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Manati Park Bavaro

Discover native flora and fauna, and experience the country’s indigenous culture at this popular theme park. See alligators and lions, and watch tribal dances.

Surround yourself with the sights, sounds and smells of nature at Manatí Park, Bávaro. This wildlife and cultural attraction showcases exotic animals, plants and local customs. Learn about the region’s endangered animals and discover how native people lived before European explorers arrived in the 15th century.

Many animal species, including caimans, flamingos and iguanas, are housed at Manatí Park. A few of the animals you will see are the result of the park’s successful breeding programs.

Manatí Park prides itself on allowing visitors to enjoy contact with the wildlife. Take the opportunity to touch dolphins, sea lions, snakes and crabs, under the guidance of experienced keepers. Feed exotic birds inside the aviary.

The park is set in a tropical botanical garden. As you make your way from one animal enclosure to the next, stop to appreciate the flowers, which include orchids and tropical species native to the Dominican Republic.

Throughout the day, there are numerous scheduled animal shows. Laugh at the antics of performing parrots, applaud the dancing Andalusian horses, and marvel at the tricks and synchronized jumping of the dolphins. For an additional fee you can swim with the dolphins.

Manatí Park pays tribute to the Taíno Indians, the country’s native people. Visit a re-creation of a traditional Taíno village. Watch dance rituals, study paintings and costumes, and see local artisans at work. There is also a small museum filled with Taíno artifacts.

If you love getting close to wildlife and experiencing indigenous cultures, a trip to Manatí Park will not disappoint. You can easily spend half a day here, despite the park’s compact size.

The attraction is open daily and is located between Bávaro and Punta Cana on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. A free shuttle bus service runs to the park from all major hotels in the Bávaro area. There is an entrance fee, which is discounted for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years. Before you go, check out the official Manatí Park website for details of animal show times.


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Amazing Familiar Villa Caribbean Style!!!

Av Estados Unidos s/n, Bavaro
4.9
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Located in Bavaro, this villa is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Manati Park Bavaro and within 3 miles (5 km) of Palma Real Shopping Village and Cocotal Golf and Country Club. Dolphin Island and San Juan Shopping Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Villas Del Sol II

Villas Del Sol II

Residencial Costa Bavaro, Punta Cana
1.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bavaro, this condo is within 2 miles (3 km) of Palma Real Shopping Village, Manati Park Bavaro and Cocotal Golf and Country Club. Dolphin Island and San Juan Shopping Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£275
Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive

Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive

Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Punta Cana
4.2
of 5, from 2,678 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bavaro, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dolphin Island, Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Palma Real Shopping Village. San Juan Shopping Center and Manati Park Bavaro are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Private Oasis - Large Undergroud Cave on Property to Explore!

Private Oasis - Large Undergroud Cave on Property to Explore!

114 BOUGAINVILLEA, BAVARO
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Located in Bavaro, this villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Palma Real Shopping Village, Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Dolphin Island. Manati Park Bavaro and San Juan Shopping Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Villa Cocotal 206-B

Villa Cocotal 206-B

Calle Buganvillas, Villa 206B, Punta Cana
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bavaro, this golf villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Palma Real Shopping Village, Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Dolphin Island. Manati Park Bavaro and San Juan Shopping Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£26
Blue Wave Bed & Breakfast

Blue Wave Bed & Breakfast

Av. Barcelo, Redencial Espinal II,Apt A6, Punta Cana
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bavaro, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Palma Real Shopping Village and Dolphin Island. Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Manati Park Bavaro are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£73
The Golf Suites

The Golf Suites

Av. Real Cocotal Golf And Country Club, Punta Cana
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bavaro, this spa aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Palma Real Shopping Village and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Cocotal Golf and Country Club. Manati Park Bavaro and Dolphin Island are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Alisios Bavaro

Alisios Bavaro

Cortecito Bàvaro, Punta Cana
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bavaro, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palma Real Shopping Village and Cocotal Golf and Country Club. Dolphin Island and Manati Park Bavaro are also within 3 mi (5 km).