An island about 30 miles south of Punta Cana that is accessible via boat tour. It is home to a wide variety of birds and marine wildlife, and has served as a backdrop to a number of movies and commercials.

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Expert Review of Saona Island

Parks and Outdoors Review of Saona Island

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Day Hiking,Nature,Sustainable Travel
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Resorts in the Punta Cana and La Romana areas arrange catamaran trips that leave from Bayahibe and spend the day on Saona Island.
  • Organized tours feature snorkeling and lunch on the beach, and some include a visit to a natural pool (piscina natural), which is a lagoon on a sandbar that is ideal for swimming.
Saona is the largest outer island off the mainland of the Dominican Republic. This protected nature reserve is part of Parque Nacional del Este. Day-trippers come on organized boat tours to enjoy the tropical beauty of its beaches, which are often

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South of Bayahibe
Dominican Republic
Parking: 24 hrs

Visitor Information

Neighborhood: La Romana
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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