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sand bars by fisherman gutting and cleaning their fish, the stingrays still congregate here, though the fisherman have been replaced by tourists who are ready to feed them squid.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. Make Manati Park Bavaro a part of your Punta Cana vacation plans using our Punta Cana itinerary maker.
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  • I thought to find something more, but the site meets, is like a mini zoo mixed with the main attraction being the dolphins. Many mosquitoes.
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  • Manatee Park is the best place for a 1st experience swimming with dolphins. I've visited the Park on 3 occasions, but this was the first with my little daughter, who was afraid to try it. The controlled environment in a pond, with small groups of people, three coaches in place, provide an environment for a first experience of swimming with dolphins. The closeness that can be achieved is wonderful. You have enough time to share with them and enjoy a single time with the dolphins. Additionally, the Park offers other attractions, like crocodiles, turtles, iguanas, parakeets, and a small farm.
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  • For a day of wind or cloud. Very good dolphin show. Well as of horses and parrots. Else type Zoo. Interesting ride of Taino Indians. Pity that want to sell you something all the time. Excellent transfer from and to your hotels free of charge.
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  • Enjoyed every bit of it and very friendly staff. Our escort was good too. Only down side you can't take pics with the performers only with the park photographer and that was pricy
  • Worth to take this excursion. Good shows for adults and kids. Be aware that you will be asked for tips during the excursion. We were four (2 adults + 2 kids) and paid $35 x 2 adults. Kids free. I recommend to take the excursion in the morning, until 1pm. So you can enjoy the rest of the day in the resort. Enjoyong the dolphins show is included but taking pictures with the dolphins is expensive. I don't think it worth unless you are too fan of dolphins. Be aware the personnel who is waiting for you in the entrance and guiding you very friendly during the initial part of the tour will try to sell you products later.
  • So hot there, every employee ask for money,and very expensive.
  • Hated it. Cheapest swim with dolphins they had is $125 per person. It is advertised as 30 mins interaction. None of that is true. You will be about 10 minutes max in the small pool with 4-5 other couples and 2 animals. All swimming by dolphins next to you is done with only one purpose - make a nice picture of you with the animal. And guess what, in the end you'll have to give them $70 per couple for those photos (DVD). No option to buy one or few. It's give us $70 or go away. FOR $250 AND 10 MINUTES OF THAT "SWIM" YOU COULD AT LEAST HAVE SOME DECENCY FOR ONE "FREE PHOTO". CHEAP BASTARDS!!!!!!
  • Exploiting animals for profit. Everything is overpriced.