Cabrera Attractions

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A town that appeals to tourists looking for a less tourist-y destination, Cabrera still has plenty to keep visitors busy.  It is the natural attractions that stand out the most because the surrounding area is such an eco-friendly destination, with a national park, city park, and several beaches for travelers to look forward to.


Playa Rio San Juan

You will find several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

If you like snorkeling, a beach where that is an option is Orchid Bay Beach. With nothing to see but the rocky cliffs to the side, and the sloping coast behind you, looking out into the shimmering sea and feeling the warm sand is the gift that this tropical paradise has to offer visitors. It is small however, and several groups can easily start making the beach crowded.

Another option that beach-goers can consider is El Calento de Dario Beach. A log dirt road off Highway 5 leads to the sands of El Calento de Dario.

El Breton: El Breton is located off Highway 5 just outside of Cabrera.

Of course, you can find some other choices for beaches in and around the area. For a more comprehensive look at beaches, see this page.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you like spending time outdoors? You may be happy to learn the area has a popular nature preserve nearby.

Cabo Frances Viejo National Park is a great nature preserve situated 2.7 mi. Northwest of central Cabrera. Famous for its white beaches and modest hiking, the Cabo Frances Viejo National Park is a destination of choice for those looking for an mix between popular tropical beaches, and natural secluded ones.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Cabrera
Name Type Location Island
Cabo Frances Viejo National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.7 mi. Northwest of Central Cabrera Hispaniola


Dudu Lagoon Park

Guests can visit either of two parks in and around Cabrera.

Dudu Lagoon Park is found 5.4 mi. South of central Cabrera. Tucked away and surrounded by the forest, Dudu Lagoon Park is a great place for guests looking for an easy to reach eco-attraction. The park is mostly known for its swimming hole, though there are also plenty of other opportunities to have fun.

The parks available are displayed in the following chart.

Parks In and Around Cabrera
Name Type Location
Cabrera's Central Park Park Central Cabrera
Dudu Lagoon Park Park 5.4 mi. South of Central Cabrera

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