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Macao Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Scenic Helicopter Flight

2. Punta Cana: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Enjoy a magnificent bird's-eye view of Punta Cana on a sightseeing helicopter flight. Your pilot-guide will introduce you to a breathtaking and unique side of the Caribbean. The local partner's team of professional pilots and staff will make your helicopter excursion an unforgettable adventure. Choose between a 10, 15, 20, 30, or 40-minute flight and enjoy a unique experience in Punta Cana: • 10-minute sightseeing tour: Explore the clear waters and white sandy beaches of Bavaro – Punta Cana. Fly over the beautiful surrounding areas of lush tropical vegetation, golf courses, and endless chains of hotel resorts along the fabulous coastline, making for a memorable experience. • 15-minute sightseeing tour: Discover the unspoiled beauty of Bavaro and Arena Gorda's white sands. Let your pilot fly you over dancing palm trees and the turquoise waters of these magnificent beaches. Enjoy the exciting view of a wrecked vessel like you have never experienced before. • 20-minute sightseeing tour: Extend the above tours to the shores of the spectacular Macao Beach, home to the most luxurious hotel resorts of the Bavaro-Punta Cana area. This air tour allows you an eagle’s view of miles and miles of unspoiled beaches and soaring tropical palm trees swaying effortlessly to the rhythm of the breeze. Discover your tropical paradise from a new perspective. • 30-minute sightseeing tour: Embark on an unforgettable flight and enjoy a majestic view of the entire Bavaro area, experiencing the turquoise waters of Punta Cana from beginning to end — a journey that will take you from ecological Cabeza de Toro to the northeastern shores of beautiful Uvero Alto. Come on board and get ready to experience the splendor of this region’s treasures. • 40-minute sightseeing tour: This is the most spectacular option. From the turquoise waters of Punta Cana to the untouched surroundings of Uvero Alto. See your vacation area from a different point of view — this is one adventure you should not miss.

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

3. 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.

From Punta Cana: Countryside Off-Road Buggy Adventure

4. 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: Horseback Ride to Macao Beach

5. 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.

Punta Cana: ATV Off-Road Adventure

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

7. 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

8. 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. 

Punta Cana: Open Cenote Water Park Family-Friendly Day Trip

9. Punta Cana: Open Cenote Water Park Family-Friendly Day Trip

Enjoy our stunning, recently discovered open cenote, surrounded by lush vegetation. Our freshwater lagoon is a serene place you will never want to leave. Relax and go with the flow on our beautiful Jungle River ride. Every member of the family will enjoy this relaxing and scenic trip, located in the middle of our park. A unique experience surrounded by exuberant nature, cascading curtains, and the spooky cavern. Floating on inner tubes, guests meander slowly around through a tropical landscape guided by a gentle current. An amazing and unique adventure in Punta Cana, fun for all the family!

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What people are saying about Macao Beach

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 322 reviews

Saona Island trip definitely is great fun especially the quick stop at the Natural swimming pool. The buggy tour/trip didn't had a great start due to the lack of communication of our pick up time. I had to constantly chase this up. We were eventually told that our pick up time was at 8:20am but when we got to the reception, the driver was very early as some guests from the other hotels cancelled and went to our hotel. Because we weren't at the reception, the driver left without asking the reception to call us in our room. A new pick up time was allocated at 10:20 and the driver was almost one hour late. Apart from the bad start, the tour was certainly enjoyable.

The trip was indescribably beautiful! Our guide Carlos spoke German and we were able to learn so much about the culture and life of the locals! The day was incredibly well organized. The plantation tour was super interesting and we were allowed to taste coffee, cocoa and cocoa tea. The walk up to Montana Retonda was extremely fun, shaky affair. The view is amazing! And our personal highlight was lunch far away from tourism by the sea! If you want to see something of the country you have to book it!

It was so fun!! Definitely would recommend, I’d also advice that you wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy or slides so it’s easier to clean off. I just wish they gave us more time at the beach but overall an amazing experience!!

This buggy tour was so much fun!! Our tour guide, Chuchu (or Choochoo) was really great and very accomodating. Macao beach is also one of the best beaches I’ve seen. I wish we could’ve stayed longer.

Great adventure , the guide “coca Cola” he’s the man , just a little more time at Macao Beach and will be just perfect