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.


El Choco National Park is located 2.2 miles south west of Cabarete, a town in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; it is 16.9 miles to the east of Puerto Plata.

Nearby Restaurants

After spending some time at the nature preserve you find your stomach stomach growling, there's any easy solution -- you can find a plentiful supply of dining options in the general vicinity. Acuarela Bar & Grill, which dishes out Caribbean dishes, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. Acuarela Bar & Grill is just about two miles from this nature preserve, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Also close-by, you and your group will have restaurants such as Bliss and The Burger Joint where you and your companions should be sure to try out American fare and experience the Dominican Republic culture.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find a couple other places of interest in the area, including Monkey Jungle, which is within traveling distance in Cabarete. Also, you might consider heading over to Cuevas De Cabarete, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If a visit to the El Choco National Park isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

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


To enter the park, guests will need to pay $10 each for a guide as well as a small entrance fee of $2 per person(USD).

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


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