Manati Park Bavaro, Punta Cana

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#3 of 9 in Theme Parks in Dominican Republic
Take a boat out to shallow sandbars that are abundantly populated by rays at aptly named Manati Park Bavaro. (You'll be briefed on how to interact properly with creatures.) Thought to have been originally attracted to the sand bars by fisherman gutting and cleaning their fish, the stingrays still congregate here, though the fisherman have been replaced by tourists who are ready to feed them squid. Don your snorkel and you'll be able to pet, feed, and observe the stingrays as they move around the water. Plan to visit Manati Park Bavaro and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Punta Cana attractions using our Punta Cana trip planner .
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  • We were here for about 2 hours. You will here receive and "pushed" from a show to the next. A photo with Papageein quickly, more quickly a photo with a sea lion, etc. The animals have small enclosure, especially the dolphins. The animals did us really tired and it's obvious that here the tourists money should be made... Absolutely not to be recommended!
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  • This Park has an infrastructure that requires greater care. The tracks feature very Bush, exposing the Taíno tribe is very bad (Besides wanting to force you to buy some wood carving), and what else caught my attention, the space in which confine many animals is very low, if the rabbits, Guinea pigs, dolphins and India mainly, the iguanas, that remain most of the time fighting among themselves. Of course the kids love to see the animals, but in general I and my wife doesn't like it.
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  • It is my second time at this park, arriving at Punta Cana I recommended it to friends with which we travel this time, but it was disappointing. Some years ago I had visited this place, but this time you could see a tremendous oversight of the facilities. The show for kids are being entertained, while the dolphins did their presentation as they were with a baby, the rest was good. The bad: suspend 2 show, were almost 2 hours sitting under the Sun waiting for transport back to the hotel (provided by the same Park), whereas with children this is fatal. You can eat in the place, and the prices are pretty good.
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  • Huge waste of money. Do not go here. If I could give it zero stars I would. Exploiting animals for money is disgusting. None of the animals have near enough room to live and run. All the employees try to make you buy stuff the entire time. This place is run down, old and should be shut down.
  • please dont go there. it should be, all about the pleasure, not all about the money. they should shut it down, en take all animals to places where they have more dignity en space
  • This a nice interactive zoo. However, you're not able to bring in your own food or beverages. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and out the animals but near the end of the "tour" you're forced to go to an area that has many little huts where you're bombarded with over eager locals looking for you to buy stuff from them. You almost need to be rude to them to get away.
  • It's a decent place to visit probably over priced for what you get. I feel bad for the dolphins that are given no room or place to swim around.
  • I felt so sad for these animals. Please don't support this mentality.

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