Bavaro has the Dominican Republic’s favourite attractions in one resort, from a golden coastline and tropical jungle, to thriving nightlife full of Caribbean flavour. Stay moments from the beach and be by the sea every morning of your holiday, feeling the warm sand between your toes. Relax by the water all day and soak up the sun filtering through the coconut palms, or plan exhilarating excursions into the depths of the jungle.
Things to do
Release your inner explorer and plan a guided tour or jeep excursion of the lush, green national park and jungle on Bavaro’s doorstep. The morning is the best time to be in the jungle, before the tropical heat rises at midday. Next, bag yourself a shady beach hut right by the water and make the most of the sunshine, before wandering up the beach to find a local restaurant for some tasty fresh seafood. The nightlife here starts late, and you can keep it low-key with a cold beer on the beach or at a live music bar.
The beach is Bavaro’s most talked about attraction and arguably the best beach on the whole island. The powdery, white sand is adorned with tropical palm trees that look like it’s straight off a postcard. The peaceful setting is made even more comfortable with sun loungers and straw parasols for you to relax under and with beachside bars and cafés; a delicious cocktail is never too far away. Lay back and take in the spectacular views of the glistening, crystal clear sea. Nearby there’s also the opportunity to enjoy a variety of water sports, from jet skiing, paragliding, windsurfing and snorkelling.
History and culture
Famous explorer, Christopher Columbus, first discovered the Dominican Republic in 1492, which now shares the island of Hispaniola with neighbouring Haiti. Bavaro was originally designed to be a home for the large amount of tourist employees that worked in Punta Cana, but the pristine, sandy shores couldn’t be kept secret for long as hotels were soon built. Holidaymakers soon began to flock to the serene setting to experience the laid back island life.
The upbeat resort of Bavaro has both a laid back atmosphere and a choice of entertaining nightlife for you to experience. Enjoy a delicious meal and sip on a fruity cocktail or cold beer in one of the beachside bars and take in the stunning views of the sunset. The nightlife on the island typically starts later than expected, but the bars and clubs open until the early hours. Enjoy a live band in one of the popular music bars and dance until the sun comes up.