El Choco National Park

Just one part of the nation's massive national park movement, El Choco National Park features a varied landscape that will not want to be missed by any nature tourist.

El Choco offers a variety of activities that generally include hiking in some way. However, the main attraction are the caves that are found in the park. Considered by some to be a national monument, the caves are a very popular attraction in the region, and part of their pride.


Set in the vicinity of Puerto Plata, 2.2 miles south west of Cabarete, El Choco National Park welcomes travelers who are lodging in this part of the Western side of the Dominican Republic. Even if you are not staying very close, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. It's 16.9 miles east of Puerto Plata.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of the wildlife reservation. Acuarela Bar & Grill, which plates up Caribbean fare, offers convenient access to this wildlife reservation. It is maybe around two miles away from the wildlife reservation, so stop in and try something off the menu. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will have options such as Bliss and Island Jacks Cabarete where you and your companions might sample American cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Dominican Republic.

Nearby Attractions

There are at least one or two additional attractions in the area, including Monkey Jungle, which is within traveling distance in Cabarete. You might also want to think about checking out Cuevas De Cabarete, which is another attraction nearby.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near El Choco National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Monkey Jungle Other Attraction 2.2 mi. (29.0 km) NE Cabarete
Cuevas De Cabarete GeoFeature 2.5 mi. (30.6 km) SE 19.0 mi. East-Southeast of Puerto Plata
Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa Museum 6.0 mi. (17.8 km) WNW Sosua
Jewish Museum of Sosua Museum 6.0 mi. (17.8 km) WNW Sosua

More Information


There is an admission price of about 50 Dominican Pesos per person, which converts to be less than $2 USD.


Off Route 5, the vicinity of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic


(809) 571-0609


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