Punta Cana Eco-Travel
Caleta Submarine National Park
Offers snorkeling and scuba diving, is the underwater home of two shipwrecks and oodles of marine life. Located in the Punta Cana Resort & Club, the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve is a 1,500-acre ecological reserve and park featuring native Dominican animal life and plant species.
Cotubanamá National Park
Also known as East National Park, the park is known for its stunning lagoons, beaches, coral reefs, caves and archaeological sites, also possesses a beautiful ecological reserve teeming with a variety of sea turtles, dolphins, manatees, mangrove forest, tropical and subtropical rain forests, and over 500 species of plant life. Sugar production, a major industry since its founding by Columbus, is still a mainstay throughout the island, including at Altos de Chavón, a re-created Spanish-Italian village from the 15th Century. It is also known for stunning lagoons, beaches, coral reefs, caves and archaeological sites. It possesses a beautiful ecological reserve teeming with a variety of sea turtles, dolphins, manatees, mangrove forest, tropical and subtropical rainforests, and over 500 species of plant life. For all these reasons it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Boca del Diablo
Also known as the Devil’s Mouth, is a natural blow-hole located on a cliff with views of migrating whales, as well as Cueva de los Mulcieglos (the Bat Cave) for cave exploration with these creatures of the night.
Located along the southeastern coast of the island and encompassing the areas of Casa de Campo, Bayahibe, Altos de Chavón and Dominicus, La Romana is breathtaking. Attractions in the area include the Ecological Route and Our Father Archeology, an approximately four-mile route featuring five springs and well over 400 species of native plant life, as well as Fun Fun Cave, one of the largest caves in the world where adventurous climbers can appreciate this natural wonder.
For a more intense thrill, check out the white water rafting on the Yaque el North River. Starting in the Cordillera Central Mountain Range at 8,500 feet, the river flows through several towns and villages.
Rainforest and wildlife leading to the beach at Cabeza de Toro make it a perfect fit for horseback riding through the Natura Park Eco-Resort. To get to the natural, secluded area find the Barceló Bavaro golf course and travel south along the Bulevar Turistico del Este. Go to the parking lot past the military area and walk to the Dream Palm Beach Resort.