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Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Main Street Punta Rucia | Puerto Plata, Punta Rucia 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Good excursion but be prepared to spend the entire day out and bring lots of sunscreen and don’t forget towels and money. Also, when getting onto the Catamaran, go at your own pace. I went when the guides told me and a wave pushed the...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Paradise island on sept 1st and was completely disappointed on what we saw. The waters were pretty rough during our time of visit. We travelled with our 3 year old and swimming around the island was a challenge due to the strong waves...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 10 August 2018

My trip to Paradise Island, what a treat , I went with Arcoiris Tours, The best tour company that services Cabarete and surrounding area. I was picked up promptly, very comfortable air condition shuttle, then with the speed boat to the little paradise island ,...More

Thank Bruni J
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. The sand is stunning, th and fish swimming around you, reefs and then the deep. A must see. The boat was great fun and the mangroves were cool to see

Thank GaryFido
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Since we had ten people, we were able to book a private tour, meaning we were the only ones in our vehicle, picked up at our condo and had a wonderful driver/tour guide (Barney) as we traveled from Sosua to Cayo Arena. There we took...More

1  Thank smhoye
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Cant say enough about this tour. We had to take a almost 3 hour bus ride from Grand Bahia Principe San Juan resort in Puerta Plata. Totally worth it. Tour guide, driver and Staff were so friendly. Once we finally arrived at the beautiful Punta...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Best of all the excursions we did while staying at Cofresi Palm Resort. Gorgeous water, fun and scenic boat ride and great tour guides. Did it once but could have done it every day while I was out there.

1  Thank Nate D
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We choose to do the excursion to Cayo Arena and our hotel concierge booked us through Paradise Island. We didn’t really know what to expect. The trip was incredible and a memory our family will talk about forever. Since we were paying for 5 we...More

1  Thank JJarett
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Racing off in a small speedboat, we made our way to this small tropical, coral island/sandbar, located some 2 miles off the shores of Punta Rucia. Dotted by 6 small thatched huts and surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters filled with marine life, this secluded...More

1  Thank cz63
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We went with our private driver/guide jack of everything, Clavy. We decided to go early. I would suggest leaving no later than 8am for the trip out there before the hundreds of tourist arrive. We had the island almost to ourselves it was amazing. Take...More

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5 February 2018|
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Response from Chip M | Reviewed this property |
For sake of convenience I would then put shorts and a shirt on over it. There are some restrooms that have space to change in but there were no showers where you could wash off afterwards. Be sure to remember to pack... More
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9 January 2018|
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Response from Morena R | Reviewed this property |
You don't take your staff to the island, leave it on the boat. don't take anything of value to the trip. I saw a lot of people with small beach bags. what ever you take will get wet, those huts are for the tour operators... More