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From Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa in small group

From Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa in small group

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Visit the southern part of Saona Island on a cruise through Cotubanama National Park. Discover Canto de la Playa, enjoy lunch at the colorful fishing village of Mano Juan, and swim in a natural pool.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
If you stay in a hotel or condo in Punta Cana, Bavaro or Uvero Alto area, we will let you know the pickup place and time on the day before the activity. Transport is included.


  • Discover the Penon Cliff and mangroves
  • Have a Typical Dominican lunch in a restaurant at Mano Juan Village
  • Explore the village of Mano Juan and visit the turtles nursery
  • Enjoy the Natural Pool and have a drink while enjoying crystal clear and shallow waters and giant starfish
Full description
Transport will drive you to Bayahibe, the starting point of the excursion, where you will embark on the fast boat. Let's go to Cotubanama National Park! A short stop in front of the Penon where an English-speaking guide will give you explanations about this cliff and the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. You will also make a stop at the mangroves, which are trees growing directly in the sea water. First stop on the island of Saona, at the beach of Canto de la playa where you will spend 2h30 on this magic white sand beach surrounded by coconut trees. There you will have time to relax or to snorkel, whichever suits you best.... After these marvelous moments, you will get back on the fast boat to go to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch. Once done with lunch, let's take a cap and sun cream to visit the village of Mano Juan with the English speaking guide and get a glimpse of the local life (wooden house, anecdotes, local shops, national sports...). At the village you will also visit the typical turtle nursery, a project maintained by a local family. With the means at hand, they take care of the incubation of the eggs during the laying period and the release of the baby turtles into the sea. It is not 100% guaranteed to see hatchlings, it will depend on the season and the hatching cycle. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to take a nap at the water's edge or test your bargaining skills in the small local shops. To top it off, you will stop at the famous natural pool where you will be able to see the huge starfish (be careful, you can't touch them, we can only admire them and take pictures), have an aperitif in the turquoise Caribbean water and enjoy a wonderful moment. Come back to Bayahibe with beautiful memories. The departure of this excursion is planned around 9:00 am for a return around 5:00 pm. Maximum on board: 26 people
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Speed boat back and forth
  • Small group of 26 people maximum
  • English speaking guide
  • Captain and nice crew to have a wonderful day
  • Animation onboard
  • 2 hours ½ at Canto de la Playa
  • 2 hours at Mano Juan
  • 45 minutes at the Natural Pool
  • Complete dominican lunch in a restaurant on the beach
  • Drinks at the beach: sprite, coca cola, rum, beer and water
  • Snacks including: chips, cake and pineapple
  • Fins
  • Beach towels
  • Photograph service (available)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People over 70 years

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Beachwear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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A great trip to a beautiful place! The crew on the boat was awesome, nothing was missing. Only the time on the beaches could be longer, but the maximum was gotten out of a day! Really recommended! :)

June 7, 2022

June 21, 2022

Product ID: 415938