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Punta Cana Buggy Adventures

Do you want to live an extreme adventure in Punta Cana? Then you need to travel by buggy and explore the different corners of this region, live a unique experience in the Caribbean!

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

11 min read

Punta Cana Buggy Adventures

Buggy in Punta Cana | ©ksquaredpics

One of the best things to do in Punta Cana is to book a buggy adventure. These all-terrain vehicles allow you to explore the region by going deep into the countryside and jungle. You can reach cocoa and coffee plantations, see horses and sheep up close and get to hidden tropical paradises.

Each buggy tour offers something different. Some are planned for a day at the beach, others allow you to explore the lagoons and caves of Punta Cana and the children's favorites have fun themes. It's definitely a family plan that you should add to your list of things to do in Punta Cana if you're going for a week or even less.

Buggy Adventure in Punta Cana to Macao Beach

Buggy from Punta Cana| ©johncooper911
Buggy from Punta Cana| ©johncooper911

If you are looking for something different to do on your vacation, then I recommend a Buggy adventure from Punta Cana to Macao Beach. These trips usually have an average cost of 50 € and last about 4 hours, more or less. The great advantage of these tours is that you will be able to enter rural areas and appreciate the Dominican Republic from another point of view.

If you want to visit the beaches of Punta Cana, the buggy or also known as sand buggy, is your ideal means of transportation because it is made to drive on the sand. With it you can enter the jungle, get dirty with dirt, get to the beach, get dirty with the sand and then take a well-deserved swim in the crystal clear waters of Macao Beach.

On the way you will pass through cocoa and coffee plantations. You will also be able to see some of the rural areas and houses of the region. Remember that at all times you will be traveling with a group and will be guided by a professional guide. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have before or during the buggy adventure.

When traveling by buggy you will be exposed to dust, dirt and sand. Although it can be fun to get dirty on the road, I recommend that you protect your eyes, nose and mouth. You can use a handkerchief to cover your nose and mouth and sunglasses. Don't forget to ask for your helmet before starting the tour.

Details of interest

  • Price: approximately 50 €.
  • Duration: about 4 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will get to know rural areas of Punta Cana.
  • Disadvantages of this option: this type of excursion only includes the tour and the visit to the beach.

Book a buggy adventure in Punta Cana

4x4 buggy adventure with visit to a cenote

By Jeep| ©PuntaCana JustSafari
By Jeep| ©PuntaCana JustSafari

Aboard a 4x4 buggy you will be able to explore Punta Cana, the tourist bubble of the Dominican Republic in the most fun and original way. In this type of excursion you will go through the jungle and pass by organic farms until you reach a Taino ecological park. You will do the whole tour with your group following your professional guide at all times.

The average price of these tours is about 50 € and has an average duration of 5 hours. If you choose this adventure, your day will start in the morning with a short lesson in which you will learn the basics of driving a buggy. Then it's time to head off-road and into the jungle - get ready to get muddy!

On the way you will pass by an organic farm where your local guide will show you the coffee and cocoa plantations, don't forget to try them! The next destination will be an ecological park where you can swim in a cenote, a small subway cave with water that will surprise you.

Some of these tours include a visit to nearby beaches such as Macao Beach or Playa de Arena Gorda. If you like those tours near the sea you can always take an excursion to Macao Beach and spend a whole day playing with the waves and receiving the sea breeze, are you up for it?

Details of interest

  • Price: approximately 50 €.
  • Duration: about 5 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will be able to visit many areas of Punta Cana and make the most of your day.
  • Disadvantages of this option: you must make sure that the visit to the beach is included. I recommend contacting the company before making your reservation.

Book abuggy adventure in Punta Cana

Guided buggy tour to Macao beach and Taino Cave

Taino Cave| ©RLBrinkman
Taino Cave| ©RLBrinkman

If you like the idea of exploring the caves of Punta Cana, you cannot miss the opportunity to explore the Taino Cave, one of the indigenous heritages of the Dominican Republic. On this excursion you can visit it and then go to Macao Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the area. You will go all the way by buggy for an average cost of 50 € and an approximate duration of 5 hours.

The first stop on this type of excursion is the ranch where you will pick up your vehicle. After you receive a short lesson on how to drive this type of car, you will start your way to the cave. There you must park the buggy outside to dive into the fresh water. Enjoy this experience for about two hours.

