Is there snorkeling right on the beach of Paradisus Punta Cana?

by Joanne Ridley
(Ontario Canada)

I will be staying at the Paradisus Punta Cana and was wondering if you are able to snorkel right on the beach there or do you have to go on a snorkeling excursion to do this.


Hello Joanne,

The Paradisus Punta Cana is a good resort to stay in. There are many activities that you can do there including snorkeling. You always have the alternative to do it right on the beach or get into an excursion if you want to see something different. If you decide to snorkel in front of the resort there won’t be much variety of animal life to see so keep that in mind.

In many resorts the use of snorkeling gear is part of the all inclusive program, you should be able to snorkel at the beach without having to pay extra for the equipment. You can bring your own gear too if you wish to do so.

In some instances they might also provide a complimentary snorkeling excursion to the Punta Cana reef so if you are a fan of snorkeling you can check with the resort staff if by chance they are offering an excursion part of the all inclusive plan to that area. Fortunately for you, the Paradisus Punta Cana is one of the resorts that provide those complimentary snorkeling trips from time to time so check with them, you won’t regret it.

If you want something more challenging or desire to experience snorkeling in a whole new level you should consider taking the excursions to Isla Saona and Isla Catalina. The trips to these small islands are not part of the all inclusive plan but you can be sure if there is one excursion that is worth every penny is that one. The trip to the islands basically takes a little more than 1 hour and the total time excursion lasts the entire day but you are going to have a lot of fun.

You are not only going to ride over a catamaran but you will also get the chance to witness one of the most breathtaking scenery of your life. The wild life near those islands is far more diverse than in any other area nearby which can result in the experience of a lifetime. If all that wasn’t enough there will be a great meal waiting for you at the islands as soon as you arrive.

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