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Ecological Tours

Sustainability Center Tour

Come and learn about the Grupo Puntacana Foundation’s renowned ecological projects on a guided tour featuring our efforts to protect and restore the Dominican Republic’s unique species and develop innovative sustainability projects. The tour includes detailed explanations about our main programs and visits to the different initiatives. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Price: US$15 external visitors - (Included for homeowners of Puntacana Resort & Club and guests of The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club and Tortuga Bay hotels)
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Days and time: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.)

Tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Guest Service. The reservation is completed once you receive a confirmation email with the scheduled Tour.

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“Ojos Indígenas” Ecological Reserve Tour

Discover the wonders of this private ecological reserve in a specialized guided tour, walking through a trail across this unique forest, exploring its impressive biodiversity that contains an extensive variety of endemic plants of the Dominican Republic and that serve as habitat for the peculiar fauna of the area. You will also learn about the culture and influence of the Taínos (Indigenous) first inhabitants of the island. The Reserve has 12 freshwater eyes (lagoons), formed by outcrops of an underground river called Yauya, where you can immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience.

  • Price: US$50 p/p external visitors - (Included for homeowners of Puntacana Resort & Club and guests of The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, Tortuga Bay, and Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village hotels)
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Days and time: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.)

Tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Guest Service. The reservation is completed once you receive a confirmation email with the scheduled Tour.

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Birdwatching Tour

A guided tour where you will be able to appreciate endemic and native birds of the Punta Cana region and other migratory species. Enjoy a walk along the Ridgway Hawk Trail up to our Birdwatching Tower. Observe birds in their natural habitat, including the endemic Ridgway Hawk.

  • Price: US$10 basic tour - (Included for homeowners of Puntacana Resort & Club and guests of The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club and Tortuga Bay hotels)
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Days and time: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

Tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Guest Service. The reservation is completed once you receive a confirmation email with the scheduled Tour.

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Specialized Birdwatching Tour:

Designed for expert Birdwatchers looking to observe, study or photograph a specific species, guided by an specialist. Hours: By appointment. Price: US$25 Dollars.

Tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Guest Service. The reservation is completed once you receive a confirmation email with the scheduled Tour.

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Center for Marine Innovation

In this guided tour you will explore this innovative Center, where we work on restoration and conservation of marine ecosystems projects, focused on the coast of Puntacana are managed. You will be able to appreciate the coral restoration efforts, the ornamental fish station, among other conservation and research projects. Tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Guest Service. The reservation is completed once you receive a confirmation email with the scheduled Tour.

• Price: US $ 15 external visitors - (Included for owners and guests of The Westin, Puntacana Resort & Club and Tortuga Bay hotels)
• Duration: 30 Minutes
• Days and time: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (10:00 to 10:30 AM)

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Catamaran

Enjoy our catamaran experience where we combine fun with environmental awareness activities of our marine conservation programs. Assemble your group of family and friends to accompany you on this adventure. For more information about prices and reservations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Environmental Education Program

Our Environmental Education programs are designed for students from local and international Schools and Universities, and corporate groups. During these visits / workshops the main goal is to show the projects and sustainability practices of the Fundación Grupo Puntacana, with the purpose of serving as a model and inspiration to the participants, for new ideas in favor of the protection and conservation of the environment and their species. For more information Antonio Barletta (Coordinator) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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