Traveling to a Caribbean island, to receive all the benefits it can offer, in itself, is already wonderful, but discover that inside that island, there is another adjacent one that belongs to one of the most beautiful tourist areas, it is definitely out of this world.
Saona Island, a trip of this 2023 that you cannot miss.
Undoubtedly, this is the experience you will live, when visiting Saona Island. It is one of the largest in the Dominican Republic, which is located just in front of the coast of the province of La Altagracia, where the tourist destination of Bavaro, Punta Cana is located. This paradisiacal island with crystal clear waters belongs to the east national park, an area protected by the government of the country, declared on September 16, 1975 by President Joaquín Balaguer, through presidential decree 1311.
It is an island of virgin beauty, free of hotels, which has two small towns, called Mano Juan and Catuano. Mano Juan is a fishing village with wooden houses and Catuano is a beach, which has a detachment of the navy. Between both, there is a population of approximately 500 inhabitants, with only 69 houses of families that live fundamentally of a varied fishing.
Its territorial surface is approximately 110 square kilometers. Of the 539 species reported in the east national park, the majority is located in this place. In the area, there are several associations of plant species, which integrate different ecosystems, which make this point, a site that is worth visiting. We can highlight beautiful coral reefs, coastal lagoons, a great diversity of birds and reptile species, and also interesting archaeological sites and caves that were used by the Tainos, who were the first inhabitants of the island.
It is one of the most important ecological reserves in the country, where several species of sea turtles, fascinating animals such as the rhinoceros iguana, the manatee, the dolphin, bats and a number of birds, are housed, many of these species are found in Danger of extinction. Several species of fish, corals and mollusks have been reported; has an area called “natural pool” where the water is at the height of your navel and you can find lots of starfish of various types and colors of the Caribbean, in addition to enjoying this natural beauty we must say that we are only few steps from the coast and the water is even more crystalline. This is a point that is usually used to practice snorkeling, so you can glimpse the magical underwater postcards that can be seen in this place of the Caribbean.
All this and many other wonders, you have the chance to enjoy, when visiting our beautiful country, Dominican Republic, and if you are in the Punta Cana area, you cannot allow to be told about this fantastic experience, you must live it! In Bavaro Excursions, we offer you the most popular activity among the tourists that visit our Caribbean island, which attracts an average of 2500 to 3000 people every day, who from different parts of the world want to enjoy all the natural beauty that Isla Saona has to offer. You will simply be picked up at your hotel and transported to the small town of Bayahibe, from where we will take a boat, either speedboat or catamaran, to get to this beautiful island of pristine waters, and you can compare everything that we have here, to realize that reality exceeds expectations, by far. To see more details and information about the Saona Island tour, go to https://www.bavaroexcursions.com/tour/saona-island/