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Swimming in a cave at Scape Park

Scape Park, top attractions to visit in the most beautiful park in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is one of the best-known areas in the Dominican Republic for its stunning white-sand Caribbean beaches and exclusive selection of all-inclusive resorts. While you want to spend most of your vacation enjoying drinks in your hotel, the pleasures of this stunning destination come in many forms and you don’t want to miss some of its natural beauties. Punta Cana offers a wide range of activities for adventure lovers, including the Reserva Ecológica Ojos Indígenas, Bávaro Adventure Park, and the incredible Scape Park. 

Scape Park offers everything from thrilling and adrenaline packed adventures to smooth and cultural experiences. The tropical forests, the ocean, the cliffs, ancient caverns, zip lines and splash hammocks combine together in this exquisite natural asset. Spending the day at Scape Park is without question a must-do experience in Punta Cana. Here are the top attractions to visit in the most beautiful park in Punta Cana.

1. Swim in a natural cenote: Hoyo Azul

As soon as you arrive at the Scape Park, all you need to do is follow the signs to dive in and immerse yourself in the Blue Hole. This little hidden treasure is a cenote, which is a natural cave formed across the Yucatan Peninsula. The beautiful sinkhole is filled with clear, cool and blue water. I wrote here all the details about our experience, however the cenote is just one gem among many attractions in the park. 

Hoyo Azul in Puerto Vallarta

2. Visit an impressive cavern: Iguabonita Cave

One of Scape Park’s highlights is the Iguabonita cave, an underground network of tunnels and caverns where visitors can explore extraordinary geological formations from stalactites and stalagmites to interesting lights for the most dramatic photos. You can borrow a helmet at the entrance and closed shoes are required for your visit. It’s beautiful! 

Iguabonita Cave_Scape Park in Punta Cana

Colors are the smile of nature!

-Leigh Hunt.

3. Immerse yourself in a cave, Cueva Las Ondas

Similar to the blue hole, but with more intense tons of blue is Las Ondas Cave. A quiet ecological trail takes you through a dry forest to a steep wooden staircase that descends to the cave. This place was used by the ancient Taino people for performing sacred rituals, and has a beautiful subterranean spring where visitors can enjoy and dive in. It resembles a private spa, with little sunlight, but magical fresh and SO BLUE waters.

Swimming in a cave at Scape Park

4. Jump from the the rope: Saltos Azules

One of the most strenuous activities in the Park in the Saltos Azules, where visitors can Jump from the rope in the Macuya Swing surrounded by caves and waterfalls. The place has a beautiful setting and a cool bar. All activities are free, except the drinks! It’s good to have some cash if you plan to relax around the pool.

Scape Park in Punta Cana
Scape Park in Punta Cana

5. Have fun ziplining: Eco Splash

For those who enjoy adventure, the park offers around 5 zip lines. You can feel the adrenaline along the cliff called El Farallón, or splash down in a large pool on water hammocks. All the safety equipment is provided and is super fun for adults too! Check our Instagram to see the reel with this experience.

6. Learn about the history: Ruta Cultural

Before arriving at the cave Cueva Las Ondas, you will pass through the Ruta Cultural, which is a trail where visitors can learn more about the local history. In this nature walk visitors are able to see real life replicas of the homes of the ancient Taino Indians, the Spanish colonial houses, the African slaves, and the Dominican peasants. The tour is very enjoyable and easy to do.

Ruta Cultural_Scape Park

7. Take a closer look at the Iguanas: Iguanaland

Have you ever seen an Iguana before? In this kind of zoo, you will find several species of reptiles including all kinds of rhinoceros iguanas that can only be found on this tropical island. Visitors can enjoy from the fence or enter and have an up and close encounter with the huge iguanas.

Iguanas_Scape Park

8. Enjoy the animals: Animalarium

Close to the entrance, in the central area of the park, visitors can see brightly-colored parrots, young donkeys and even snacks. You have a chance to observe and interact with the animals. In addition, around the Animalario there is a botanical garden with a variety of orchids and plants from the tropical rainforest.

About Scape Park in Punta Cana

The Scape Park is open seven days a week, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. We were told some companies used to offer the tour for the Hoyo Azul only, but now the full admission ticket is required for all visitors. The ticket is around $130 for the entire day including all activities. If you decide to book an excursion, the round-trip transfers are included and the tour takes the entire day. The drivers pick you up at the hotel around 8:30 and drop you off around 6PM. The journey takes around 30 minutes from the resorts to the park.

What you should bring to the Scape Park?

To enjoy your day at Scape Park, you need comfortable shoes, (waterproof is very useful but not essential), sunscreen, hat, water, GoPro, and don’t forget your bathing suit and towel. Note that video cameras, drones, selfie sticks, cannot be taken into the park, but you can rent a locker to leave your belongings at the entrance. It’s cheap and very helpful. You will also need money in case you want to buy some souvenirs. The store is beautiful and they sell the photos of you taken inside the park. There is also a good restaurant where you can have a nice meal. Drinks and ice cream are also available for purchase.

Is it worth visiting Scape Park?

Yes! This was our favorite excursion in Punta Cana. We have great memories and really recommend the visit. 

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