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National Park of the East

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Address: Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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La Romana Shore Excursion: Special Saona Tour
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Wild and savage Exellent coastal sight

Wild and savage Exellent coastal sight. Lots of mosquitos though. So be prepared with decent protection. Shore is wild and very nice. Better to be visited with a boat and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wild and savage Exellent coastal sight. Lots of mosquitos though. So be prepared with decent protection. Shore is wild and very nice. Better to be visited with a boat and stop time to time

Thank Gaston02
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is out of the world beautiful! If you get the chance you really have to go. Isla Saona is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen!

Thank ladywanderlust333
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Bayahibe I would recommend visiting the Cave's at Padre Nuestro. It is a little off the beaten path, an old dirt road gets you back to were the Path begins. The road was too bad for our car so we parked it off to the side after a while and hiked the rest of the way,... More 

Thank David K
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

You can hike through the park and explore a freshwater cave, and even snorkel or dive in the cave. Bring bug spray (or wear long cloths) and wear hiking shoes. You also need a flashlight for the cave. There's also organized tours of the park...we went with Seavis and had a great time.

Thank spelud
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Everyone should have an experience like this once in their life. The catamaran ride to the island was beautiful relaxing and fun. The island itself was gorgeous with beautiful palms on a soft white sand beach. The lunch served was delicious, with local dishes like octopus salad. The high speed ride back to Bayahibe was lots of fun.

Thank traveltime5759
New Hamburg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

For $3 US per person this is well worth exploring. You can hike to a natural underground cave. It's pretty awesome. You need to wear running shoes and you MUST bring a flashlight or a headlamp. Go in the morning when it is cooler. The hike takes just over an hour each way.

Thank laurieszoo
Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There is an official price which includes a guide and there is an unofficial way of getting in. A lot of people just walk along the beach into the park. Most stay on the beach. But some walk to the cave which is a 1.8 mile walk, one way. I suggest you wear some protective cloths because there are mosquitoes... More 

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Selkirk, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I went for an early morning run from Dreams La Romana to the park. I felt a little guilty because on my way in and out there was no one manning the booth, so I didn't get a chance to pay my 100 pesos. There were signs along a self-guiding trail describing a little about the people in the park... More 

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Kentville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A short 10 or so minute walk from the town of Bayahibe to the entrance of the Park, enjoy a hike through the park on well laid out trails, there is a small entry fee ($5usd last time I was there), also several underground caves in the park you can visit and swim in, or you can even arrange in... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We took a cab from Dominicus to Padre Nuestro, which is the "official" entrance to the path that leads to one of the three caves in the park. This cave is really cool, interesting looking, and with very beautiful completely clear spring water nice for swimming. The walk is on an easy path - 1.9 km round trip. This is... More 

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