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!