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Manati Park Bavaro

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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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Great Park

Great park, but could definitely do with some upgrades! Enjoyed the Parrots..Bus ride from resort was just over 15 minutes..check for scheduling

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Bonnie F
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great park, but could definitely do with some upgrades! Enjoyed the Parrots..Bus ride from resort was just over 15 minutes..check for scheduling

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Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Zoo is small but you get the opportunity to interact with some of the animals that in other zoos you are not able to(Monkeys, Iguana). The wandering pelican was my favorite as it constantly tried to put my hand in his mouth... The Sea Lion is adorable but the Dolphin show was basic at best. Typical vendor area asking you... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I enjoyed the exclusion, but you really are only with the dolphins for a total of 20 mins. The photos (CD) are expensive and they want you to pay per person even though it is only one CD. We enjoyed the park, but they left you there longer than we needed to be so my husband and I took a... More 

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Bucharest
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They are telling you that you can swim with dolphins in shallow water.It's a lie.The water is 5 mtrs.deep.They call it a dolphin and sea lions show.That's about 10 minutes all,and you are asked continuously to buy drinks and junk food.They call it a zoo,but you only can find 2 monkeys and some birds.I call it a scam.

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Barrie, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This daytrip was great for the kids and grandchildren we were travelling with, but we will probably not return again. The vendor area (which is unavoidable) and the various vendors throughout the park were relentless. The dolphin show was enjoyable.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First off the animals are very well cared for and the park is just great for little kids. The parrot show was the best. Sadly I missed the horse show but toured the stable the horses were beautiful well cared for and the stable was immaculate. Not a big fan of Dolphins in captivity and will be making my daughter... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I didn't go here by choice, I went with family to avoid being alone at the resort. I will never give a high rating to any place that holds dolphins and sea lions captive for human entertainment. I felt very bad for all the animals in their cages. I didn't enjoy this place at all.

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had a great experience. Our children got to swim with dolphins, which was one of the highlights of my entire vacation. While it is a small zoo Steven (aka Bob) made it feel personalized and special. He took us into animal enclosures to have up close time with the animals. The vendors did not bother us the same way... More 

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was so amazing! Definitely, definitely worth going! You will be photographed at the beginning with parrots and at the end with a sea lion. If you are not willing to spend 50$, do not buy the parrots ones (you will have a chance to take pics with other parrots on your own camera for free), wait for the sea... More 

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Bayeux, France
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36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A very nice but small zoo with interesting activities for the children My wife had the opportunity to swim the dolphins, a great experience for her but doing it in a swimming pool is not the same as in the ocean - trip in Cuba I just did that, it was awesome. Nevertheless I recommend the park for a good... More 

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