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Address: Ctra. Manati, s/n, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-221-9444
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This popular zoo is home to a wide variety an animals, birds and marine...
This popular zoo is home to a wide variety an animals, birds and marine life.
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$35*
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We took my 18 month old to the park and even he was not amazed. The attendants at the entrance were rude, the little dancer girls at the entrance walked away because I wanted to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Denecia P
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Moscow, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Park could use larger area for dolphins. They seem well taken care of and is clean. Staff is friendly but be ready to barter with vendors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We took my 18 month old to the park and even he was not amazed. The attendants at the entrance were rude, the little dancer girls at the entrance walked away because I wanted to take a picture with my own camera and not purchase theirs. The guy selling the art followed us through the park to get us to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My family and I were very satisfied with our trip to Punta Cana. this was our first time there and we met Kevin at the Occidental Resort who helped us coordinate many of our day trips including two trips to Manati Park to swim with the dolphins. the children (and adults) had a great time. Next time you go to... More 

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Prescott, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The park itself is not worth the 35.00 admission. Our guide was very good, however, and he pointed out some interesting things to us about the animals. He actually spoke English - vary rare in the DR. They do try to sell you their jewelry at their table about 1/2 way through. Barter with them, as they start high and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

bought an excursion to swim with dolphins arrived at the park and had to pay a substantial additional fee to swim with the dolphins

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Please do not waste your money on this tour. It was highly overpriced and under kept. The dolphin show never happened because the dolphins would not co operate. Their conditions looked deplorable. I felt ashamed that I paid money to support that behaviour/habitat. The horse show never happened. The tour transfer never showed to pick us up. We had to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We paid 200 dollars for entry and swimming with dolphins..We was guided around by the dj can't remember his name but he was brilliant very informative and spoke good English.the zoo part is good but felt a bit rushed walking around....One thing I totally disagree with is the park take all liquids from you upon entry and you have to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

it was an expensive experience as the prices were based on US based theme parks. With a family of four 500USD was the entry ticket and a pass to swim with the Dolphins. An additional 100USD for pictures while additional photos taken were 12USD each. While it was negotiated in USD, when charged to the card it was processed in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

*I'm writing this review in note form so you can read the notes on the section you'd like to find out more about* The bus ride- On a taxi it would take 9 minutes, yet it took an hour for the Manati Park bus. Drivers kept short stopping Vendors- Everywhere you go there are vendors, Even at the Indian tribe... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We spent a day at Manati Park, my family had a wonderful experience. We had Steven as our guide, he made our day as efficient and pleasant as he could. We started with swimming with Dolphins, that was the highlight of our trip to Punta Cana. My kids 12, 9 and 8 years old loved it! then was all the... More 

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