You've already made the fantastic decision of booking a vacation to Punta Cana and staying at the amazing Hard Rock resort. All that's left is making sure you see the Dominican Republic's breath-taking beauty in style.
What better way to explore its luscious landscape than with a tour?
Choose from the best buggies Punta Cana has to offer and check out the scenery from an off-road buggy, ATV, or Polaris. With expert tour guides at the helm, you and your family can adventure through a backdrop of endless white sand beaches and glittering, crystal blue water.
Keep reading to choose the perfect vehicle for your dream tour in Punta Cana.
Why Take a Dune Buggy Tour?
Did you know Punta Cana is nicknamed the Coconut Coast? With sandy palm tree-lined beaches stretching over 26 miles, there's plenty to do and see.
A tour by buggy, ATV, or Polaris will take you beyond the beaches and open doors to sites usually made inaccessible by rugged terrain. You'll catch rare glimpses of wildlife and caves, explore a peaceful organic farm, and enjoy a fun-filled stop at one of Punta Cana's most beautiful beaches. If that isn't enough, you'll also have the opportunity to sample local delicacies like Dominican Rum and mamajuana at no extra cost to you.
Our experienced tour guides will keep you safe and lead you so you can focus on the important stuff: having fun and getting the most out of your vacation to Punta Cana.
Buggy, ATV, or Polaris?
To choose the best vehicle for your tour, you'll need to know what to expect from each of the three types of buggies we offer. Each vehicle will show you the same exciting tour. It's up to you which vehicle you'd like to use to see the sights.
We've gone ahead and done the legwork of outlining the most important features of our adventure buggies, ATVs, and Polaris. No matter what you're looking for, one of our buggies is sure to fit the bill.
Whether you prefer an epic wet and wild adventure or more of a family-friendly excursion, Punta Cana Transfers has the perfect option for you.
Zoom Off in an Adventure Buggy
See Punta Cana from the thrilling seat of an adventure buggy as it speeds through the island's stunning landscape.
The safety features of the adventure buggy make it friendly for all ages. Thanks to the attached side netting, you'll never have to worry about your children's safety.
Adventure buggies are so user-friendly that a driver's license isn't required to operate one. The driver needs only be at least 18 years old to handle the vehicle. If you have any questions or concerns about operating the buggies, our experienced staff members will be happy to help.
Although driving at high speeds is exhilarating, be careful not to exceed safe speeds, as there are sometimes unpredictable twists and turns along the route. Buggy tours are a group activity and a great place to meet new, like-minded people. However, with this in mind, be sure to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
It can be tempting to race other buggies, but this is prohibited for the safety of everyone on the tour. For more adventure buggy safety tips, check out this blog post.
Our adventure buggies can accommodate one to four riders. Depending on the number of members in your party, there's an option for everyone.
Adventure buggies are comfortable, especially when you start picking up speed. The wind will whip through your hair and keep you cool and relaxed in the sunshine.
Our adventure buggies sit close to the ground, guaranteeing a wet and wild ride. During the tour, you will traverse sand, rock, mud, and forest with ease.
The best buggies in Punta Cana truly can take you anywhere!
Take an Adventure ATV for a Spin
With 800cc engines, ATVs pack quite a punch. The extraordinary horsepower of the ATV makes it the perfect choice for off-roading the diverse terrain in Punta Cana. ATVs seat a maximum of two people, making them ideal for couples or solo travelers hungry for adventure.
Although there are many different ATV engines, they all use gasoline and have similar components. The combination of its light weight and horsepower results in an intoxicating ride.
When exploring the island in our ATVs, it's vital to make safety a priority. Pace yourself and don't max out your speed.
Ensure you have your feet properly placed by utilizing the specialized bars and heel guards. Doing so will help you feel secure while zipping over rocks and through mud and sand.
Our tour guides will have any tools or equipment needed to repair your ATV should something go wrong. Never be afraid to share any concerns you have, whether you're feeling sick or think your ATV might malfunction. Our staff has heard it all and won't hesitate to help you in any way.
Aside from having an absolute blast, avoiding accidents is our top priority on the tour.
If you're looking for an adrenaline-packed adventure, our ATVs are the vehicle for you.
See the Sights With a Polaris
The Polaris is larger and slightly more powerful than our adventure buggies and ATVs. Due to its increased size, the Polaris makes for the perfect ride for families of two or four who want to stick together.
If you're looking for an adventure that doesn't leave you covered in dirt, the Polaris is the best choice for you. Some of its premium features include large tires with aggressive tread patterns and high-clearance suspension.
These features combined with the expert guidance of our staff make driving the Polaris an absolute breeze. Our team performs prechecks to ensure each vehicle is suitable and in prime condition to ride. Prior to getting into the Polaris, we provide each member of your group with fitted pads and helmets.
While speeding along the island, keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife home to the Dominican Republic. Take on every type of terrain Punta Cana has to offer and do it with flair.
