Prepare for your next trip to the Dominican Republic with these top suggestions for seven great Punta Cana family excursions! Punta Cana is a vibrant destination that has it all. Vibrant, white-sand beaches, world-class golf courses, historic and cultural excursions, thrilling adventure activities and all-inclusive full-day tours for an unforgettable Caribbean vacation. But when traveling with the family, not all activities are the right fit for everyone.
When traveling with the family on tropical beach vacations, it’s always important to plan on taking some Punta Cana tours and experiences outside your resort. Luckily, there are several great Punta Cana family activities that will prove to be fun and safe for the entire family. Amstar’s local expert Cewil Ramirez presents the top 7 Punta Cana activities to thrill young and old alike.
What Are the 7 Punta Cana Family Excursions?
To make things easier for your next trip to Punta Cana, take a look at our suggestions of the top seven family-friendly excursions in Dominican Republic. These are: Marinarium snorkeling cruise, Scape Park, Zip Lining adventure, Monkey Land, Dolphin Explorer, and a sail to Saona Island.
First of all, both young and young at heart will have a chance to see and swim with nurse sharks and stingrays in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean with the Marinarium Punta Cana snorkeling cruise. This is one of the best, must-do Punta Cana family excursions available.
It will take the entire family aboard a glass-bottom catamaran to the world-famous Marinarium for snorkeling unlike any other. Kids and adults will be able to marvel at the fish making their way through the water. The waist-deep crystal clear water is the perfect depth for first-time snorkelers.
2. Scape Park
A full day at Scape Park in Punta Cana means you and your family get to enjoy an exciting landscape and a combination of three fun activities that will suit every taste.
The choice is yours between zip lining, swimming in fresh water sinkholes and horseback riding. Spread out over 247 acres, there are breathtaking jungle views and action-packed activities in equal measure.
3. Zip Lining in Punta Cana
Would you like an eagle’s-eye view of beautiful Dominican landscapes? Then the Punta Cana Zip Line Tour is a perfect way to challenge your level of bravado as you ‘fly’ over gorgeous mountain scenery.
Zoom from platform to platform throughout the amazing jungle as you explore the Punta Cana countryside by air. This is the perfect adventure for daredevil families, an excursion appropriate for kids 6 years and older.
4. Monkey Land
Also, if you came to the Dominican Republic to get closer to nature and enjoy a unique tropical environment, you might ask yourself, “Are there monkeys in Punta Cana?” Then you’ll be happy to know that yes there are, and you can find them at Monkey Land.
This 5-acre nature sanctuary in Punta Cana will let you and your family pet, hold and interact with friendly squirrel monkeys, as well as sample locally-grown coffee and cocoa. As a result, there’s plenty of time to monkey around on this outing!
5. Dolphin Explorer
Prepare for the amazing Dolphin Explorer Punta Cana adventure, which will bring you closer to these inspiring creatures in Punta Cana. Be nothing short of amazed by their agility, inquisitiveness and all-round intelligence as they perform tricks.
Even more, let your sea mammal friends interact with you in waist-high water by holding hands, hugging and even getting a kiss!
6. Catamaran and Side by Side 4X4 Adventure
Certainly, you can combine a high-octane, all-terrain exhilaration with a luxury sail along the tranquil waters of the Caribbean with the powerful Catamaran and Side by Side 4X4 Adventure!
Furthermore, this family-friendly excursion also includes peaceful swims in a freshwater lagoon and a natural pool in the sea, plus lunch on the beach. Whether you prefer to rev it up or wind it down, you’ll get the best of both on this perfect combination of land and sea.
7. Saona Island Boat Tour
While you’re looking for Punta Cana family excursions, you should look for islands that are protected bio reserves. Travel by speedboat and catamaran to experience white sands and plenty of natural beauty along the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic with an unforgettable Saona Island boat tour.
This is more than a simple trip to the beach. You’ll also enjoy activities such as volleyball, swimming in a natural pool with starfish, and plenty of dancing and music aboard the boat. One of the most relaxing Punta Cana family excursions you can encounter!
Tips for Taking an Awesome Family Tour in Punta Cana
Additionally, here are some things to consider when planning a family excursion:
- Height, weight, age and health restrictions
- Total excursion time, including travel to and from the resort
- Type of activity: adventure, nature, aquatic, etc
- Each family member’s personal interests
- Whether you prefer to take a private Punta Cana excursion, exclusively for you and your family
Also, You Can Come to Punta Cana with a Group
Finally, remember that Punta Cana is not only a great destination for the family. It’s also a prime destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, so come experience it with Amstar’s world-class meetings and events team.