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Parque Nacional Los Haitises

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Address: 23000, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-720-6035
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A slice of Dominican history

The park is accessed by a 20 min boat ride on Samana Bay. The first part of our tour was looking at huge colonies of birds - pelicans, frigate birds, herons and egrets - nesting... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boat ride takes you along the coastline and the scenery was beautiful. The other part of our tour was a stop at the caves. If you can call them that. They don't really go in very far, in fact we weren't given flashlights because we didn't need them. There were several tour groups there at the same time, so... More 

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New York NY
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is accessed by a 20 min boat ride on Samana Bay. The first part of our tour was looking at huge colonies of birds - pelicans, frigate birds, herons and egrets - nesting on little islands jutting out of the bay. Then a trip to the mangroves and an appreciation for their role in coastal ecosystems. To finish... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Too kboat in town of Samana, on a sunny/cloudy morning. Had time to visit the Islands and the caves, had a wonderful learning experience. After that we went to Cayo Levantado, even if it was raining on and off. You had to pay for the lounge chair, drinks, just wasn't where I wanted to be for 2hr soaked and cold.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Parque Los Haitises as part of a one day trip from Samana where we were staying at the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa. We'd booked through our Air Canada rep and was glad to be on one of the bigger boats (which also had washrooms, water, coconut ... and rum). The boat ride to the park was about 50... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderfull trip, try to used light clothing during july because of the humidity- the ride with horses is good but drink energy or protein to enjoy the trip better

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This was an organized tour by an outfitter operating out of Bavaro. We took a ~1.5 hr bus ride west through Miches to Sabana de la Mar where we boarded a boat for a tour through Samana Bay and the National Park. This is where they filmed parts of Jurassic Park, and you can tell why. Samana Bay is where... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Great excursion, beautiful caves, good rock formations,many birds, beautiful scenery. Was good to get away from the hotel, and be able to get all that space.

Thank Wolfis
Sudbury, Canada
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

You need to take a boat tour to get there. We went with Peninsula tours. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and personable. We visited the bird islands - very cool formations, caves with hieroglyphics, and a neat ecopark restaurant with cascading falls and multiple pools. We left at 8 and returned at 4. The price was reasonable and it... More 

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Reviewed February 28, 2017

The Park Nacional Los Haitises is a massive expanse of red and white mangroves west of Sabana de la Mar that protects several plant and bird species, includes a wide variety of marine life and has hidden amongst it the ruins of old sugar plantations and numerous cave systems, once home to the original indigenous population of Dominican Republic, the... More 

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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Haitises National Park is a very scenic beautiful place. You can only get there by boat so if you get sea sick it is not for you. It is a bunch of small islands, where you can see birds and caves. It takes about 45 minutes from the marina to get there. While traveling there you can see the long... More 

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