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Hoyo Azul
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had a blast on the excursion; especially at Hoyo Azul which is an amazing cave with a beautiful refreshing lagoon that I dove into repeatedly =)

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

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!

9  Thank jennifer_0290
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I've never been to a blue hole before as there are many in the world. My first experience was breath taking! No need to pay for an excursion as we simply paid a $2 cab fare for a ride and then a $10 (per person) entry fee for Hoyo Azul. We then walked on the path for about 15 minutes through the jungle, under a cave and then boom! You're there! If you go with an excursion you will be with about 30 people in small area. We went alone and had Hoyo Azul to ourselves. If you are going to Punta Cana, make sure to visit this place, you won't be disappointed. The water is very cold as it is fresh water and the structure of the cave is just amazing. Nature is beautiful! There is a stairway that leads up to the top of the cave for a birds eye view but it's closed off. I did jump the barricade and walked up the steps, if you do this, be very careful as some of the boards are rotted, especially the top landing, just hold on to the railing.

9  Thank Zstar25
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

went here during our dune buggies excursion and i am so glad we did. It was so refreshing, cool water. I just wish we had moew time there

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This site was part of a tour through Caribbean Dreams. Its in a cave and its a GEM! clear bluish water so deep its amazing. If you know how to swim, I advise jumping in for the fresh water.

Thank lbeni540
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