10 Best Things To Do In Bavaro, Dominican Republic

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Those who plan to dig into the easternmost part of Hispaniola, should never skip the exotic Bavaro. The charming town has a close relation to Puntacana, the famous tourist destination in Dominican Republic. With the tropical temperature all year round, enthusiastic travelers can bath with plenty of sunlight on the pristine white sand beaches. Yet, this holiday resort actually has more to offer. If you want to see other worthy attractions, just check out these top 10 things to do in Bavaro.

1. Go beach hopping at Playa Bavaro

Playa Bavaro
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The beach addicts shouldn’t disregard Playa Bavaro, one of the recommended spots in the area of Punta Cana. Although it’s overcrowded by expats and tourists during high season, this spectacular shandy paradise remains worth-visiting – the pearly white sand, palm trees, crystal clear water, and calm waves are everything.

2. Interact with the nature of Ojos Indígenas Ecological Park & Reserve

Are you one of those nature buffs? It’s time to hit the Ojos Indígenas Ecological Park & Reserve, 30 minutes away from Playa Bavaro. The lowland subtropical jungle covers a turquoise lagoon with an eye-like shape (that’s why the locals call it “Ojos Indigenas” or the indigenous eyes). It houses a wide number of bird species, insects, and plants. Other attractions are the petting zoo, iguana farm, and fruit gardens.

Ojos Indígenas Ecological Park & Reserve

Address: Ave. Abraham Lincoln No. 960, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm

Website: Ojos Indígenas Ecological Park & Reserve

3. Drop in to Aromas Museum

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Aromas Museum is such an amazing spot to see the local farm products such as tobacco, cacao, and coffee. The off the beaten path attraction offers a special tour where the children can acquire any information about the spread of those plants in the country, the process of coffee and chocolate making, and so much more. Once you stop at the place, don’t miss out on buying the top-quality cigars.

Aromas Museum

Address: Playa Doña Matilde, El Cortecito, 48100 Bávaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm

Facebook: Aromas Museum

4. Down a mojito at Huracan Cafe

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There is nothing better than enjoying some refreshments at Huracan Cafe when it comes to taking some chill time in Bavaro. To add to the laid-back sensation, you can sprawl over a cozy hammock overlooking the dramatic Caribbean sea. Ornamented with cool decorations, the guests can lounge and pick an assortment of cold beverages – we recommend you to try the tasty mojitos.

Huracan Cafe

Address: Los Corales, Playa Bavaro, Los Corales, Bavaro, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 9 am to 11 pm

Website: Huracan Cafe

5. Test your adrenaline at Bavaro Adventure Park

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If you like something challenging and having fun in distinct ways, the Bavaro Adventure Park is the exact place to be. It offers 15 unbelievable attractions, from the paintball rapid shooter, zip line skywalker to the bungee trampoline. If you travel with kids, nice tour packages such as an eco tour, waterfall pool, and playground are absolutely available.

Bavaro Adventure Park

Address: Bulevar Turistico del Este, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Website: Bavaro Adventure Park

6. Enjoy fine dining at Passion by Martín Berasategui

Seeking the authentic culinary delight of Bavaro? Create a lovely evening at Passion by Martín Berasategui. It’s where you can select a wide variety of fancy dishes like organic egg with beetroot sauce and smoked cheese, and most importantly, the Dashi mushroom broth with cheese balls and chilly crispy quinoa.

Passion by Martín Berasategui

Address: Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Website: Passion by Martín Berasategui (in Spanish)

7. Bite into Wacamole's Mexican tacos

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Are you still starving? There is a worthy Mexican restaurant a few minutes away from Aromas Museum, named Wacamole. The wooden eatery with a hay roof offers the lip-smacking street tacos accenting fish, carne asada, and al pastor. The typical traditional dish is fresh and healthy as it’s made of organic ingredients and homemade tortillas. While having a bite, be sure to dip it in the fiery salsa.


Address: Calle Aruba, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 11 am to 2 am

Website: Wacamole

8. Enjoy the latest electronic music played by live DJ at Vibe Club RD

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Get ready for the live DJ spinning the sounds and move your body with the most recent EDM at Vibe Club RD, a stylish spot for your fun night out. The lively atmosphere with the sparkling lights and good music add the vibe of this night bar, situated in Palma Real Shopping Village. While dancing, sip on the cheap yet great beer.

Vibe Club RD

Address: Av. Barcelo 2do Nivel | Plaza Palma Real, Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 12 pm to 6 am

Facebook: Vibe Club RD

9. Try the Serbian sandwich at Ñam Ñam

Living up to its name which means “yummy”, Ñam Ñam serves varied delicious Serbian meals, highlighting sandwiches, burgers, and crepes taken from fresh ingredients. The cute setting, warm ambiance, and friendly service are hard to be forgotten.

Ñam Ñam

Address: Los Corales, Plaza Sol Caribe, Local F3, Bávaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic

Website: Ñam Ñam

10. Snorkeling/scuba diving with Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures

To explore the mesmerizing marine life of Bavaro, you can take a fun boat trip offered by Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures. Just visit its website, book your private catamaran tour, and be impressed by the dazzling array of sea creatures and flashy corals. Sailing to the Cabeza de Toro Reef and savoring the grilled fresh Mahi Mahi are also included.

Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures

Address: Plaza Artesanal Bibijagua, Bavaro, Punta Cana 22000, Dominican Republic

Website: Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures

Find your amazing escape in Bavaro!

Bavaro, nestled beautifully in the eastern coast of Dominican Republic, precisely entices the world’s wanderers with its abundance of charms. The pure white beach, pristine nature, historic sites, local foods, and nightlife are undoubted.

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