Cayo Levantado
Cayo Levantado
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4.0 of 5 bubbles161 reviews
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Moe@rosemech.com
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Everything was amazing . The hotel is beautiful and beach is the best I’ve seen , only down fall was the steak house ( Manaya) where you have to wait 2 hours for your food
Written January 2, 2024
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Janine R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Ronnie was an excellent tour guide & his excursion team was excellent. Great service provided. I would definitely recommend for others to use Ronnie's private excursion.
Written November 10, 2023
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Annabelle C
Miami Gardens, FL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
With Gorgory tour is max attention. People are great Food Beach❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Cayo levantado 🐟🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🚣🏼🚣🏼👍👍😀😀recommend 100%%
Written July 15, 2023
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Roxan C
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE
The guy on the beach in orange selling drinks on the public side will take you to a shop to pay with your credit card, then they steal the number and fraud you. I was frauded over 3000$ the very next day
Written July 4, 2023
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Alex
Thornhill, Canada21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Very disappointing! The beach is crowded. No change cabins. People constantly trying to sell you stuff. Jelly-fish. The bathrooms quite far away and not very clean.
Written January 22, 2023
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Janet W
Kilburn, UK160 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Avoid at all costs!! It’s nothing special and completely overrun with boatloads of tourists. Don’t waste your time. There are far better places nearby. You can get a beautiful beach all to yourself around Los Galeras.
Written February 12, 2022
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Sandracruz
Seattle, Washington5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
BE AWARE! Thieves live there Stay Away! I felt they rob me I told the police they don’t do anything. They sent us with a supposed guy that ask for lunch and order his drink and put it on my tap. My husband and I order fried fish one with Moro rice and the other one with fried plantains and 5 beer and 2 waters $120 for our lunch and the guy that rob us. Bring your own food and Drinks. The Beach is beautiful but don’t eat there.
The trip don’t paid more than $3000 Dop round trip
Written July 24, 2021
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mgaustin53
Quebec City, Canada35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
This place is a giant tourist trap!!! Stay away! We visited today as a family of 7 including our 5 and 11 year old grandchildren. The beach is nice but the sand is full of trash and the people who run the food concession are thieves. We were charged $185.00US for a fried fish, 3 langostinos, 10 shrimp, a tray of awful rice, some tostones and fries (place was FULL of flies too), 4 Presidentes and 3 coconuts. When we received the bill, naturally we complained bitterly and they had the audacity to bring over an armed police with a GUN in his waistband to threaten to take us prisoners if we didn’t pay their mafia prices! My daughter in law is Dominican and she valiantly tried to help. The “helper” on the boat (chartered from the Bannister Hotel in Samana) was in on the whole thing with his ”best friends” as he described when we arrived. Well he was supposed to stay with us and “protect” us but he was totally in on the SCAM! Learn from our mistake and STAY AWAY!
Written June 16, 2021
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Mauricio Freitas
London, UK35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
From the moment of our arrival my wife and I realised we’ve made a mistake having CL included in our package but it was too late to return to the boat!

The island was overcrowded by trashy tourists, too many vendors, loud music and trash everywhere!

There wasn’t a single spot in the beach where we could seat down to enjoy the view without been disturbed by vendors selling cigars and alcohol, loud music blasting from under every parasol, it looks mandatory for Dominicans to bring amplifiers and Speakers with them... and the music, the louder the better!

Long queues to restaurants and no social distance was observed. Not a good food variety on menu and all restaurants serves exactly the same food.

The trash produced in the island stays in the island. Not only organic but plastic, glass and polystyrene too. The place has been completely ruined by the Dominicans!

After lunch we headed straight back to the pier and even our waiting time was dreadful.

Many boats arrives at the same time and boarding was a nightmare. It reminded us scenes of a film where people try to escape
from a country and the last option was that
boat!
Never again!

Written April 28, 2021
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_justinehand
Boston, MA15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Part of the beauty of Samana is that it's away from the crowds that choke some our parts of the DR. Except for the public beach at Cayo Levantado. It's extremely crowded, especially if you see a cruise ship parked in Samana Bay. Plus with all the restaurants and vendors, it feels more like Disney than a natural Caribbean experience. Also one of the restaurants there served us parrot fish which we specifically asked not to eat. Though delicious, these fish are the cleaners of the reefs and vital for their health. Due to overfishing of parrot fish, Dominican reefs are in decline. I like to support the local economy, but there's a better way to do it than Cayo Levantado. Yes, it's beautiful, but so are many other area beaches which have waaaaay less people.
Written March 5, 2020
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