Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa & Mano Juan Village
Culture & history
Nature & adventure
Discover the beauty of the wild beach of Canto de la Playa, the fishermen village of Mano Juan and the Cotunabama National Park aboard a catamaran. Visit the turtle nursery and get a chance to see hatchlings.
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Hear about Tainos Natives at the Penon cliff and see the mangroves
Enjoy a spot of snorkeling and relaxing at Canto de la Playa
Eat a Dominican lunch at the village of Mano Juan in a restaurant on the beach
Explore Mano Juan village and discover the local way of life of the fishermen
Learn about the turtles at the nursery and see the hatchlings if they are ready
Cruise to Cotubanama National Park and South Saona with this tour with options to leave from Bayahibe Village, Dominicus, Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, Juan Dolio, and Boca Chica areas. Select the group or private option.
Stop at Cotubanama National Park and sail in front of El Penon where the English-speaking guide will give you some information about the history of this cliff and the indigenous Tainos, the first inhabitants of the island. Sail on to see the mangroves.
Glide over to the sea to Saona Island to see the charming fishing village of Mano Juan. Walk through the colorful houses and shops in the village before going to the turtle nursery. Learn about the turtles, and see hatchings if they have left their shell.
Have an authentic Dominican meal in a restaurant with a splendid view of Saona beach. After lunch, leave for Canto de La Playa for two hours of relaxing and snorkeling. Finish, at a natural pool to see huge starfishes, swim, and sip rum.
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Bayahibe and Dominicus area (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Punta Cana, Juan Dolio, and Boca Chica (if option selected)
45-foot motorized catamaran
2. 5 hours at Canto de la Playa
2-hours at Mano Juan
45-minutes at the Natural Pool
Drinks on the boat and at the beach (sprite, coca cola, rum, beer and water)
Snacks (chips, cake, and pineapple)
The lobster is available for lunch in season (July 1 to February 29) at the additional price of $20 USD per person
Return to the port of Bayahibe with wonderful memories.
Departure of this excursion is scheduled around 9:00 a.m. for a return around 5:00 p.m. Maximum on board: 27 people
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund