The National Park of the East (Parque Nacional del Este) is one of Dominican Republic’s most biologically diverse land reserves. From the sandy beaches of Saona Island to the tropical forest and limestone landscape of the mainland, the park is home to more than 500 species of plants and hundreds of species of birds, insects and fish, found in the mangroves and sea grasses fringing the peninsula.
Travelers who venture to this prized park will find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Rugged trails loop through the grounds past quiet tide pools and into tropical forests and dark caves ripe for exploring, while offshore coral reefs and beautiful beaches attract many divers and tourists on day trips to the park.
To get the most of your trip to Dominican Republic's rural tropical landscape, visit the National Park of the East on a day tour to Saona from Bayahibe that includes lunch, round-trip transportation and free time to snorkel or enjoy the beach.
The National Park of the East protects coastal and island environments on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. The closest towns are Bayahibe and Boca de Yuma.
Travelers can enter through one of the park’s two entrances: Guaraguao or Boca de Yuma on the east side. Admission to the park is about RD 100 and visitors are required to wear wristbands in the park.
The park is open daily and the park office is open between 9am and 1pm.
Tours & Tickets
Join us on this full-day trip to Saona Island, the largest island of the Dominican Republic located off the coast of the province of La Altagracia.
Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)