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Located in Isla Saona, an unspoiled beach. Get to it will be a privilege if you decide to take on this private tour. This beautiful paradise is part of the nature reserve of Cotubanamá National Park where you can enjoy the tranquility of the sea and snorkel in the reefs close to the shore. Canto de la Playa, Caribbean dream, crystal clear water, sun flare that will allow you to capture unforgettable memories.
Mano Juan is Saona’s only settlement and is a typical Dominican village, where approximately 500 inhabitants live off of fishing and tourism. Brightly colored homes (wooden houses) line the sandy main street, where you will be greeted with characteristic Dominican hospitality and the opportunity to buy Dominican arts and crafts, as well as visit the turtle sanctuary.
Mano Juan, Saona Island is the most important nesting area for marine turtles in the entire Dominican Republic, and while Hawksbill turtles and indeed many other marine turtles are nearing extinction in this country, thanks to the efforts of the Turtle Sanctuary the population of turtles has been slowly growing in the area. The simple sanctuary is manage by Mr. Negro, a former fisherman who having previously hunted turtles, has now dedicated his life to saving them. Throughout nesting season (March to November), Mr. Negro collects turtle eggs from beaches across the entire island and keeps them safe in coolers until they hatch and are ready to be released. At the sanctuary, visitors learn all about the turtles, are able to see the eggs and sometimes hold the baby turtles.
Palmilla is a natural pool characterized by crystal clear waters that reach up to the waist. Daze in the water and enjoy a traditional toast with a fine Dominican rum!
Palmilla is a wonderful place to spend the day with friends, it is also a popular stop for excursions where you have the opportunity to swim and touch the starfish.
We start from the village Bayahibe with final destination Canto de la Playa, we enjoy breakfast with tropical fruit and sponge cake. You will have the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the variety of colorful fish on reefs close to shore.
We continue our journey towards our private beach located in the village of Mano Juan, here we will provide a buffet of varied food, during your stay you will have free bar which includes: water, sodas, juices, rum, beer, etc.
Visit the Turtle Sanctuary where they are dedicated to saving these animals that are endangered. Then you have the opportunity to make purchases of handicrafts made by people living in this town.
We will make our last stop in Palmilla, it is a known as a natural pool where you have the opportunity to swim and touch the starfish.
Our time back to Bayahibe will be around 16.00h reaching our destination at about 17.00h.
Tours for people with back problems or pregnant women is not recommended.
They are also not recommended for babies under 1 year.
*SPECIAL PRICES FOR GROUPS
Sunscreen and insect repellent
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