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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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Worth the visit

It is next to the hotel and therefore well worth visiting. There are plenty of interesting and impressive plants ie trees with amazing with huge roots and little birds which... read more

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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is next to the hotel and therefore well worth visiting. There are plenty of interesting and impressive plants ie trees with amazing with huge roots and little birds which, unfortunately, are not always easy to catch on camera!!

Thank Albatros747
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On an excursion to Isla Saona our catamaran stopped by the Parque del Este supposedly to view sea stars. Instead drunken passengers swarmed into the water to drink more out of plastic cups handed out by crew members. One passenger found a single sea star, which was handed around roughly from person to person (rather than being left undisturbed). Plastic... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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213 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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 

2 Thank David K
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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.

1 Thank spelud
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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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9 reviews
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.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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