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Beautiful natural wonder

Gri gri is a piece of heaven. Debbie and Harry from Happy Dive Center Rio San Juan give us a tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bryan D
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Gri Gri

Stopped in as part of a snorkeling excursion. It’s really quite cool how the salt water combines... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Kanata, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gri gri is a piece of heaven. Debbie and Harry from Happy Dive Center Rio San Juan give us a tour. The turtle sanctuary there is quite cool.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bryan D
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in as part of a snorkeling excursion. It’s really quite cool how the salt water combines with fresh water. The trees and other foliage are breathtaking. The water was so clear we could see fish swimming below. A definite must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

It was cheap and fun and close to the hotel. We went to the open ocean by boat and swam there. Would definitely recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Polino4ka
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Nice setting to meet your sightseeing, diving/snorkeling or fishing boat. Very friendly folks to help you select the best trip for your interests. I would recommend Happy Dive Shop!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CaribbeanSoul59
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Really nice boat ride from the lagoon to the open sea. Lots of native birds. beautiful and peaceful coast. Make sure to ask for your captain SIGFRIDO when arranging your boat trip he is really nice and professional.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting226126
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a great 2hr stop at Rio San Juan, on the north coast of the DR and close to Cabarete. You ride on an uncovered boat that starts at a lagoon and exits to the ocean along a path of mangrove trees, watching the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank al3g
Reviewed September 26, 2018

i was looking foward to visiting rio san juan.i was not dissapointed.i went on an excursation adventure to laguna gri gri,and i loved it from the beggining to the end.the gri gri lagoon looked straigh up movie types of place.its amazing how the lagoon connects...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank garciafamily5480
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited the lagoon as part of an excursion and spent time on a boat trip. The 2 parts of this lagoon, wandering into the the mangrove and its clear water that then opens on the Atlantic Ocean makes it a really enjoyable moment.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jaydee30061974
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This place we did as part of the excursion with Alex Martinez. IT was very nice beautiful pics I took here

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ideladames
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The trip offers a variety of destinations for an easy and relaxing diversion. The mangrove itself is not very large, but certainly interesting (we saw sting ray, crabs, vultures, a red-headed moorhen, etc.), and the trip also includes a visit to a cave home to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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norma b
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Marie-Eve G | Reviewed this property |
We paid for a group trip called VIP playa grande. It included the lagoon for 90 USD per adult.
mark n
January 23, 2017|
Response from NicGough | Reviewed this property |
No. There aren't any fish in the lagoon.
January 11, 2017|
Response from NicGough | Reviewed this property |
No, not at all. You can simply look at the lagoon; you do not need to go in. There are a lot Of rocks so you can always stand on a rock with your feet in the water or near the waters edge if you want to get a picture... More