Check out Manatí Park, the Dominican Republic’s best nature and culture theme park, located in Bávaro-Punta Cana. See some of the island’s most treasured creatures, including endangered iguanas, caimans, flamingos, and snakes ... More info ›
Check out Manatí Park, the Dominican Republic’s best nature and culture theme park, located in Bávaro-Punta Cana. See some of 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.
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. 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.