Manati Park Bavaro
Manati Park is an amusement theme park, offering 130,000 square meter preserve with permanent exhibits of birds, reptiles, and fish. A show with parrots, dolphins and dancing horses is included in the admission fee.
Free shuttle bus to and from principal hotels in the area is provided.
Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm
- Swimming with dolphins 9.00 am, 2.00 pm, 5.15 pm
- Dolphin and sea lion show 11.15 am, 4.15 pm
- Parrot show 12.45 pm, 5.15 pm
- Horse show 1.15 pm
Admission: 15 US$ Children aged 2 – 12 years
30 US$ Over 12 years
Short boat ride takes you to the artificial island created where tourists can have a swim with trained dolphins right in the sea. The package includes a 15-minute free time with the dolphins, where these will choose their new friends.
Punta Cana Ecological Reserve
A Short guided tour through tropical flora with an optional refreshing bath in a cool spring at the end. You will be walking through a real jungle. Located 15 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport.
Punta Cana & Bavaro
El Cortecito, located between Punta Cana-Bavaro and Macao, is the closest thing to a little beach town in the area. Manatee Park, a wildlife ecological/adventure site and the Ponce de Leon house is near Boca de Yuma, a choice for fresh fish lunches by the seaside. Handicraft vendors rotate offering market day at the different hotels. There are several souvenir shops located right on the different beach stretches.
Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro, El Cortecito, Arena Gorda, Macao and Uvero Alto. The beach is the No. 1 attraction in the East Coast area, stretching an amazing 50 kilometers. With few exceptions, most hotels and developments only limit land access and otherwise honour Dominican law whereby beaches are public. You can freely stroll the beach strip going from one hotel’s beach front to another, especially in the Cortecito, Bavaro and Cabeza de Toro areas. There are public beach entries at El Cortecito and Cabeza de Toro. Macao, to the north, is only now beginning to be developed, and thus still is open to the general public. Leave your valuables at the hotel when walking the beach, and caution should be taken in deserted beach stretches. But here are other activities to consider: Safari-type excursions on four-wheel bikes, buggy rides, jeep safaris, monster trucks or helicopter rides for a privileged view. A dozen of companies offer these adventure tours that take the tourists to observe tropical wilderness, visit a countryside home where typical Dominican food lunch will be served, examine tropical crops, take a dip at a deserted beach or for a swim in a cool river.