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Address: Ctra. Manati, s/n, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 18092219444
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Manati Park is a huge garden set in 80.000 m2 of typical caribbean flora...

Manati Park is a huge garden set in 80.000 m2 of typical caribbean flora and fauna. You will find more that 150 species of animals and plants in their natural habitat, will have the chance to touch different species as parrots, iguanas, snakes, dolphins, sea lions and so many others. Enjoy our 4 animal shows (Dolphins, Sea Lions, Parrots, Horses and don't forget that in Manati Park the ancestral Taino culture is relived, with its showy ritual dances and delicate handicrafts.

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Manati Park with Optional Dolphin Swim
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It was and enjoyable afternoon

We arrived at a good hour so that we could enjoy all the aspects of the park, well kept and entertaining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I visited this park about 8 years ago on our honeymoon and we returned this year with our 6 year old daughter because we thought she'd enjoy it as much as we had previously. The day started with the bus being about an hour late which turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it meant... More 

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Thank tinkybabygirl
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at a good hour so that we could enjoy all the aspects of the park, well kept and entertaining.

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Thank SPREMO
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I booked a half day excursion to Manati Park to do swimming with dolphins. I didn't really know what to expect but the park is kind of like a small zoo. There were 3 dolphins and basically you and a group (of 10 in our case) go into the pool and you take turns interacting with them... More 

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Thank Emily M
Brooklyn
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a perfect place for smaller kids, or those interested in learning about animals and nature. Well kept and inviting. The downside is those vendors focused on addl sales and profits. Its just unnecessery distraction. Not sure also, if all food vendors realize that most of the crowd stays in all-inclusive resorts. No one really wants a hot-dog &... More 

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Thank Roboos25
Montevideo, Uruguay
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It´s a very good option if you want to swim with dolphins because in the other tours you just take a boat swim and get back. Here you can see a few birds and animals also you have a few shows (parrots show, dolphins and seawolf, horses, Tainos tribu). Its only take half day.

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Thank SimUY
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park was awesome with the swimming with the dolphins and the Tainos Indian show. The Dolphin swim was great and exciting. Not really crowded so we didnt feel rushed while in the pool with the Dolphins.

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Thank Michellemaye
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most of the reviews are pretty accurate. Small zoo-like place with few animals and lots of pushy workers. Few spoke much English; my intermediate-level Spanish was necessary. But, we did do some things my kids enjoyed, e.g., pictures sitting with a 3-foot long iguana, an entertaining bird show, and feeding monkeys right out of your hand. It was annoying that... More 

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Thank Keith M
Bielefeld, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Went here for a few hours, a guide took us about which meant we got to go in to see animals but tips were required everywhere and they charge you for taking pictures with your own camera. Not allowed to take your own drinks in, they search your bag! Was nice to see the animals and dolphins and sea lions... More 

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Thank Kirsty D
Burnaby, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I booked a day excursion to El Hasienda in Punta Cana with a guy named Geiry (1-809-223-1279 that's his number if anyone tries to book with him.......don't ). I booked for 14 adults and 5 children. At the time of the booking Geiry was very polite and nice to deal with. Me and my brother in law asked a lot... More 

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Petawawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We attended the park to get off the resort with our young girls. They really wanted to see the dolphin show and turns our with was quite short. they spoke more about the parts of the dolphin which they didnt care about then making them jump and do trick. the little show was ok but could have been longer for... More 

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