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.


Isla Catalina National Park is located in the vicinity of La Romana, in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; it's 5.3 miles to the south of La Romana.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

Guests visiting this wildlife reserve will have no problem finding a meal, since you will find numerous choices of dining options in the vicinity. The most convenient eatery to Isla Catalina National Park is Burger King La Romana, which has a menu full of American dishes. It is just about five miles away, so grab a table and dig in! Shish Kebab and D'Fella Empanadas are some of the additional restaurant choices nearby. At D'Fella Empanadas you and your party can test out Latin American meals and enjoy the Dominican Republic scene.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some additional attractions in the area, including Parque Duarte Romana, which is five miles away La Romana. Also, you might think about checking out Cueva Las Marvillas, which is another attraction close by.

More Information

Location: the vicinity of La Romana, Hispaniola


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