When choosing a tour, it's always best practice to review what's actually included in the price. Here at Punta Cana Transfers, we're proud to offer you phenomenal value for your money.
Our Buggy Tours Include:
- Pickup and drop-off from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
- Safety Equipment
- Expert guidance from our staff
- 3-hour buggy ride on the vehicle of your choice
- Visit Macao Beach
- Cave visit
- Organic farm visit
- Rum and mamajuana tasting
- Wildlife and unmatched views of Punta Cana
Our buggy tours start at the low price of 45 USD per person and include all the above plus memories that will last a lifetime.
Are Buggy Tours Safe?
At Punta Cana Transfers, we take the safety of our guests seriously. Aside from providing well-fitting safety equipment for each member of your party before the tour begins, our staff also inspects all vehicles to ensure they're safe and approved for guest use. If you'd like to go the extra mile, you can double-check to make sure your vehicle has adequate tire pressure and no apparent damage.
Our guides will thoroughly explain how to enter, exit, and operate the vehicle you'll be driving. As mentioned above, no driver's license is necessary as long as the driver is at least 18 years of age.
As long as your party follows staff instructions, sticks to safe speeds, and avoids following other parties too close, you have nothing to worry about. However, if you do have any concerns, share them with your tour guide immediately. Our staff is always happy to help.
Take the high temperatures and sunny weather into consideration when preparing for your buggy tour. Drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen with an SPF of 60 or higher both before and after riding. Wearing protective, but breathable clothing is also a great option.
For extra peace of mind, consider purchasing traveler's insurance. Should something happen to you, a member of your party or one of the vehicles, travel insurance will most likely cover it. Our tour is covered by insurance, so additional travel insurance is nice but not mandatory.
Items to Pack
Due to the diverse nature of the tour, you might be unsure of what you should bring. We've taken the liberty of making you an all-inclusive list so you can be prepared for each and every exciting opportunity the tour presents.
Before leaving the Hard Rock resort, double-check you have the following:
- Waterproof camera
- Sunscreen or protective clothing
- Insect repellent
- Face covering to protect from dust (Available for purchase during the tour)
- Cellphone charger
- First-aid kit
- Goggles (Available for purchase during the tour)
- Water shoes
- Waterproof bag for valuables
- Cash for additional purchases
- Photo ID (Picture of is accepted)
- Extra set of clothes
- Plenty of water
- Trash bags
- Reusable water bottle
Don't forget to take plenty of pictures along the way. You'll definitely want to remember this experience! For a fun experiment, take a picture of your group before and after the tour to capture just how adventurous things got.
Videos are also encouraged, so if you'd like to use a GoPro throughout the journey, that's perfectly fine. Just make sure to run it by your tour guide first before choosing to attach anything to the vehicle. No accessories should hinder the vehicle's performance or block your view, so be sure you and your tour guide agree on the placement.
Although we will stop at a local organic farm and enjoy some samples, feel free to bring your own snacks along for the ride in case you or your group gets hungry at any point throughout the three-hour journey.
Having cash on hand is a necessity in Punta Cana. Although your resort is most probably all-inclusive, if you venture outside of the Hard Rock, you will need cash to pay for services and tip staff.
What to Wear
Comfort is everything when it comes to taking the best buggy tour in Punta Cana. When deciding what to wear, pick clothing you don't mind getting wet or dirty since you will be driving through mud and sand. Bring an extra set of clothes with you if you'd like to change out of your dirty clothes at any point during the tour.
Punta Cana gets an impressive 250 hours of sun a month. Although perfect weather for a tan, it also ups your risk for sunburn or even sunstroke. Breathable clothing is a must, and items that offer protection from the sun are a bonus.
The tour also includes a stop at a beach, so you can either wear a bathing suit beneath your clothes or bring a swimsuit to change into later. When picking out footwear make sure it's comfortable, close-toed, and suitable for all types of terrain. Having a pair of water shoes on hand may also come in handy during our beach visit.
How to Book
Now that you know the ins and outs of the three types of buggies we offer, you're finally ready to choose the perfect vehicle to explore the island with.
Prices start at 45 USD per person but can change depending on which vehicle you choose. During the booking process, you'll be asked for your name, preferred time and date, and the number of single, double, or family vehicles you would like to rent. After booking, you will receive an email confirmation immediately.
Pick-up instructions might change from resort to resort, so rest assured Julio will reach out the day prior to the tour to provide you with everything you need to know before the big day. We can't wait to show you the gorgeous white sand beaches, jungle trails, water-filled caves, and plentiful wildlife.
Click here to book the tour of a lifetime.
Get Ready for Your Vacation to Punta Cana
At this point, you probably can't think of a better way to see the Dominican countryside than a tour.
Sign up for the best buggy tour from Hard Rock today!
Punta Cana Transfers prides itself on providing guests with all-star service and unforgettable experiences. Keep reading our blog for more tips on how to make your vacation to Punta Cana the best it can be.