Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), Punta Rucia

Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Take a boat trip from Punta Rucia to Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), a tiny sandbar islet within the Montecristi National Park. While there, you can take advantage of the sandy coastline and snorkel along a reef to experience an underwater world teeming with tropical fish. After relaxing on the sand or perfecting your swimming and snorkeling skills, you can take a boat ride through the verdant mangroves. Take a look at our Punta Rucia tour itinerary builder site to schedule your visit to Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My son and my family really enjoy this experience inside the ocean. The food is very good in the restaurant inside the Ensenada Beach  more »
  • We booked this trip through Ceasar at the Dorada Beach that BlueBay Villas guest stays at,and it was excellent. He is great at English and will answer whatever questions you might have. He's just a...  more »
  • First things first: it's not an island. Our trip happened during high tide and there was basically a 15 x 40 meter strip of sand full of people and small huts to serve them. The waves sometimes...  more »
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  • Cheap and beutiful
  • You get there by speedboat from Dominican Republic and spend a few delicious hours treading the crystal white sands and swimming amongst the fabulous tropical fish that expect you to feed them your sandwiches! There are jellyfish but they are harmless and don't sting you. Quite an amazing experience but remember to sit at the REAR of the speedboat. We sat at the front which is a spine-jarring rough ride.
  • Amazing beach beautiful and getting there is a speed boat makes the experience even better
  • Wonderful, small “island”
  • Probably the best part of my recent trip to Puerto Plata! 143$ American dollars, worth every cent!

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