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The Dominican Republic is truly a paradisiacal place, almost idyllic for its landscapes and the transparency of its waters. Isla Saona is located at the southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic, is the largest of the Dominican Republic's islands, also part of the Parque Nacional del Este and provides a sanctuary to several species of migratory birds. Originally its name was "Adamanay. It is a primitive aboriginal name. On Don Christopher Columbus' second voyage to the island of Hispaniola, he was accompanied by an Italian from Savona, an Italian region. This Italian was the one who discovered the island and Don Christopher Columbus wanted to baptize his honor, calling it with the name of "Savona Island". For years, the inhabitants of the island could not pronounce the name, so they changed the name to: "Isla Saona".
Isla Saona conjointly has attention-grabbing caves, like Cotubanamá, named when the proud native chief of this same region WHO was captured by the Spanish conquistadors and dead in Santo Domingo.
The few populated areas of this national park; Saona Island has a small town called Mano Juan. This fishing village with its wooden houses is also a handicraft center. In Saona Island are miles of solitary white sand beaches with crystal clear waters and surrounded by millions of coconut palms, we can find some caves that remember the presence of the Taino natives, coral bottoms ideal for diving and fish and seafood nurseries, has the so-called "Natural Swimming Pool", is an area of beautiful crystal clear waters that in the background can be seen many species such as starfish among others and birds such as flamingo. 112 species of birds have been recorded within the boundaries of the park, half of which correspond to existing species in the country. Of this total, eight species are endemic to the island and 11 species are endemic to the Caribbean area. The manatee is an endangered marine mammal. The dolphin is also there. Saona Island has an area of 110 km², its population, which is concentrated in the village of Mano Juan, which has approximately 500 inhabitants with only 69 houses of families who live from fishing and are hospitable, friendly and very receptive to visitors, do not forget to bring some candy for children, they will love it.
The beaches of Isla Saona were selected among the best dream beaches in the Caribbean by Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. Its beaches are spectacular, unspoiled, with lush palm groves and turquoise waters that make them one of the most beautiful regions of the Dominican Republic. historical information history
In the northern area of the Dominican Republic, we find geographical gems as prominent as Playa de Macao, located in the area of the country of the same name. Here the landscape is hardly different from the one we find in most of this wonderful Caribbean coast, because the white sand, the turquoise water and the gentle rocking of the coconut palms that are born on the beach are the prevailing landscape of This beach, and of course, with many services on the beach and the presence of local people that gives a more lively. The access is simple if you follow the road that leads directly Higüey - El Macao.
this place differs from the others by being oriented towards the north, a fact that makes the influence of the wind turn it into a beach with waves, perfect place to practice water sports such as surfing. Nothing like learning to ride the waves in a landscape as emblematic as the Caribbean is, that's why you will find several surf schools on the shores of Playa Macao that will allow you to take your first steps practicing this sport. Another very interesting option for adrenaline lovers, is to rent a boogie, an ideal activity to travel the dunes of this fabulous coast at full speed.
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