This massive national park has no roads to running through its interior. Most guests navigate it by boat to take advantage of the hiking, wildlife viewing, and historical sites found here.

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Expert Review of Parque Nacional del Este

Parks and Outdoors Review of Parque Nacional del Este

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Day Hiking,Nature,Sustainable Travel
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  • No roads lead directly into the park's interior, and visitors usually come by boat from the town of Bayahibe. Some tours stop at sites along the park's waterfront on the mainland and then visit Saona Island, which is the most popular part of the sprawling park system.
  • Organized tour packages include transportation from resorts located in the Punta Cana area, but if you have your own car, you can pick up a permit and arrange a boat trip at the national park office on the west end of the parking lot at Playa Bayahibe, near the dock. You are required to hire a ranger at the park entrance to guide you through the reserve.
  • A network of hiking trails winds through the thick forest to caves and cliffs that shelter a remarkable assortment of birds and relics from early Taino communities.
The main attractions inside the national park are the caves and the abundant wildlife living in the dense tropical forest. Expect to hike about two hours along trails cut through the trees to reach Cueva del Puente and Cueva Jose Maria, the most

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