Chill out at one of the beachside cafes in Bavaro and you’ll enjoy views of beaches, palm trees and turquoise water. This Caribbean destination near Punta Cana is in a great location if you love exploring. Take boat tours, go wreck diving and enjoy the soft white sand; Bavaro holidays will take you to paradise.
Bavaro has averages of 24°C to 28°C all year round and has gentle winds for a cooling breeze.
Punta Cana International Airport: Bavaro is just 15 miles from the airport and a short taxi ride.
Book a cheap holiday to Bavaro with Airtours to see dolphins and turtles in the wild and relax for hours on the sand in the bright sunshine.
Bavaro, Punta Cana
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This beautiful beach town has every water related activity you could dream of, a long beach of soft, white sand and a huge range of All Inclusive hotels with excellent deals. With lively Punta Cana next door and the main road going south to Bayahibe or north to Cabarete, beach holidays in Bavaro are as varied as you like.
The first order of the day is usually a trip to the beach. With palm trees, warm, clear water and lots of space to lay out your towel; it’ll be hard to want to do anything but sunbathe. There are plenty of beaches in the area, but it’s fun to go and visit new ones and enjoy the beach bars overlooking the sea. With waterparks nearby and clean sand to play in, Bavaro is family friendly too.
There’s such a wide range of water sports on offer in Bavaro that it would be hard to avoid them altogether. From kayaking and paddle boarding to diving and banana boating, there’s something for everyone to do whether you’re old, young or a true adrenaline junkie. Jet skiing, dinghy sailing and swimming with stingrays are just a few of the things you can do in the sea. Love the beachside but want to stay dry? Take a boat tour to an offshore island or go horse riding along the sand.
You don’t have to go far from the beach to be in a totally different landscape, as the Dominican Republic has its fair share of jungles. With adventure courses, zip lines, jungle treks and cascading waterfalls, the tropical forests are more than you could hope for. Filled with animals and birds from monkeys to parrots, going on inland tours will show you the real heart of this rainforest island.
Beach lovers: Bavaro is a beach lover’s heaven with pale sands, palm trees and turquoise water. Hotels are just a moment’s walk away so you can go from poolside to seaside in a second, and there are plenty of beach activities on offer too.
Groups and families: With activities to suit everyone, Bavaro is a popular location for groups and families. Everything you need is close by, from waterparks and water sports to plenty of bars and restaurants.
Adventurers: Bavaro is in a great location if you want to go jungle exploring, coastal walking and underwater diving. The Dominican Republic has such a varied landscape, with so much to see, that even the most active of adventurers won’t run out of things to do.
Currency: Dominican Peso.
Fly to: Punta Cana International Airport.
Flight Time: Around 9 hours from London.
Location: Bavaro is next to Punta Cana on the Dominican Republic’s northeast coast.
Drive on the: Right.
Health and Visas: For more information about health, safety and visas, visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/dominican-republic.
Beaches: Bavaro is a beach in itself and is well known for its beauty. It’s surrounded by other fantastic beaches too.
Temperature: Bavaro is hot year all round with over 300 days of sunshine. It has average temperatures between 24°C and 28°C with summer highs around 30°C.
Best time to visit: Summer is hot and humid with short tropical downpours, but cool winds stop it from getting too hot. Winter is the driest time and still hot with temperatures around 25°C every day. Hurricanes can affect the Dominican Republic between June and November but don’t worry, they aren’t common.
By Taxi: Cheap for short distances, taxis can get expensive if you’re travelling a long way. Luckily Punta Cana airport isn’t too far from Bavaro hotels and taxis are easy to find.
By Hire Car: Hire a car from the airport or resort areas to really explore the Dominican Republic at your own pace, but be careful of poorly maintained roads and reckless drivers.
By Bus: Buses range from long distance modern buses with toilets onboard to private vans crammed with people. All are cheap and the latter is a fun but hair-raising experience!
By Scooter: Hiring a scooter is a great way to see the beaches and local towns. Drive with caution and watch for potholes.
For nature lovers: Each winter and into spring, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the Dominican Republic to give birth, and whale watching tours are a must if you’re on holiday between January and April. With lots of dolphins in the area too, you’re bound to see these marine animals in their natural environment.
For partygoers: Punta Cana does Carnival like no one else and with parades, performances, parties and lots of local food, this is a festival you can’t miss. Held in February or March, Carnival is bright, loud and energetic. Each town has its own version with Santo Domingo holding the largest. As Bavaro is next door to Punta Cana and only 80 minutes from Santo Domingo, you can even go to both.
For Foodies: The Punta Cana Food and Wine Festival is the most delicious thing to happen each year and you’re guaranteed to try things you’ve never even heard of. With tastings, demonstrations and world-class chefs, this is an event you won’t want to miss.