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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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not worth the trip

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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Linden, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The excursion company who booked us for a Swim with The dolphins completely lied to us about the trip to Manati Park. They promised a half hour individual time with the dolphins. instead you get ten minutes with about forty other people in the pool. The promised free photos and video turned out to be ten photos costing $45.00. Shame... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The zoo was just ok, but the dolphin / sea lions show is the big attraction, even if takes around 15 mins total.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent the service and the tours , we choose the Radikal wow , snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter, I bring my snorkel mask, they have lockers very safe, the captain so terrific with the boat 90 miles and turns 360 degrees ! then get inside water the floor takes a lot but gets out. they make the pick up to the... More 

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Toronto, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

About 15 years ago I came for the first time to the park and I loved it then very much. That was the very first time I swam with dolphins and it was very safe and well organized. The park is ideal for children, a few hours out with the family. This time I could bring my son (5) and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I'm not particularly an animal lover but this place is a bit of a joke! we swam with Dolphins and that was nice even though it was only for 15 minutes and paid $120 for pictures as we were not allowed to take our Go Pro. The park itself is waste of time and I was not amazed by anything... More 

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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