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Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)

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Address: Main Street Punta Rucia | Puerto Plata, Punta Rucia 57000, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
+1 829-340-3305
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Escojan cual de nuestras embarcaciones los transportan hacia la fantastica...

Escojan cual de nuestras embarcaciones los transportan hacia la fantastica isla desierta Cayo Paraiso. Arenas Blancas, Aguas Turquesa y una brisa fresca de Oceano. Asombrosos arrecifes de coral y gran variedad de Escojan cual de nuestras embarcaciones los transportan hacia la fantastica isla desierta Cayo Paraiso. Arenas Blancas, Aguas Turquesa y una brisa fresca de Oceano. Asombrosos arrecifes de coral y gran variedad de coloridos peces tropicales en una de nuestras mas divertidas actividades "Snorkeling". En contraste con esta fantastica aventura tambien podran visitar los manglares en el Parque Nacional de Montecristi y aprender acerca de las maravillas de la naturaleza acompanado de nuestro eficiente personal. No deje de probar la variedad de frutas tropicales y tomar un insolito cafe en la islas o de navegar a borde de nuestro Yate VIP saboreando una copa de champan. Para los mas intrepido rumbo al historico sitio de La Isabela El Castillo con nuestro crucero Gatao con todos los confort.

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Beautiful

The island is beautiful and has awesome snorkeling. However, the time spent at the island was too short (when going with a tour company), only about 2 hours.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The island is beautiful and has awesome snorkeling. However, the time spent at the island was too short (when going with a tour company), only about 2 hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this via our Thomson rep at the Hotel as we were advised this was a must trip for anyone visiting the Dominican republic. The Trip itself was approx. $80 with the discounts we were given via our rep. We were collected from our Hotel in Playa Dorada at 7am and taken on a 2hr 20 min drive by... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this via our reps in the hotel. We booked the VIP version so cost a little more but meant that there were only 30 on the boat. When we set off on the coach the first thing noted was the duration. It was going to take 1.30 to get to the boats location from our hotel in Puerto... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was 1 of the best days of the 2 weeks we stayed in the Dominican Republic. We stayed in Puerto Plata so the journey was 2.5hrs on the coach. After we get off we then travled buy speed boats to the island which is another half hr. We were given another 2.5hrs on the island to swim along the... More 

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Maine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on the VIP paradise island catamaran twice now. Once in 2014 and in 2017. Sooooo worth the money. Awesome staff, beautiful boat and amazing experience. Boat only takes about 30 people out which makes for a much more enjoyable journey than a speed boat crammed with people. You get a champagne toast when in a beautiful swimming... More 

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Reviewed March 21, 2017

This is a fantastic way to spend a half a day. The island is about 20 minutes off sure and surrounded by coral reefs. You can stand knee deep in the warm water and watch the tropical fish swimming around you. Go first thing in the morning to try and get some time on the island before it gets too... More 

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paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Kind Regards from Paradise Island, More 

Milan, Italy
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

You don't need to go to the Maldives to get up close and personal to hundreds of fish that will surround you at every turn. Inside the reef the water's only up to your waist. Then you can venture just outside and ......wow! Don't worry, all groups are accompanied over and back from Punta Rucia. Cheaper if you negotiate with... More 

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Thanks for your comments, Best regards, More 

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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

This is little island has the most amazing water that I ever seen! Yes there are a lots of tourist but it's still so worth it! You must take the opportunity to snorkelling while you are there, there are fishes in all different colours and they are right in front of you. Don't miss this island if you are in... More 

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Thanks for your comments, Best regards from Paradise Island Team! We hope you can come back soon. More 

Jevnaker, Norway
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

A very nice daytrip. The island itself is very nice and with good snorkling. Try getting in late to the island or else you can encounter a lot of people and that makes the experience not as good as it can be.

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Many thanks for your comments, We are happy our visitors are happy. Best regards, More 

Black Diamond, Canada
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Six of us booked this trip through a beach vendor at our resort. He recommended going on a Sunday as not all the tour groups operate on Sundays and it is less busy. It was about a two hour drive to get there. I found this part to be an interesting tour through the countryside and several small villages. It's... More 

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Thanks for your comments, Best Regards From paradise Island Team, More 

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