Hoyo Azul
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Located in Scape Park, Cap Cana. After passing an interesting trail where you will find some of the most peculiar flora and fauna in the Caribbean, you will reach this spectacular lagoon at the foot of the 65mt high cliff. These turquoise waters have a depth of 37 meters in its deepest point.
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  • momof2wildchilds
    Denver, Colorado672 contributions
    Family Relief from the Heat- We loved it!
    We were here yesterday while at the Scape Park and after zip lining in the heat this was a welcome spot to trek to for exceptional relief. You must wear a helmet for safety, Miguel in the photos was passing those out. I understand safety first, but fortunately we did not have to wear a life vest as we are all competent swimmers. We were a party of 4 my husband, son and daughter and I. I would say this was our favorite part of the park given the heat. I did not get the name of the wonderful gentleman who was assisting people in the water, I wish I had to thank him in this review he is awesome. I realized after my jump off the platform that my Apple Watch had come off on impact when I entered the water. I should have had a more secure band on it. The gentleman dove with a mask immediately down the 50 feet in the water and came back up with it. I was so thrilled at his skill, this was obviously not the first article he retrieved from depths. I tipped him generously. Note: water shoes are important, the steps out of the blue hole are damp and slick. You must walk carefully, I did see a lady fall who was barefoot. The little market near the Hoya Azul is a great place to get a bottle of water, soda or a beer if you need relief from the heat. They also sell popsicles and chips. We would definitely go back to the Scape Park just for this attraction.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • NEERAJ K
    1 contribution
    Best thing to do in Punta Cana
    The best adventure park me and my kids have been to till date. We are from California and have been to almost all parks there and will rate this higher. Beautiful scenery and a view of the entire city from top. It was so much fun ziplining on a cliff, swimming in underground caves, jumping from water zip lines and riding in our splash hammocks! Do visit Hoyo Azul. There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day. We reached there at 9 am and after signing waivers and other formalities were ready to do first ride in 10 minutes. We went there on a week day maybe that is reason for no rush. Water and other beverages come at $2 so don’t bother carrying too much . Enough to drink and eat that you will survive the day. Staff extremely friendly and nice . Contrary to what some other reviews indicated there is too much tipping pressure we don’t agree. It will not be a bad idea to carry cash and tip generously as staff is working so hard in such heat . Also locker facilities come very handy and they are big lockers and can take a lot of stuff . Best part they are free. Do carry regular shoes and swim shoes and keep interchanging based on the activity. Take tons of pictures and carry water proof case for phone . Also remember everything is available also in their store and is average price so no need to worry . Love the park and will do it again.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Lee K
    Prairie Village, Kansas1,034 contributions
    Perfect after our horse ride.
    Great walk through the trees following a coral lined winding path. The dock allowed an easy access to clear water that was very refreshing. Our guide furnished flotation devices for non swimmers.
    Visited June 2022
    Written June 16, 2022
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Geoff Perry
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Apr 2021
Great spot - numerous fun activities for entire family. Great scenery and fun places to swim w/ great ziplining course. Very fun day excursion for our family
Written April 23, 2021
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SeaofBlush
Washington DC, DC98 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
This cenote is beautiful!! If you've never been to one you should go. We came here about 10 months ago and thanks to tripadvisor figured out that you could just take a 3 dollar cab ride here and visit the cenote by paying $15 pp. No guide, no tour, you just walk up the trail yourself and go. We saw several cars parked here too of people who just went to the cenote. We just tried to go 4th of july weekend and it's completely changed! Now you have to take a "tour" that's offered 3 times a day and at $59 per person! And the tour is a tour guide walking you up the same path we took previously. I really enjoyed going on my own as we had the cenote to ourselves but now we would have to pay more and be stuck w/ other people....soooo not worth it anymore!
Written July 7, 2014
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jennifer_0290
Collegeville, PA207 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
We recently were in Cap Cana for a 6 day stay at Sanctuary Cap Cana. We like a good mixture of adventure and relaxation and wanted to do something out of the norm during our trip -- a visit to Hoyo Azul was the perfect choice!

Our hotel had this trip as a part of an excursion package that included dune buggy riding for ~$130 per couple. Thanks to reading Trip Advisor forums before our trip, I am happy to report that our entire visit to Hoyo Azul cost us a grand total of $26 USD.

What the hotels do not tell you is that you don't need to book a full excursion to visit this beautiful area of Scape Park. We were able to take a $3 cab ride from our hotel to Scape Park and were able to enjoy Hoyo Azul for $10 each.

The one thing I will caution you if you do not visit through an excursion is that you will get lost in the shuffle if you do not speak up. As you are by yourself, there is no tour coordinator telling you where to go so you have to make sure that you remind the Scape Park staff that you are going to Hoyo Azul and you will need a ride (<2 minutes) from their staff.

Once at the entrance to Hoyo Azul you will take a 10 - 15 minute walk/hike through a very interesting jungle area (don't worry, the path is well defined but make sure to wear sneakers!! Not recommended for people who are not up for the walk)

Finally you arrive at the beautiful Hoyo Azul! I don't believe that the photos that i've taken do it justice, its just something that you will have to see for yourself!

