Supertobo water slide.
of the Bi2JH20 (Bibijagua) arts and crafts plaza in
Bavaro: for US$5, a child can slide down three times.
Beach buggy & quad adventures
Macao beach territory, to the north of most Punta
Cana resorts, is chosen for the many beach buggy,
quad adventure (4 wheel ATV motorbikes) and
other off-road excursions that put the tourist behind
the wheel. The beach buggy open-chassis
light vehicle provides the smoothest ride of those
that take you inland through rugged territory,
with time for riding waves and racing across the
sands of the expansive Macao beach. These thrilling
rides through Macao will not last much longer
as hotels are due to be built in this area. Recommended
for the young at heart, especially teenagers.
Excursions may include time for horseback
riding. Hat, protective eyeglasses and socks are recommended
for the quad rides. Half-day excursion.
Jeep, truck and 8-wheel military truck in-country
safari tours are offered at all resort hotels due to
their popularity with the tourists. These high vehicles
facilitate moving inland across rivers and rough
terrain. There are different itineraries, but the excursions
may take tourists through jungle terrain,
a sugar cane plantation, for a refreshing swim in a
river or unexploited beach, to enjoy a Dominican food
buffet, "perico ripiao" typical music, and visit to a
small village with a stopover at the local "colmado"
(grocery store) and inside peek into a country home
for a cup of home-brewed coffee. All-day activity.
Punta Cana Ecological Reserve.
that meander through tropical forest settings where
visitors can see a sample of local biodiversity in living
displays featuring bird and insect life. The Indian Eyes
Park culminates in a cooling dip in one or more of
the different 11 lagoons after winding through deep
green tunnels of over 500 species of exotic plants.
Guided tours are US$10 but they need to be booked
with the reserve. Located 10 minutes east of the
Punta Cana International Airport. Half-day activity.
Horseback riding excursions
Several hotels feature horseback riding excursions
taking tourists into the hillside and to seldom-visited
beaches. For visitors in the Punta Cana area, some
of the better cared for horses can be found at the
Punta Cana Equestrian Center, 15 minutes from the
Punta Cana International Airport, which is open for
excursions to the general public. Half-day activity.
One of the pioneers in excursions in the area, this
park features animal shows and insights into Dominican
culture, folklore and the artistry of the
Taino Indians, the island's inhabitants at the time of
the Spanish conquest. Half-day excursion.