Manati Park Bavaro, Punta Cana

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Theme Park Water / Amusement Park
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sand bars by fisherman gutting and cleaning their fish, the stingrays still congregate here, though the fisherman have been replaced by tourists who are ready to feed them squid.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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TripAdvisor
  • Overall a great trip. The Kids loved it. Dolphin and Sea lion show was very entertaining. Only drawback.... Once we were walked into the exhibit area to see the animals we were greeted by one of the w...  more »
  • This was a recommended excursion from our hotel. So disappointing! Would not recommend. The definition of a tourist trap but with some very shady people. We were constantly being hounded for money and...  more »
  • Visited here to see what we thought was going to be a good family day out on our holiday in the Dominican Republic. Arrived at the destination and straight away they are on you trying to take your pic...  more »
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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.