Then it will be time to go to the cave aboard your buggy. Don't forget to always follow your guide so you don't get lost on the way. Upon arrival you can take a bath, sunbathe or swim for a while in the sea. If it is time for lunch or dinner, you can eat at one of the restaurants in Macao Beach.

Details of interest

  • Price: about 50 €.
  • Duration: approximately 5 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will be able to visit two sites at the same time and make the most of your day.
  • Disadvantages of this option: although it is a slightly long tour, it does not include refreshments.

Book a buggyadventure in Punta Cana

Buggy adventure and catamaran ride with snorkeling

Snorkeling in Punta Cana| ©Jonathan Heisler
Snorkeling in Punta Cana| ©Jonathan Heisler

Do you want to explore Punta Cana and live many adventures? Then choose this type of excursions that include a snorkeling experience in Punta Cana and a catamaran ride. These adventures usually have a duration of 8 hours and an average price of 100 €.

If you are looking for a way to plan the best day in Punta Cana, I recommend this excursion. You will start your day learning the basics of how to drive your buggy. Then your guide will take you into the jungle of the Dominican Republic, so don't be afraid to get dirty, it's part of the experience!

You will pass through areas where coffee and cinnamon are harvested: don't forget to try some. Then it will be time to get to the sea to travel by catamaran. For approximately 3 hours you will be cruising the waters of this tropical paradise. There you will experience a real Caribbean party with music, drinks and snacks. If you are traveling with friends this is the best plan. If you like the idea, don't forget that you can book boat or catamaran tours in Punta Cana to enjoy the sea for longer.

The last adventure of this experience is snorkeling or scuba diving through the coral reefs. Immerse yourself in the water and get to know the underwater fauna and flora of Punta Cana. Make sure your guide takes pictures while you are in the water, they will be a beautiful souvenir!

Details of interest

  • Price: about 100 €.
  • Duration: approximately 8 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will be able to do several different activities in one day
  • Disadvantages of this option: you can get tired more easily because of the amount of activities included.

Book a snorkeling experience in Punta Cana

Buggy adventure along the Flintstones trail

Group in Buggys| ©Ryan's Dad
Group in Buggys| ©Ryan's Dad

Punta Cana is one of the booming tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic thanks to all the activities that can be done. Among the buggy adventures there is a Flintstones themed tour that you will surely love. The average cost of these excursions is 70 € and a duration of about 5 hours.

Normally this type of excursions start in the center of Bávaro. From there you will drive an automatic buggy following your professional guide, accompanied by the rest of your group. You will drive through different rock formations and see cows, horses and many other animals along the way.

After half an hour or so, you will make your first stop at a typical house to taste coffee or eat whatever you prefer. The prices are very cheap so I recommend you to taste some sweets before continuing. You will continue your journey along a slightly more irregular path until you reach the "Cueva de la Fantasía" (Cave of Fantasy). From here you must walk up to it.

From inside the cave you will go up some stairs to Bedrock City, a unique site formed by a group of caves decorated with elements of the famous cartoon The Flintstones. You will see different villas such as Fred Flintstone's villa and the garage with Flintstone Mobile. Undoubtedly one of the best things to do with children in Punta Cana who will be fascinated by these cartoons.

Details of interest

  • Price: about 70 €.
  • Duration: approximately 5 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: it is an ideal activity for the whole family.
  • Disadvantages of this option: it does not include snacks or food. If you are traveling with children do not forget to bring a snack for them.

Jungle buggy ride and guided visit to Monkeyland

At Monkeyland| ©flickrized
At Monkeyland| ©flickrized

If you are thinking of going to Punta Cana you surely have in mind to spend a day at Monkeyland. Here you can spend a day interacting with different squirrel monkeys with the help of your tour guides. These experiences, with the buggy tour included, usually last about 5 hours and have an average cost of 100 €.

The trip in this type of excursions starts as in the rest of these adventures. You should always listen carefully to the professional guide's advice before starting the tour, remember to wear your helmet! Then you will start touring the countryside and jungle of Punta Cana. Normally a stop to rest and buy something in a typical house is included.

The next stop will be Monkeyland, a site that covers about 2 hectares of nature. There, a great variety of monkey species from both Africa and America are preserved. During the tour you will be able to feed them and take pictures with them. Keep in mind that these animals have a specific diet, so you should only feed them what the guides tell you.

