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What to Do around The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

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The name Punta Cana conjures images of endless white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, seaside sundowners, and a relaxed Caribbean vibe. What many folks don't realize, however, is that there is also plenty to explore, and that nearby Bavaro is a hub of activity.
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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
You probably wouldn’t like coming upon one of these fearsome fellows while hiking through the tropical forest. You certainly wouldn’t want one to walk across your belly while relaxing on the beach—or would you? Iguanas pose virtually no threat to...
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Parque Nacional del Este (National Park of the East) is located in the La Romana Bayahibe area, which makes it easy to explore from Punta Cana. The park has been a national nature reserve since 1975, and features postcard-perfect beaches, lush...
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Boulevard Fishing Lodge, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
The Westin Puntacana’s most striking beach feature (besides the white sand and crystal clear water) is the wedding gazebo, which doubles as the perfect sundowner location for those looking for a bit of privacy. The gazebo is a lovely spot from...
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Take a deep breath and get up close and personal with some of the most unique art in Punta Cana when you visit the Ecological Preserve’s underwater museum. You’ll find nearly a dozen massive statues all designed in honor of—and dedicated to—...
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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Kiteboarding has become one of the most popular adventure sports in the Caribbean, and Punta Cana is one of the best places in the world to get in on the action. From November through April, strong, predictable trade winds churn up just enough air...
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Segway Eco-Tours Punta Cana offers excellent guided Segway excursions that take guests through the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, making stops at the hawk sanctuary, iguana habitat, 12 lagoons, the beach, and more. Tours can even be...
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Playa Juanillo, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s premier golfing destinations, and La Cana, with its incredible sea views, championship pedigree (the 27-hole course was designed by P.B. Dye), rolling fairways, and cinematic greens, is undoubtedly...
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A trip to the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is a highlight of any visit to the Dominican Republic. The network of trails leads through beautiful tropical forest and delivers visitors to 12 freshwater lagoons, some of which are open...
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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Sea kayaking is always an adventure, and in Punta Cana, where the currents can sometimes be strong, kayaking is a serious thrill. Beginners and casual kayakers can stick close to shore and paddle as far and as long as they like, while the truly...
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Zip-lining is a thrilling adventure. Canopy Adventures Zip Line Tours strings adventurous folks up above Anamuya Bavaro Punta Cana and zips them across eight double lines and 15 platforms. Safety is a top priority with the Canopy Adventures crew:...
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Even if your green thumb is crooked, you’ll love getting under the sea to serve as a coral gardener with the marine biologists, divers, and naturalists of the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve. The Coral First Aid Speciality PADI program...
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They don't serve drinks at this bar, but festive libations are not the draw to this part of the sea. Not far from the beach at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club—we’re talking maybe 200 feet—rests a massive sand bar surrounded by beautiful coral...
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Saddle up at the Centro Ecuestra Punta Cana and take a tour on one of their even-tempered steeds. Trot through tropical forest, across the ecological preserve, down to the beach, and out into the backwoods of the Puntacana Resort & Club on a...
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Guéret 23000, France
Punta Cana is more than surf and sand and palm trees—and the best way to see this is to get 500 feet off the ground on a helicopter tour with Helidosa Aviation Group. Helidosa helicopter tours last from 10 to 40 minutes, and guests will fly above...
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Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Most of the year, Punta Cana’s white, sandy stretches of sand are blessed with gently lapping surf, which means that night swimming isn’t as dangerous or daunting an exercise as it can be on other Caribbean islands. Slip into the water near the...
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Boulevard Fishing Lodge, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Each fall, as trade winds shift, the ocean carries seaweed and kelp toward Punta Cana, where landscapers snatch it up and cart it off to compost stations. The seaweed, which comes in shades of crimson, copper, and rust, adds a peculiar, beautiful...
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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve's Ridgway's hawk restoration program is one of the great Dominican Republic conservation success stories: Since the program’s introduction, conservationists have reintroduced numerous Ridgway's hawks...
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Paddleboarding is considered one of the fastest growing leisure sports in the world, and is an accessible, easy-to-learn activity that the entire family can enjoy. It's perfect for folks who want to chill out and take it easy just off the beach,...
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Boulevard Fishing Lodge, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic features some of the most pristine reef systems in the Caribbean, and the reef just off the shore of the Puntacana Resort & Club can be explored even by beginner snorkelers and scuba divers (though currents can be strong...
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Bávaro, 23000, Dominican Republic
El Cortecito is a small beach town and fishing village settled in between some of the large all inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. During the early morning hours, one can have the beach all to themselves. This photograph was...
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Dolphin Island is a curious collection of sea pens not far from the beach at Bavaro, where visitors have the opportunity to swim with dolphins, sea lions, sharks, rays, and more. The animals here seem well cared for, though you should decide for...
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Puntacana is home to the Americas' only Six Senses Spa, a globally recognized purveyor of pampering. The Six Senses Spa, located at La Cana Golf & Beach Club, features peaceful treatment rooms for both solo and couple's experiences, numerous baths...
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During our Caribbean VIP Safari, we first stopped at Casa Maria, a typical Dominican house where we learned how cacao and coffee grow. We saw how they're prepared and then sampled some of the best organic hot chocolate and coffee I've ever had. We...