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Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! One tour to remember, as a local, went directly and met a known tour guide, booked the trip to cayo arena which was way beyond amazing, the snorkling and coral reef (even though not too many), were one experience to repeat soon, after cayo...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

First impression was, that end of world came. See picture. 100 or maybe 200 people packed on very tiny island, what definitely is not romantic. Looks like there is not even space to lay down on beach, you have to stand. But, if you like...More

1  Thank Jan-s-rev
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing, the beach is so perfect, you can see the fishes under the sea, I suggest you to buy the excursion at Punta Rusia beach if it more than 14th people you pay less money.

Thank Dafneal G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Te car ride to punta rucia place you take the boat to cayo arena is ok, but some areas are kind of off road, but very manageable. You have to take a 20 min boat ride, a small boat, the ride is ok, fun, it...More

Thank Victor A
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Wonderful, peaceful, beautiful this place is really great experience, small boats go into the ocean and find this paradise

Thank Jorgimbo
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This trip was great fun. It was a little pricey at first for $150 a person, but man was it worth it. We had an awesome guide calling himself "papi". The guide was funny and spoke English, French, German, and Spanish. The ride was fairly...More

Thank Eugene Z
Reviewed 28 June 2017

it was my 3rd time to Cayo Arena... and I would return again and again... amazing clear blue water with beautiful fish swimming all around you

Thank Monic F
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Some people recommend not to make a round trip the same day, but that can be an option too. The place is magnifique, pretty coral reef sights, the environment describes some of the characteristics of the DR. It can be planned to stay the whole...More

Thank arual1821
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The reef is beautiful here but it can get a bit crowded as this is a popular tourist attraction. Bring your own snorkeling gear if you want to see the reef as there isn't enough gear to go around. No water shoes or towels allowed...More

1  Thank karenapardue1234
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

You will love snorkeling at Isla Paraiso, also known as Cayo Arena. An excursion boat will take you to the giant sandbar. Drop your things, pull on your gear and in seconds you are immersed in a world of tropical fish. There are many varieties...More

Thank sailorgirl123
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This little cay is absolutly amazin! I'm Dominican and I can tell, this is one of the more beautiful places on my Island. Just Try it!

Thank Mijail G
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