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For travelers longing to escape to an out-of-the-way, unspoiled seaside resort with beautiful tropical beaches, Bavaro is an ideal get-away. It is on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Punta Cana. A variety of guided tours and planned festivities easily can be arranged for specific attractions in Bavaro and vicinity.

Besides sunbathing and beachcombing, visitors enjoy water activities such as snorkeling and swimming with dolphins, tortoises and sharks. They even can drive a speedboat provided by Bavaro Splash. The half-day Dominican Republic Caribbean Festival Cruise combines sailing, snorkeling, dining, dancing and music. Meanwhile, catamaran luxury excursions ply along the shore to lovely Cap Cana, a must-see destination, and to white-beached Saona Island.

Many visitors allow time for a day trip to Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. A seaport on the south side of the island, Santo Domingo is rich in history and culture. Another memorable excursion is to Manati Park with its lush gardens, exotic birds and aquatic shows.

Other tours take guests into the interior through mangrove forests and past sugarcane fields. Visitors can sample native cuisine, shop in village markets and go horseback riding. More adventurous vacationers book one of the island's breathtaking aerial zip line tours.