Water activity

Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

4.2 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: Eric Tours Int
Water activity

Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

Activity provider: Eric Tours Int

From US$ 99.71 per person

Visit one of the most beautiful islands on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and laze on the white sands of Cayo Arena. Swim and snorkel with the colorful sea life in crystal clear waters, and take a speedboat tour of Monte Cristi National Park.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup possible from hotels in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Snorkel in the colorful coral gardens of Cayo Arena
  • Swim in crystal clear water
  • Explore the mangroves of Monte Cristi National Park by speedboat
  • Enjoy refreshing drinks and fresh fruits
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, and then make your way by bus to the brilliant white sands of Punta Rucia, 67 kilometers east of Montechristi. Get amazing views of the countryside before you board a speedboat to cross to Cayo Arena.  Be welcomed by the turquoise waters and white sands of the paradise island. Go ashore to sink your toes in the sand and top up your tan. Marvel at the colorful marine life and coral gardens on an optional guided snorkeling tour, and enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks.  Navigate the thick mangrove forest of Monte Cristi National Park by speedboat, and look for the abundant wildlife in the lagoons and channels. Get a feel for island life at a local market before taking the speedboat back to the mainland.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by bus
  • Boat ride through the mangroves
  • Drinks and fresh fruits on the island
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Drinks with lunch
Not suitable for
  • Non-swimmers

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Bring your swimming costume, a towel and sunblock
  • Bring an extra set of dry clothes for the return bus journey
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 47 reviews

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A very successful day trip. Pick-up worked perfectly and our guide was very courteous and friendly. Has told a lot of interesting things while driving. Even though it is quite long, it was possible to see the life/houses of the local people. The speed boat ride was great, the island and the snorkeling were a dream! We can recommend it with a clear conscience.

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September 8, 2022

Great event...a special highlight was the speedboat ride across the sea to the island. Talking about an island is a bit of an exaggeration for me...more like an island in the sea...but a dream island! Otherwise everything was ok, especially since Eusebio, a German-speaking guide, accompanied the trip. Oh yes, a must for snorkelers ....!

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March 23, 2022

The tour was well organized and we were impressed overall. Since the tour could not take place on the original date due to strong wind, rain and high waves, we were offered a postponement of 2 days. Communication with the local tour operator was excellent! Small criticism: You don't have to race through the mangroves with the speedboat. The possibility of a large number of animals (especially birds) mentioned in the description was therefore completely non-existent, and that was a shame. But otherwise: great day!

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February 5, 2022

Product ID: 185835