Don't be afraid to interact with these animals! They are used to visitors and are very playful. Enjoy their presence and take advantage of taking lots of pictures, selfies and videos with them. After this visit, it will be time to return in your buggy to the starting point.

Details of interest

  • Price: about 100 €.
  • Duration: approximately 5 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: it is an ideal activity for the whole family, especially for children who want to see animals up close.
  • Disadvantages of this option: if you are a bit afraid of interacting with the animals, this may not be the best option for you.

What am I going to see in this kind of adventure?

Touring by Buggy| ©Dave Kerr
Touring by Buggy| ©Dave Kerr

Punta Cana is a very sought after tourist destination in the Dominican Republic. This is due to its beautiful landscapes and different environments. Buggy adventures help you explore many of these sites in a single day and in a fun way.

The further you go with your vehicle, the more you will be able to see jungles, plantations, rural areas and subway cave formations. Without a doubt the buggy is a great way to see the Dominican Republic beyond Punta Cana as you will get to see much more than just the most popular beaches.

You will also have the opportunity to see different farm animals such as horses, sheep and pigs. If you choose an adventure to Monkeyland, you will be able to see and interact with the monkeys in this natural park. If you are a nature lover, Punta Cana is the ideal destination for you.

Tips for a buggy adventure in Punta Cana

Day in Buggy| ©Dave Kerr
Day in Buggy| ©Dave Kerr

As I mentioned before, if you travel by buggy you are bound to get dirty. That's why my first recommendation is to wear comfortable clothes that don't stain easily. A pair of comfortable shoes that you can wash after your adventure will also be the best option. If you want to take a backpack, make sure it is waterproof so that your belongings do not get wet.

On the other hand, I advise you to try to plan your trip during the best time to visit Punta Cana. Between October and December the rainy season will be over, so the weather is pleasant and you will have more freedom to go out and explore as much as you want.

Don't forget to apply sunscreen whenever you go to the beach or on a buggy adventure. Try to take it with you to apply more during the day. The last thing you want is to get sick from sunstroke on your vacation.

Let's compare the options

  • Buggy adventure in Punta Cana to Macao Beach
  • Price: about 50 ¤.
  • Duration: about 4 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will get to know rural areas of Punta Cana.
  • Disadvantages of this option: this type of excursion only includes the tour and the visit to the beach.
  • 4x4 buggy adventure with visit to a cenote
  • Price: approximately 50 €.
  • Duration: about 5 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will be able to visit many areas of Punta Cana and make the most of your day.
  • Disadvantages of this option: you must make sure that the visit to the beach is included. I recommend contacting the company before making your reservation.
  • Guided buggy tour to Macao Beach and the Taino Cave
  • Price: about 50 €.
  • Duration: approximately 5 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you will be able to visit two sites at the same time and make the most of your day.
  • Disadvantages of this option: although it is a bit of a long tour, it does not include refreshments.
  • Buggy adventure and catamaran ride with snorkeling
  • Price: about 100 €.
  • Duration: approximately 8 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: you can do several different activities in one day
  • Disadvantages of this option: you can get tired more easily because of the amount of activities included.
  • Buggy adventure along the Flintstones trail
  • Price: about 70 €.
  • Duration: approximately 5 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: it is an ideal activity for the whole family.
  • Disadvantages of this option: it does not include snacks or food, if you are traveling with children do not forget to bring a snack for them.
  • Buggy ride through the jungle and guided visit to Monkeyland
  • Price: around 100 €.
  • Duration: approximately 5 hours.
  • Advantages of this option: it is an ideal activity for the whole family, especially for children who want to see animals up close.
  • Disadvantages of this option: if you are a little afraid of interacting with the animals, this may not be the best option for you.

Frequently asked questions

  • Are buggies considered all-terrain?

    Although buggies are quite capable vehicles, they are not considered off-road because they do not have a safety cage and are not as versatile. Buggies also have more comfortable seats and seat belts.

  • What does ATV mean?

    ATV stands for all-terrain vehicle, and this designation is most commonly used to refer to cars and quads. That said, there is some debate as to whether dirt bikes are also considered off-road.

  • Are buggies dangerous?

    Buggy accidents can happen, but as long as you travel responsibly either behind the wheel or in the back seat, you shouldn't have any problems. Remember to wear safety equipment such as helmet and goggles, be careful with the weather and keep in mind that if it is raining you will be going through a lot of muddy areas.