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Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

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Travel from Punta Cana to Saona Island, a showstopper among the Dominican Republic’s off-shore islands. Get there with a quick and easy speedboat and return at a more leisurely pace aboard a spacious catamaran that includes music and an open bar. Start your all-inclusive, full-day outing with pickup at your hotel.
US$55.04 per adult
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Lu Is wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
The town is very poor, doesn’t have much to see, a tiny center with few attractions other than the pink alley. Being the first country colonized by the Spanish in the new world, I expected a lot of old Spanish buildings and fortresses, but they don’t seem to have much of that, at least in Puerto Plata. They have a tiny fortress not quite worth the trip, but the view is ok. (I don’t know much Dominican Republic history so maybe a lot of the oldest buildings have been destroyed in their wars.) I felt uneasy, as I never saw cops around but thankfully we were fine.
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Date of experience: February 2020
SharonB231 wrote a review Feb 2020
Toledo, Ohio935 contributions241 helpful votes
Nice but small square. There is a cathedral here along with shops and restaurants. Nice area to stop and walk around.
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Date of experience: February 2020
jsamuli wrote a review Feb 2020
Hameenlinna, Finland23 contributions7 helpful votes
Colourful colomial surroudings. Not much to do. Few souvenir shops around and a couple of ok restaurants. Do not expect cheap prices. Also beware of all sorts of swindlers that constantly come and try to talk you to shops and sights. Some of them might be ok, but we ran in to one that I suspect was trying to get us to some side alley near amber museum where his friend was waiting and we would have probably ended up robbed. Did not go. This would be a nice place to stroll around if there wasn´t so mutch harrasment by these few people. Dominican is a poor country and it shows. I understand that some of them just try to make a living but few dishonest of them easily ruin the whole thing. Most of the people are very nice and welcoming.
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Date of experience: February 2020
russpei wrote a review Feb 2020
Lehigh Acres, Florida541 contributions135 helpful votes
This square has historic buildings, good places to eat and a spot for taking many good pictures. There were many tourist police around so I felt safe to walk the entire area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Artur wrote a review Jan 2020
Warsaw, Poland17 contributions3 helpful votes
Typical caribbean old town, colorful, a bit colonial in character, with shops and pubs around and fresh coconuts sold nearby. Parking a car around is almost impossible but there are some spots two or three streets away. Unfortunately there is quite a lot of traffic around the square which is stinky and noisy when you're drinking a beer in one of the nearby pubs.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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