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National Park

Cotubanamà National Park has a an incredibly large number of natural caves, for this reason, it is one of the most visited National Parks in the country. It has more than 500 species of flora, 300 types of birds, with wonderful white beaches on Catalina Island and Saona Island.


On the coast you can find numerous places to dive and snorkel, which are full of coral reefs and marine life such as dolphins and manatees. The beaches within the National Park are the one of most the important nesting locations in the Dominican Republic for sea turtles.

The protected area is delimited by the La Romana-Bayahibe, La Romana-Higuey highways, up to the town of San Rafael de Yuma. Much of the terrain of the Parque Nacional del Este is made up of emergent coral rock.


The park preserves important protected archaeological sites with more than 20 ceremonial squares, 8 aboriginal cemeteries and 27 caves, along with other archaeological sites, in which cultural manifestations of the various aboriginal groups that populated the island in the pre-Columbian period have been found.

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