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 five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) 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

There are numerous dining options to select from in the neighborhood around the wildlife reservation. The nearest place to eat to Isla Catalina National Park is Burger King La Romana, which offers American fare. The restaurant is just around five miles away, so check it out and peruse the menu. Also within a short distance, you and your party will come across restaurants including Shish Kebab and D'Fella Empanadas where you can sample Latin American cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Dominican Republic.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some additional attractions in the area, including Parque Duarte Romana, which is five miles away La Romana. You might also want to consider making the trip to Cueva Las Marvillas, which is another attraction not far away.

More Information

Location: the vicinity of La Romana, Hispaniola


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