We were goin to ask the Scape Park staff to call us a taxi when we were done but a staff member offered to drive us back to our hotel instead!! We gave him the money we were planning to use for cab fare but he didn't act like he was expecting it - double win!
Written June 14, 2013
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summertime66
Bethlehem, PA124 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
We didn't want to do a crazy excursion with 40 people in dune buggies all jumping in this pool together so we just took a taxi from The Paradisus Punta Cana. It was 90.00 for both of us in our own air conditioned taxi. The driver got us into the park, to the spot we hiked in, and he went in with us! Two women alone maybe prompted him. He was a great guy and photographer for us! IT WAS SO WORTH IT to go in alone... a short basically easy hike... for most... good water shoes would be suggested! ...some areas of volcanic rock and slippery spots/steps but well marked and safe, even for a 47 and 62 year old! We were the only two people in swimming for about 15 minutes until another couple came. Then the four of us swam in the most beautiful water I have ever seen... so refreshing and quiet. NOT LIKE the excursion would have been.. who wants to be in a place like that with a huge bunch of people... DO this! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
Written July 29, 2013
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saleem k
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This is by far the most I have paid for a dip in a natural pool . This is in Cap Cana , about 30 mins away from Bavaro . Wouldn't recommend this as a to do checklist for a Punta Cana vacation .
It's about a 10 mins of walk through the tour that starts from the reception area where you are asked to dig out $59 just for the pool .
The pool looks good , but honestly not worth the drive from Bavaro , nor the exorbitant price for the dip in the pool.
You are better off taking a walk down the beach or the party boat excursions .
Written November 27, 2014
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Muchas gracias por su comentario, es valorada su opinión por nosotros.
Written December 8, 2014
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Sherry H
Calumet City, IL6 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
This place is a must see. The water is refreshingly cool. The only draw back was we had on flip flops and we had to go through the cave to get there. Please wear gymshoes.
Written August 5, 2013
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RobSo3
New York City, NY9 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
This was the most fun we had in Punta Cana, we picked an excursion that started with a dune buggy tour. We road the buggies through private mud roads(you will get dirty so dress comfortable and non caring) and even some developed roads( don't worry its closed off to only the buggies when the excursion is taking place). Once you get the hang of the ride(5 mins), its a lot of fun!!! After about 30 mins of riding, we stopped at a private beach called Playa Juanillo, this beach is amazing, all the beaches in Punta Cana are beautiful but this one takes the grand prize. Its a private beach so barely anyone was there, the white said has minimal rocks and the turquoise blue water was amazing. It's a shallow beach also so you can walk and walk and WALK out to the water. We were a good 40 yards into the water on FOOT. After about 45 mins, we got back on the dune buggies and rode them to Hoyo Azul which is an amazing body of fresh blue water inside a cave. Not recommended to jump in for non swimmers(like me) as the water is very deep (40+ feet). I did however get in and hold on to the dock(couldnt pass up the chance to at least feel the water). The water is however COLD as it is in a cave and the trees and rocks don't allow much sun light to hit the water so unless you're going to be in there swimming back and forth, you will be cold. We spent about an hour here and then drove the buggies back to the starting point. The overall excursion was about 4-5 hours but was a BLAST and i HIGHLY RECOMMEND it to anyone looking to have fun and see some of the more exotic attractions in an already exotic paradise. Enjoy!!!!

TIP: You will need glasses and a handkerchief as theres a lot of dirt that gets kicked up. They're available for purchase before you start the excursion but you can save yourself $15 if you bring your own.
Written April 24, 2013
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Theresa O
5 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
I am a travel agent and have been very well traveled my entire life and have done MANY excursions. This was the worst. A joke. I was told there was a monkey, there was not. That was one of the main reasons I went, as my daughter loves monkeys. I was told it was a 25 minute ride from the hotel to the park, it was double that. When we got to Scape Park we stood around for AN HOUR waiting for other people to arrive. I was furious. It was almost 300$ for 4 of us. We walked through a mosquito infested trail that I was told was a 7 minute walk that was more like a 15 minute walk. We had less than an hour to swim in a little pool of water. We headed back after we swam and waited almost another hour for the busses, even though the busses were all sitting there. All they want to do is sell pictures to people so they have you sit around for hours. Worst excursion ever.
Written December 26, 2017
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Ladiv3568
26 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
Hoyo Azul is a great little get away from the resort relaxing. We did not pay the arm and a leg to get there either. We had the hotel get us a cab -$2 dollars, to Scape Park, when we got there we paid $40 to get in and walked the trail back to the cave pool. Saved a bunch of money and got to enjoy the cave on our own time. We arranged for the cab to come back for us at a certain time and he did.
Written October 28, 2013
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jukette1980
Atlanta, GA6 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
We booked this through Delta Vacations and we were 10 people, they gave us a 10% discount because of that. The tour was for the Boogies that will take us to the Caribbean Sea (BTW - no driving by the shore like you see in the brochures pictures, only stopped to get in the water, which was awesome too) and then to HOYO AZUL. They don't tell you what i am about to say: go to the bathroom once you get to the registration lobby area (there are no bathrooms available throughout the excursion);Bring your own bandana, you can find them at Walmart for $1(ea $5 at the boogie station) trust me you will need it; Bring your own towels or the hotels; Wear Swimming shoes or diving foot ware (no flip flops pleaseee, I had to throw them away as I stepped on rocks going up and down, this is some sort of hiking thing to get there once you park the boogie); PUT on OFF! Mosquitos are huge and they will eat you up; last but no least, be ready to jump to a 50 degrees cool water, I did it and it was the best thing ever! I didn't want to get out once in, the water is fresh and this was the highlight of my vacation!! They dont let you stay in for more than 20 minutes or so, so please enjoy it!
Written August 20, 2013
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