Punta Cana Sights

Manatí Park Bavaro

  • Carretera Manatí Map It
  • Bávaro
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

This zoo and cultural park showcases local animals, which include iguanas, crocodiles, and tropical birds. The daily schedule includes a Taino cultural show, a horse show, and a dolphin and sea lion show. Ducks and flamingos roam the tropical gardens, which are beautified by orchids and Dominican art. A brief swim or an encounter with the dolphins is an option, but advance reservations are required; don't forget to bring your swimsuit and a towel. (Dolphin Island, run by the same owner, offers a more extended swim program.) Free shuttles on a colorful guagua (local bus) depart from the hotels. You could call this hokey, but it has come a long way and is more professional than in the early days.

Sight Information

Address:

Carretera Manatí, Bávaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic

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Phone:

809-221–9444;

Sight Details:

  • $35; $125 for admission and dolphin swim
  • Daily 9–6

Published 10/12/2015

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