Manati Park Bavaro, Punta Cana

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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sand bars by fisherman gutting and cleaning their fish, the stingrays still congregate here, though the fisherman have been replaced by tourists who are ready to feed them squid.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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Manati Park Bavaro Reviews
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  • September 27, 2017
    For starters, they seized us bottles of water at the entrance (is in theory for the safety of animals who can not drink water, clear). The Staff tried to us selling anything all the time and has to be that we weren't going to buy anything is it were communicating between them: the concrete expression was "Not a penny". We are Spaniards, we perfectly know the Latin culture, if they doubt the cultural differences that alleges the direction of the Park. All this in front of our face, of course. It seemed in poor taste. The Park in general is old, dirty and downright small. The Dolphin pool is definitely too small to develop any dolphin show, does not help much. Photos that sells the Staff of exorbitant price, make photos and not even looking at camera. As in any tourist place of Punta Cana they crave if there are tips and but leave enough aside. I see an attitude, unprofessional and sincere. Definitely you would never and would look to other types of outputs: visits to Islands and see nature in all its savage glory.
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  • September 24, 2017
    The Park brings together various animal species, from turtles to Pythons to monkeys to the beautiful parrots ARA at iguanas and much more. You can also attend the representation about how they carried out the days of the local tribes. There is also a beautiful spectacle with sea lions and dolphins.
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  • September 22, 2017
    We've been there for 4 hours because they have arranged infrequent transportation and were so bored. Interesting animals, cute monkeys, Taiboo show but was funny only for 1 hour. I think it is more ti...  more »
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  • March 29, 2017
    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.
  • May 6, 2017
    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
  • March 18, 2017
    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.
  • April 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    I felt so sad for these animals. Please don't support this mentality.

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