Trip to Cayo Arena
Duration: Full Day
Widely known for its beauty and also known as Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Key), this wonderful little key is one of the driest zones in the whole of the Dominican Republic.
Travelling from the small point of Punta Rucia, you will discover this great little village before later departing towards Cayo Arena. Punta Rucia stands as a humble fishing village, far from the big hotels in Puerto Plata and clearly distinctive as a rural paradise. After thoroughly enjoying the quaint beauties of this town you will then be taking powered speedboats towards Paradise Island otherwise known as Cayo Arena.
A wonderful display of colourful mangroves awaits you at this islet, with its green splendour and buoyancy greeting visitors upon your disembarking on the island. Cayo Arena or Paradise island is the most picturesque and peculiar island you could ever imagine, an island that grows or shrinks depending on the season and the strength of the currents. Its huge and endless sandbanks are home to a wondrous undersea world of living corals and tropical fish.
Snorkelling will be your main activity while on this dreamland of sunshine and crystalline waters. All equipment and guidance will be provided for what could be the most breathtaking snorkelling experience of your life. You even have the option of engaging in professional diving!
It is also here that you might be lucky enough to spot a manatee. These rare and legendary creatures are the sirens of the sea, often mistaken by sailors as the half-fish half-woman myths that enchanted pirates to the point of madness with their bewitching songs.
Your other activities include sunbathing at leisure, going for long strolls on the beach and enjoying the richness of coral life with the island’s network of 250 coral reefs.
Later on you’ll be heading towards the lush green mangroves of the National Park where you’ll learn about the peculiarities of the tropical nature that surrounds you. Then you’ll be enjoying lunch in a typical waterfront restaurant with delicious delicacies from the sea as well as delicious traditional Dominican dishes.
An idyllic island for lovers of seclusion and marine life, Paradise Island truly lives up to its name and offers visitors a unique array of wonders in the exuberance of its flora and fauna. Explore the calm beauty of its secluded environment and the colourful undersea life.
This is an excursion for the ultimate relaxing experience in the most idyllic spot of Puerto Plata’s north coast!
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