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.


Located in the vicinity of Santo Domingo, La Caleta Submarine Park welcomes customers who are rooming in this part of the Western side of the Dominican Republic. Even if you are not staying very close, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It's 5.9 miles west-southwest of Boca Chica.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous eateries to select from in the neighborhood nearby the wildlife reservation. 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 offer additional restaurant options within reach. At The Boat House you and your companions should eat some International fare and enjoy the Dominican Republic scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that are a fan of nature preserves, and would like to see others, might consider a trip to Playa Marina and Adochef; which are both within traveling distance of this page's wildlife reservation. There are some additional attractions in the area, including Museo De Lary Mar, which is within driving distance in Boca Chica. Also, you might consider making the trip to On Movil S A, which is another attraction in the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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

Location: the vicinity of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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