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Manati Park Bavaro

Address: Ctra. Manati, s/n, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-221-9444
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$35*
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46%
Ranked #12 of 25 Attractions in Punta Cana
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This popular zoo is home to a wide variety an animals, birds and...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This popular zoo is home to a wide variety an animals, birds and marine life.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Moorestown, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a somewhat ok experience at this attraction. It was a very long trip picking up other guests from at least 6 other resorts for what was a ten minute ride away. We were absolutely hounded by vendors to buy souvenirs. They were extremely aggressive and the numerous photo opportunities to sell us the pictures were the main focus... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My kids enjoyed the wonderful show with the dolphins and swan with them. Are a good experience to have in family.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The park is beautiful and the animal places are nice and well kept. The entrance fee is however ridiculously high, they even take the water away from you so you have to buy it for 4 USD. Same goes for the food. And then they have a lot of traders trying to sell you their cheap stuff. The only real... More 

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Arnstadt, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The pak is average, the Dolfin show is good but I don´t thinkj. The park was clean and the animals looked ok. 15 Dollar for one picture with so called indians a little expensive. The parret show was soso. The horse show was not impressive. Will not visit the park again.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was a great excursion! We had a group of ten and our guide Steven was awesome! Swimming with the dolphins was amazing! We got a DVD of all 178 pictures for $120. Not a bad price at all considering our hotel was selling one photo for $12 and all six of us were on the DVD. It was worth... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

poor conditions for animals. The horse show was great but it is scheduled at 1pm, the hottest time of the day under blaring sun. I was so hot just sitting in shaded bleachers. I hate seeing dolphins kept in such small spaces. Water appeared clean but regardless, very small. It was like a very small scale zoo. The kids enjoyed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went to swim with the dolphins it sucked we went in the water. They did not let me take pics and the set up for ppl watching sucks they had no way to take a good pic. Then after some pics from there photographer we had to get out fast then they they wanted 70$ for the pics. I... More 

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