Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities in Punta Cana. The Caribbean side of Punta Cana allows visitors to enjoy snorkeling in calm, clear natural pools, shallow reefs close to the shore, and enclosed aquariums full of magic underneath. If you’ve never snorkeled nor a good swimmer, Punta Cana is the perfect place to start, and safe for the kids. The best way to enjoy snorkeling in Punta Cana is by booking a tour, most tours offer convenient pick-up/drop-off from your hotel and take you to the best snorkeling sites. The most popular snorkeling tours go to the reef at Cabeza del Toro Nature Reserve and the dreamy offshore islands of Saona and Catalina.
If you wish to wish to snorkel on your own, many resorts offer free use of snorkeling equipment, a good spot is right off the beach in Cabeza del Toro with a coral reef that’s roped off safe from boat traffic.