.

    Katie
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Nadine L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the full day tour in Jan-23. Highly recommend - we visited stunning locations you wouldn’t be able to visit otherwise, drive across dirt roads along the coast and saw the real DR, off the beaten track.
    Written 14 January 2023
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