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5 EXCELLENT EXCURSIONS to enjoy with your guests



We know that organizing a destination wedding is not just about bouquets, flowers and dresses. It is also a great opportunity to enjoy the natural beauties offered by the destination you have chosen and here in Punta Cana you have an extensive catalog of activities that you can do with your loved ones.


Whether you want to continue the party on a Catamaran or visit the beautiful streets of Santo Domingo, any opportunity to spend time with your friends and family in this heavenly place is unique.


That is why here we leave you some tour options that you can choose from. We recommend you ask your wedding coordinator who you can contact to book these incredible experiences.


Isla Saona


Isla Saona is part of the Parque Nacional del Este and is located on the south coast of the Dominican Republic, more or less halfway between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana in the Bayahibe area. The island is located in the southern part of the national park and is separated from the mainland by a natural channel.


All boat trips to Saona Island start in Bayahibe, so no matter if you are coming from Santo Domingo, Punta Cana or elsewhere in the Dominican Republic, you always head to Bayahibe by land transport. Depending on the hotel you are staying at, the journey time from Punta Cana to Isla Saona is not too far, between 60 and 90 minutes.


Once in Bayahibe the journey to reach Isla Saona is between 30 (speed boat) and 90 minutes (catamaran).


If you want to go on an excursion to Isla Saona you have different tour options. They vary in what is included, where they go and what quality you can expect. All those tours are also operating in 2022 during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.


While on the island, all Isla Saona tour companies of the standard excursion usually offer you a marvelous stretch of beach, a simple buffet lunch, free drinks and time to enjoy, relax, sunbath and swim.


Ojos Indígenas


Ojos indígenas has an exotic name that honors the beauty of its surroundings and that comes from the indigenous people who lived there and how they interpreted the ocular shape of the lakes. It is a protected ecological reserve in the heart of Punta Cana. Both, its vegetation and its natural landscapes are fascinating. The Punta Cana Ecological Foundation manages and protects Ojos Indígenas as a treasure to be preserved.


The reserve has more than 600 hectares that you can discover along its many trails and routes that run through mangroves, springs and its eleven particular lakes (also called eyes by the indigenous people before, and by tourists now). You will get to know tropical flora and fauna and you can even take a short catamaran tour, ride a horse and even swim in the lagoons furthest from the access to the reserve.


Santo Domingo


The first city founded in Latin America by Europeans, in 1990 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Colonial zone represents the oldest area of ​​the City of Santo Domingo de Guzmán.


It represents the tourist point of the Capital City, with emblematic points to visit that enhance the beauty of a walk through time, taking you to the time of the colonizers, it is a point to visit for tourists.


These streets keep the history of an era that deserves to be highlighted.


El Alcázar de Colon: It is a palace that served as a shelter for the Columbus family, it is the first fortified palace in the new world, it currently serves as a museum for millions of visitors who seek to learn about the history of the colonial era, its ways of life of the In the 16th century, with guidelines from the Spanish, the indigenous people created this great work for Don Diego Colon, declared a National Monument.


Catedral Metropolitana Santa María de la Encarnación: The First Cathedral of America a mandatory point. This architectural beauty is the first cathedral in the new world, dedicated to Santa María de la Encarnación, receives millions of tourists a year with a Gothic style dating from 1514 to 1546.


Calle Las Damas: The first street of the new world was initially called Calle de la Fortaleza, later on the arrival of María de Toledo it became a walk for them and her ladies walked down this street every afternoon and hence the current name.


Paseo El Conde: This walk begins in front of Independencia Park. You will be able to see a great variety of souvenir shops and Dominicans in their day-to-day life and discover the idiosyncrasy of this gentile.


Catamarán


Party boats and booze cruises are what most people are looking for when booking catamaran tours in Punta Cana. Sun, music and a lot of fun are what is promised.

The itinerary of most Punta Cana party boats is very similar.


After a pick-up from your all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, you’ll get shuttled to the area where the catamaran is leaving. This can be either Cortecito, Corales or Bibijagua, all located in the center of Bavaro Beach. Here you might have to wait a few (Dominican) minutes, depending on if other groups or transfers are going to join.


Once you board your Punta Cana catamaran, the cruise is going to start. You head towards the ocean, can enjoy the Caribbean breeze and see the impressive coastline of Punta Cana with all its all-inclusive resorts, endless beaches and coconut palm trees.


The first stop is a small reef not too far away from your starting point – less than a mile, so you still can see the coastline. Here you get your snorkeling equipment, head into the water and can see some colorful fish.


Your next destination is the natural swimming pool, an area located between Bavaro Beach and Cabeza de Toro. It is a shallow area in the ocean, where you can stand in the water waist-deep and have fun enjoying your drinks and listening to music. Basically, all Punta Cana booze cruises are using this area to make a stop to party, so it can get busy. Even it is not the most authentic way to enjoy nature and the ocean, it is pretty cool to stand in the water, listening to party music, using slides to get into the water and getting served drinks from the open bar on some cool floating devices.


There is also the option of book a private Catamaran in Punta Cana, and this have a lot of advantages like:


  • Adjust the itinerary according to your wishes – at least you can say how long you want to stay at each stop.

  • You don’t have any strangers on the boat and can create the vibe you want.

  • The staff is just there for you, creating an exclusive experience. You get their full attention and they will try to cater to any preference you might have.

  • Drinks and snacks on the private catamaran will be exclusively for your group.

  • Social distancing can be enforced. If you care about Covid-19, a private boat in Punta Cana is the best option to enjoy the ocean.

Social distancing can be enforced. If you care about Covid-19, a private boat in Punta Cana is the best option to enjoy the ocean.


Coco Bongo


Fot those that enjoy the night live, Coco Bongo Punta Cana is the ideal option for a great night. It is located in the center of the Punta Cana Hotel Zone. Coco Bongo Punta Cana is much more than a night club. It is a performance, an experience that you will definitely never forget. As you enjoy music from some of the world's best DJs, airborne performers and acrobats fly around the room on silken ribbons, performing death-defying pirouettes and falls that will definitely make you flip. You will be able to see Spiderman defeating his enemies, swinging from one beam to another and shooting webs from his wrist. Live performances pay tribute to the greatest musical legends, while professional dancers sweep the crowd into a frenzy. And there are balloons, lots of balloons!


Imagine a combination of Cirque du Soleil, a concert, a theater and a nightclub filled with dancers, trapeze artists, gymnasts, scenes from famous movies and much more to create an atmosphere full of fun and excitement.

Dance contests, dancing waiters who come with your drink, confetti falling from the sky, frozen hydrogen to clear the heat, midgets in the air, beautiful people who want to party.


Remember that the important thing is to spend quality time with your loved ones and enjoy the beauties that this magical place offers you.


Another way to enjoy these celebration dates is with the best music! We are a company of wedding DJs. We have the best audovisual equipment and the most expert DJs in Punta Cana.


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