For a tropical paradise that has not yet been overrun with tourists, consider the town of Bayahibe. This slice of heaven is located in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic in the charming province of La Altagracia.
It is close to La Romana, sharing a similar coastline that has favored the little town. It has transformed from a small fishing village to a paradise that has captured the attention of foreigners and beach enthusiasts.
The warm temperatures throughout the year are the primary reason people have fallen in love with this coastal town. It has an average of 26 degrees Celsius while the seawater maintains the warmth of between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius.
During the winter season between December and April, you will get cooler temperatures that are perfect for relaxing on the beach and daytime swimming. However, whichever months you choose to visit this town, you can be sure that there is more to do than you could imagine.
Visit Catalina Island and Saona Island
Sauna Island is one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. If you have never been on a catamaran, prepare to experience the cool salty breeze of the Caribbean Sea as the water gently pushes you to your destination. At your destination, you will meet the beautiful fishing village of Mano Juan. Here you can do just about anything to pass the time. However, be sure to sink into the pristine clear blue waters when the sun is high in the sky.
On the other hand, Catalina Island is considered to have the most beautiful beaches in the country. The coast of this island is littered with coral reefs, where you will find exotic fish perfectly visible in the crystal clear waters. These waters are the perfect place to go scuba diving and swim with the fish.
The National Park of the East
This is a highly valued reserve in the Dominican Republic that you must visit while you are in Bayahibe. It is the home of thousands of flora and fauna species that you can see as you make your way to the steps of our Taino ancestors. See the best of wildlife, thriving in the warm sunshine, reminding you that there is beauty in everything.
You will brush through the dry forest and walk a sturdy path until you reach the impressive Cueva del Puente. It is a spectacular cave popularly known for its large size and spacious interior. The sight of the gigantic centenary tree crossing the ceiling with its branches in search of the sun’s yellow rays is sure to take your breath away.
Cheerful Caribbean Culture
Besides scuba diving and underwater caves, Bayahibe presents fascinating Caribbean culture infused by gastronomy, a thriving nightlife, and friendly locals. You can almost picture it, sitting by the beach with the salty sea breeze dancing beside your body at dusk, enjoying local cuisine as Caribbean music sets the tone for your background. At this moment, you will realize that the world can wait.