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Punta Cana: Buggies and Polaris Adventure Tour

1. Punta Cana: Buggies and Polaris Adventure Tour

Spark your adrenaline as you explore Punta Cana's countryside on an ATV or Polaris. Discover beautiful locations on the island like Macao Beach and the Cenote Taina on this family-friendly adventure. After meeting your driver and boarding your buggy, begin your action-packed adventure around Punta Cana. Forge your own route through the stunning countryside and the popular Macao Beach area. Visit a typical Dominican house and observe the production of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, and organic tobacco. Sample these local products before continuing to an impressive cave and cenote to relax in the crystal clear water. Retrace your path and head to the paradisiacal Macao Beach, recognized by UNESCO as one of the 10-best beaches in the world.

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

2. Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

Enjoy a two day package tour ensuring adrenaline, relaxation, beautiful scenery, and more. For your first tour you will be taken to some off-shore islands in the Dominican Republic. You'll begin by hitting the Caribbean Sea on a speedboat, before slowly cruising your way back to the mainland on a spacious catamaran. There will also be music and an open bar, allowing you to best enjoy your time away from Punta Cana. On the next day, prepare to start your engines at a secluded ranch in Macao. You can fire up your buggy, which will be equipped with a GoPro camera to record your adventure, before tearing through remote farmland. These narrow, secluded country roads offer a safe haven for deep pools of mud. You may try and avoid the filth at first, but you'll eventually give in to the muck. You'll make 3 stops throughout your buggy tour. You'll begin by visiting a sleepy country plantation for an introduction to some of the Dominican Republic's most sought after produce, before descending into a picturesque cenote replete with a subterranean river which is perfect for swimming. You'll finally take in Macao Beach, which is one of the best beaches in the coastal stretch of Punta Cana. It is an idealistic Caribbean shore with amber sands, rows of coconut palms, and azure waters. At the conclusion of your experience you will, be returned to your accommodation in Punta Cana with a head full of brilliant memories.

Punta Cana: ATV Off-Road Adventure

3. Punta Cana: ATV Off-Road Adventure

Start with pickup from your hotel in Punta Cana. Hop on your ATV and begin your off-road experience. Your guide will lead you through country roads and trails in northern Punta Cana. Stop at a typical Dominican home deep in the countryside, where you will sample some of the area's local produce, coffee, cocoa, and tobacco. Enjoy a shot of rich Dominican coffee and take a sip of the popular Mamajuana cocktail, a local elixir of rum, wine, and honey.  The second stop is at Taino Cave which has an underground water source. Take a dip in the fresh, cool waters or simply sit back an enjoy the view. The third stop will be at Macao Beach for some fun in the sun and sand. As an extra bonus, embark on a Shopping Tour with free round trip transportation. This is a service that is only available upon request.

Punta Cana: Horseback Ride to Macao Beach

4. Punta Cana: Horseback Ride to Macao Beach

Join your experienced guides as you set out on your horse-riding adventure after a short safety briefing. Your journey begins with a taste of the local culture as you ride through a traditional village. Navigate a lush forest as you head towards Macao Beach where you'll ride along the sandy shores and admire the views before heading back to the ranch.

From Punta Cana: Countryside Off-Road Buggy Adventure

5. From Punta Cana: Countryside Off-Road Buggy Adventure

Start with hotel pickup in Punta Cana. Once you arrive at the starting point, your guide will tell you about the safety and operation of the buggies. From the ranch in Macao, go on an off-road adventure through the remote farmland of northern Punta Cana, passing palm trees and tobacco plantations with the Oriental mountain range in the background. The narrow, secluded country roads offer a safe haven for deep pools of mud that you will splash through. Make the first stop at a quaint country ranch for an introduction to local produce like cocoa, coffee, tobacco and Mamajuana, a Dominican aphrodisiac elixir. Enjoy a tasting of local Dominican coffee and chocolate. Jump back into your buggy and enjoy the off-road panoramic views of farmlands and distant mountains. Next stop is at a hidden cenote cave with a deep natural swimming hole. Jump in, cool off, and wash off the mud in refreshing underground waters. Embark on the longest drive of the day towards the beautiful Macao Beach, where you will have some time to relax on the beautiful white sands, before returning to the starting point.

Punta Cana: Plantation Visit, Mt. Redonda, & Beach Visit

6. Punta Cana: Plantation Visit, Mt. Redonda, & Beach Visit

Start your tour with a hotel pick-up and go over to the plantation in the community of El Caño. See coffee, cocoa, tobacco, sugarcane, and other crops. Learn about their cultivation and enjoy tastings. Next, visit Montaña Redonda, where you can take some amazing pictures and enjoy spectacular views from the top. Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch and some relaxing time at Lava Cama Beach. Relax in the sand and savor the tropical atmosphere among picturesque coconut trees. Take in the different blue tones of the water and go for a refreshing swim.

Punta Cana: One-on-One Surf Lesson on Macao Beach

7. Punta Cana: One-on-One Surf Lesson on Macao Beach

Discover the joy of surfing with this surfing lesson on the white sands and clear waters of the stunning Macao beach. Enjoy the convenience of a roundtrip transfer between your accommodation in Punta Cana.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Punta Cana. Sit back and take in the scenery on the drive to Macao beach. Hit the beach and start with a water safety briefing. Build up your confidences with dry land instruction and practice.  Put your new skills to the test as you immerse yourself in the turquoise waters. Ride the waves and practice your stroke. Progress quickly with easy-to-follow and practical instruction. Have all the equipment you need to surf including a rash guard. Book a surfing lesson that can be tailored to all skill levels. Return to your accommodation in Punta Cana at the end of your lesson. 

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What people are saying about Macao Beach

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 322 reviews

Superb activity! Saona Island is breathtaking paradise!!! The trip by speedboat, the return by catamaran is perfect with the short stopover in the natural swimming pool at the top!! Same for the buggy we discover the country it's great everything is perfect the water hole etc. I say no more it is to be done!! Top value for money

We had a fantastic surf course with super professional surf guides. Each of us had our own instructor. Everyone had a sense of achievement very quickly and managed to stand on the board. We also booked a photo package - what great shots with the drone!!! Absolutely worth it! We can only recommend...

Brilliant day out, really good fun! Highly recommend if you enjoy some adrenaline fuelled adventure. Recommend bringing a face mask to cover your mouth and sun glasses to cover your eyes as you get very muddy. If you bring a rucksack them cover it in a plastic bag to protect it from getting dirty.

This was so much fun. It was the perfect amount of time. “coca cola” was wonderful. Pick up was right on time, communication was great. Quick stops at each location which was what we were looking for! So much MUD! I was definitely recommend this. Much more fun than the side by sides.

Fantastic and wild experience, the very nice guide, who also speaks Italian, took us around Punta Cana, first in a village of typical products, then in a cenote and finally in the beautiful Playa del Macao.