La Caleta Submarine Park

Created by scientists in order to see how marine life reacted to an artificial reef, this marine park is not not only a place for scientists to do their research, but a great dive site as well.

The Hickory was sunk 14 miles off the coast of Santo Domingo in 1984, and then shortly after The George was sunk nearby. The goal was to promote the proliferation of sea life, and scientists found it to be successful. Divers are able to explore the wrecks, and closer to the shore of the beach within the park snorkelers will have access to coral reef.


La Caleta Submarine Park is found in the vicinity of Santo Domingo, in the Western side of the Dominican Republic; it is 5.9 miles to the west-southwest of Boca Chica.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of La Caleta Submarine Park. Buxeda, which offers Caribbean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for nature preserve visitors. Bocana Beach Casa Club and The Boat House are some of the other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At The Boat House you and your group should be sure to try out International cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Dominican Republic.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, might consider seeing Playa Marina and Adochef; which are both within traveling distance of this page's nature preserve. There are at least one or two other activities nearby, including Museo De Lary Mar, which is within driving distance in Boca Chica. Also think about making the trip to On Movil S A, which is another attraction not far away.

If a visit to the La Caleta Submarine Park isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near La Caleta Submarine Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Museo De Lary Mar Museum 5.9 mi. (0 km) ENE Boca Chica
On Movil S A Museum 5.9 mi. (0 km) ENE Boca Chica
R Y X Video Club Other Activities/Excursions 5.9 mi. (0 km) ENE Boca Chica
Parque Res. Los Maestros -- 7.7 mi. (11.1 km) NW 6.9 mi. East of Zona Colonial

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