Isla Catalina National Park

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Nothing sort of a pristine tropical island, Isla Catalina National Park features some of the whitest beaches and clearest waters in the Dominican Republic. While generally visited by the guests of nearby resorts, the national park is open to all that want to stop by.

The island is known to be one of the best spots in the Dominican Republic for some snorkeling. However, beach-goers will be plenty fine left by themselves soaking up the strong rays of the sun.


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Ferry or private boat charter is generally the only way to reach Isla Catalina National Park. The resorts in Punta Cana offers an excursion for their guests and you can try going through them. Keep in mind though that the resorts' policies may prohibit non-guests from the excursion.

Isla Catalina National Park is located in the vicinity of La Romana, in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; it's five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) to the south of La Romana.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of restaurants to choose from in the region around this wildlife reservation. Burger King La Romana, which has a menu full of American meals, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. The restaurant is only about five miles from the nature preserve, so stop in and enjoy a meal. Shish Kebab and D'Fella Empanadas are additional restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At D'Fella Empanadas you and your companions should be sure to test out Latin American dishes and experience the flavors of the Dominican Republic.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of nearby attractions include Parque Duarte Romana, which is five miles away La Romana. You might also consider making the trip to Caribbean Cinemas, which is another attraction close by.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

Attractions Near Isla Catalina National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Parque Duarte Romana -- 5.1 mi. (3.3 km) NE 2.1 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana
Caribbean Cinemas Other Activities/Excursions -- -- 0.6 mi. West of La Romana
Cueva Las Marvillas GeoFeature 9.3 mi. (12.8 km) NW 8.0 mi. West of La Romana

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