Isla Catalina, Punta Cana

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Take a boat out to Isla Catalina to enjoy its beautiful shores and great snorkelling opportunities. Lounge on the beach, or sample seafood and cold beverages. Enjoy a massage in the wonderful setting, or try some fun activities, like a banana ride and a fast slide. Be sure to bring your sunscreen and some water shoes, as the beach has some rocky areas. To visit Isla Catalina on your holiday in Punta Cana, and find out what else Punta Cana has to offer, use our Punta Cana online attractions planner .
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  • We have had the opportunity to visit Catalina Island by yacht. It is a very exclusive place that can only be reached by sea. The experience is wonderful. You can do snorkeling. The beach is idyllic. There is a small museum that explains the history of the island. There is also bar and hammock service and a few small souvenir shops where people treat you like you are family! Definitely highly recommended! Repeat!!!
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  • Nice ride in catamaran. Great stop in the turquoise waters for snorkeling. Beach with lots of corals, so bring your shoes accordingly. Good waves, can be a little dangerous considering corals. Bad smells on the island, it smells like drains. The merchants are trying to defraud us solidly... especially the one who wanted to sell me his lobster $80, nothing less! (he was giving me a discount at $40 the right guy...)
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  • The island is beautiful, but is very rocky and the rocks would hit you when the waves came in. But definitely a must see.  more »
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  • Isla Catalina is a beautiful, quiet island in the Dominican Republic (I didn’t see houses or people whatsoever). It’s so calm and tropical. But it’s polluted by plastic. I got the know the island through a beach cleaning (a project of Parley & Corona) to protect 100 islands by 2025 from the plastic pollution problem.
  • It's fun, the beach has rocks but if you're careful, it's ok. The snorkeling is fun too, lots of fishes to look
  • Very beautiful island. You'll get a less tourist experience here. It's not as comfortable with nice seating or washrooms or food to buy but it's less crowded and the water is more turquoise and see through than Isla Saona.
  • Beautiful water. Rough at beach edge with rocks and coral pieces. Snorkeling was a bit lackluster. Water is clear, but not a great variety of fish.
  • This was our first destination on our 7 night cruise with Costa Pacífica, Sailing to the Caribbean and 6 other islands. This is a true paradise with white sand beach and turquoise blue water and a beach managed by the cruise line, serving beverage and food during the entire stay. Everything is included, just use your costa card.
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