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  • Location:Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Manati Park with Optional Dolphin Swim

Check out Manatí Park, the Dominican Republic’s best nature and culture theme park, located in Bávaro-Punta Cana. Get up close and personal with the island’s most treasured creatures, including endangered iguanas, caimans, flamingos and snakes. See performances by comical parrots and sea lions, and watch Taino dancers and artisans recreate the life of their indigenous ancestors. Choose to upgrade your tour and enter the dolphin pool to play with the amazing sea mammals – an unforgettable experience for the whole family!


  • Entry to Manatí Park with optional dolphin swim
  • Experience the flora and fauna of the Dominic Republic firsthand
  • See amazing animal shows and learn about the island’s endangered species
  • Visit a Taino village and watch a folkloric dance performance
  • Upgrade your tour to include swimming with a dolphin – an incredible experience!
  • Round-trip hotel transport included

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What You Can Expect

Manati Park with Optional Dolphin Swim

Swim with dolphins in Punta Cana!

After hotel pickup in Punta Cana, head to Manatí Park for an incredible experience. When you arrive at the park, step foot inside a garden landscape overflowing with orchids and tropical plants. Enjoy a two-hour guided tour around the park before choosing from several animal shows to see horses, parrots, sea lions and dolphins – all in this unique tropical setting. Be amused by parrots as they spin pirouettes, see horses perform complicated equestrian maneuvers and watch dolphins leap from the water!

Visit exhibits of amazing flora and fauna, including native species of the Dominican Republic that are in danger of extinction, such as iguanas, caimans, flamingos, tropical birds, snakes, crabs and parrots. Touch some of these animals as you learn about their habitat needs from their experienced keepers.

Next, lose yourself in the Taino Village, a reconstruction of homes and artifacts of this native culture in the Dominican Republic. You’ll be riveted as you watch Taino dance rituals that reveal the folklore of these indigenous people, all choreographed by Manati Park's performing artists.

Head to the museum for a look at authentic Taino items such as statues, paintings and traditional dress, and observe craftsmen as they create art using the same materials and techniques as their ancestors.

If you choose to upgrade your entry to Manatí Park to include a dolphin swim, head to the swimming pool and meet the staff for a briefing. Then, ease yourself into the crystal-clear water and frolic with these amazing sea mammals while under close supervision. As you swim and play, you’ll be sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t forget!


Manatí Park show times:

Dolphin and Sea Lion show - 11:15am, 4:15pm

Parrot show - 12:45pm, 5:15pm

Horse show - 1:15pm

Taino show - 10:30am, 3:30pm

Dolphin swim - 9am, 2pm, 5:15pm

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was the cheapest tour we did, and one of our favorites

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was amazing. Our personal tour guide, Antonio Banderes, showed us every exhibit of the park. He also made sure that we were on time for all of the shows. We also swam with the Dolphins which was an extraordinary experience. The staff was very helpful and the Dolphins were so pleasant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

the grounds were breath taking- the shows were amazing- i especially loved the parrot show and the sea lion show - they were very entertaining

this trip was well worth the money

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

I enjoyed the park and it was actually better than I expected. I didn't expect to have our own park guide but it was nice and Willie was fun and with his bit of English and our bit of Spanish, we were able to communicate. The dolphin show was a bit shorter than expected but loved the unexpected parrot show. I enjoyed the experience and glad that I went. However due to the lack of communication from our bus driver he was the only person that was not tipped. He didn't even greet us after we greeted him...he looked a bit annoyed by the whole process of picking up from the various resorts and dropping us off. NoBueno

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Great for kids and such - otherwise informative and OK

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Swimming with the dolphins was awesome which makes the experience rate a 4 star. We were also given a VIP tour with Antonio Bandares who was extremely entertaining. The horse show and the Native dancing was just ok.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2013

Tour guide was great. Park could have been a little more updated

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2015

Wow, not what we were expecting. The bus will drop you off and you are trapped there for 4 hours with no way out. You're expected to go to all the animal shows which last about 15 minutes each and are spread out with time in between for wandering around looking at the animal displays. Problem is a Guide will latch onto you and steer you around to places where they very aggressively try to sell you junk.
There are some cool displays and a lot to see, but the aggressive vendors really turned us off. They will not go away until you get almost rude with them.
Be warned, I read a couple of reviews before we went and wondered how bad can it be.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2015

The park was a little run down and I was disappointed in the dolphin swim. The people working at the park were wonderful. They took the time to show us everything and to explain about the area and the animals. They moved us along so that we didn't miss anything in the time allowed.

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