Bayahibe is a paradise with blue waters, lush palm trees and pure white sand that adorns the eastern part of the Dominican Republic.
The area of Bayahibe belongs to the province of La Altagracia, but because of its close proximity to La Romana and similar coastlines, it is associated with this province.
From being a fishing village, Bayahibe became an exceptional tourist area that is increasingly welcomed by many foreigners who visit this beautiful and unique Caribbean island.
Thanks to the warm temperatures throughout all the months of the year, it is always a good time to travel to Bayahibe. In general, it has an average of 26° Celsius, while sea water is always maintained at temperatures ranging between 26° and 28° Celsius.
Now, for those who want to enjoy the best sun and beach offer of the region, the best time to travel to Bayahibe, is in the part of the winter season, between December and April. Between these months there is less precipitation and the temperatures are cooler than during the summer months.
What to do in Bayahibe?
It is common to hear that the most outstanding attraction of this territory envelops the beautiful beaches bathed by the Caribbean Sea. The beach of Bayahibe has a privileged location for excursions, given its proximity to the many tourist attractions of the region such as:
The National Park of the East
This reserve is valued for being habitat for thousands of species of flora and fauna, many endemics to the region. Here you can make a route of the steps of our Taino ancestors. Through the dry forest, you will be guided along a path until you reach the impressive Cueva del Puente. This cave is known for its large size and spacious interior spaces. Get ready to be surprised by the image of a gigantic centenary tree that crosses the ceiling in search of the rays of the sun.
Tip: Explore with a lantern the entrails of “El Puente” so that you can enjoy another perspective of your unforgettable ecological adventure.
Padre Nuestro Trail
This is the second largest protected area in the Dominican Republic. Here you can take a tour among many natural wonders and you can immerse yourself in a refreshing swim in an underground spring inside the Cueva de Chico.
Catalina Island and Saona Island
Saona Island is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. The visits are usually made on a huge catamaran, where during the trip you will enjoy drinks and snacks until you reach the coast of the island, where you will see a beautiful fishing village called Mano Juan. Once on the island, you can sink into its pristine and crystal clear waters.
Catalina Island, second largest island in the country, after Saona Island. It is a dream place, which many consider being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The coast of the island is covered with coral reefs, exotic fish, starfish and other colorful species to delight your eyes, in a setting of calm crystal clear water at optimal temperature. Without a doubt, Catalina Island is one of the best places to dive.
Note: Excursions are sold separately, the excursion to the National Park of the East does not include the visit to these islands.
Of course, Bayahibe and the surrounding area offer a wide range of water activities. Among them, the diving and snorkeling options that allow their impressive seabed, with ancient wrecks, underwater caves, and coral reefs stand out. And in second dimension, sailing and sailing sports.
On the other hand, the gastronomy, nightlife and the possibility of enjoying the cheerful Caribbean culture, end up complementing the tourist philosophy of Bayahibe.
In addition to beaches and paradises of ecotourism, Dominican Republic is one of the most desirable destinations in the Caribbean. From Bayahibe it is possible to visit other attractions such as:
Casa de Campo: For golfers, this area has several golf courses, internationally recognized among the best in the world. A few kilometers away from Bayahibe, it is possible to enjoy this sport in the exclusive golf courses of the tourist complex Casa de Campo, where is the world-famous Diente de Perro.
Altos de Chavón: it is a replica of a medieval village built in stone and gives it a colonial air that dazzles those who visit it. At the edge of a canyon that flows dramatically into the Chavon River, we find the home of the Amphitheater, one of the most important stages in the world, where important international outdoor artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sting, Elton John, Carlos Santana, Juan Luis Guerra, Plácido Domingo, Jennifer Lopez, among other great stars.
Caves of the Wonders: known by its old paintings realized by the Taino aborigines. Inside the cave, you can see around 500 paintings on the walls and engravings where black and red predominate, made by the Taino, former inhabitants of the island already extinct. The attractions that the wonderful cavern offers are: The Pictographic Gallery, The Water Mirror, which consists of an artificial lake that reflects like a mirror the top of the cave and The Great Panel, in the later you can see a cave painting Created by the Taínos, which represents a funeral ritual, among others.
In conclusion, these are the 6 activities you cannot miss in Bayahibe:
1. Relax in the pristine waters of Playa Palmilla, located in the peninsular area of the National Park of the East.
2. Visit Saona Island and take a dip in the clear waters of Playa Catuano.
3. Enjoy the diving of this paradise on earth. You just have to opt for the snorkel.
4. Indulge your palate by tasting the delights of the sea.
5. Tan on the beach. Take advantage of the ideal climate of this land!
6. Stay in the fabulous resort Catalonia Gran Dominicus where our staff will make you feel like royalty and the comforts of our services will cause you to request residence here