Cotubanamá National Park

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From Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa in small group

1. From Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa in small group

Transport will drive you to Bayahibe, the starting point of the excursion, where you will embark on the fast boat. Let's go to Cotubanama National Park! A short stop in front of the Penon where an English-speaking guide will give you explanations about this cliff and the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. You will also make a stop at the mangroves, which are trees growing directly in the sea water. First stop on the island of Saona, at the beach of Canto de la playa where you will spend 2h30 on this magic white sand beach surrounded by coconut trees. There you will have time to relax or to snorkel, whichever suits you best.... After these marvelous moments, you will get back on the fast boat to go to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch. Once done with lunch, let's take a cap and sun cream to visit the village of Mano Juan with the English speaking guide and get a glimpse of the local life (wooden house, anecdotes, local shops, national sports...). At the village you will also visit the typical turtle nursery, a project maintained by a local family. With the means at hand, they take care of the incubation of the eggs during the laying period and the release of the baby turtles into the sea. It is not 100% guaranteed to see hatchlings, it will depend on the season and the hatching cycle. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to take a nap at the water's edge or test your bargaining skills in the small local shops. To top it off, you will stop at the famous natural pool where you will be able to see the huge starfish (be careful, you can't touch them, we can only admire them and take pictures), have an aperitif in the turquoise Caribbean water and enjoy a wonderful moment. Come back to Bayahibe with beautiful memories. The departure of this excursion is planned around 9:00 am for a return around 5:00 pm. Maximum on board: 26 people

From Dominicus: Saona Island Highlights Tour with Transfer

2. From Dominicus: Saona Island Highlights Tour with Transfer

Transport will drive you to Bayahibe, the starting point of the excursion, where you will embark on the fast boat. Head over to Cotubanama National Park for a short stop in front of the Penon, where an English-speaking guide will talk to you about this cliff and the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. You will also make a stop at the mangroves, which are trees growing directly in the seawater. First, stop on the island of Saona, at the beach of Canto de la playa where you'll walk along the magic white sand beach surrounded by coconut trees. There you will have time to relax or to snorkel. After these marvelous moments, you will get back on the fast boat to go to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch. Once done with lunch, let's take a cap and sun cream to visit the village of Mano Juan with the English-speaking guide and get a glimpse of the local life (wooden house, anecdotes, local shops, national sports...). At the village, you will also visit the typical turtle nursery, a project maintained by a local family. With the means at hand, they take care of the incubation of the eggs during the laying period and the release of the baby turtles into the sea. It is not 100% guaranteed to see hatchlings, it will depend on the season and the hatching cycle. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to take a nap at the water's edge or test your bargaining skills in the small local shops. To top it off, you will stop at the famous natural pool where you will be able to see the huge starfish (be careful, you can't touch them, we can only admire them and take pictures), have an aperitif in the turquoise Caribbean water and enjoy a wonderful moment. Come back to Bayahibe with beautiful memories.

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What people are saying about Cotubanamá National Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

A beautiful day with mixed weather but a fine crew! Small group ideal for this lively excursion. A nice trip on the water with stops to see the local village (far from the postcards of a deserted beach, quite a few other boats and tourists are joining us on the same spots.) We will see starfish and full of multicolored fish during stops. The picnic is very good and you won't die of thirst. The crew puts the atmosphere in local colors. In short, good value for money, always a little difficult at the end of feeling forced to give tips.

Superb excursion... Team at the TOP who speaks French (Dedication to Christian) Very pleasant small group Canto de la playa beach to do ABSOLUTELY !! I recommend paying a little more than the others to go to this unspoiled paradise of any deckchair. MAGNIFICENT, THANKS !

wonderful trip! very professional and top notch team. I highly recommend