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Cayo Arena Island,Puerto Plata

Off these northwestern shores, boats depart to the offshore Cayo Arena–also known as Cayo Paraíso–offering exceptional diving for beginner levels, starting at five meters (16 feet). Schools of tropical fish can also easily be seen in shallow turquoise waters, making this spot a paradise for snorkeling fans. This area boasts some of the most abundant marine life in the DR, with corals and sponges that surround the caye, where octopuses, crabs, schools of surgeonfish, sergeant majors, damselfish, angelfish, and yellowtail snappers all swim around your feet. This tiny sandbank is also a dreamy spot to relax and take plenty of beach selfies.

Cayo Arena paradise island tour is perhaps the most unique experience travelers will have in the Puerto Plata region of Dominican Republic. This tiny coral island sits in the middle of the ocean, just off the coast of Punta Rucia and is home to countless species of tropical fish, such as Sergeant Major, Surgeon Fish, Angel Fish, Yellow Tail Snappers, Damsel Fish, Crabs, Octopus; also sponges, plenty of coral, and other marine life.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling enthusiasts will want to bring a Gopro or any other waterproof camera to capture the fantastic schools of tropical fish found in the shallow waters surrounding this coral island. Snorkel gear is provided by all tour operators, follow their lead on the best spots and you`ll enjoy an unforgettable snorkeling experience.

Diving

A local tour operator offers diving in the surrounding corals, great for beginner divers ( starting at 5m, 16 ft ). More advanced divers will take a tour to Viator.com, in one of the coral banks that go down to 30 meters, including a steep wall dive. This dive has several anemone species, corals and lot of critters, great for underwater photography.

Another great dive is the Cabeza del Cayo, where bigger marine species are found due to the possibility of strong currents. Gorgonian coral formations, schools of squid and many other species make this a favorite for more advanced divers. A good recommended diver instructor is Rene Talheim from Corales Punta Rucia, try the link for more information.

Lodge

There are a few hotels in La Ensenada, and although this is not an sponsored article we will feature here what we believe are the top choices; including the Punta Rucia Lodge, both for its unique appeal, quality and overall value. This resort consists of 13 beautiful A-frame style bungalows that include 18 rooms. It has a restaurant with terrace and bar, swimming pool with sea views and its own pier.

The design somehow reminding us of our Taino ancestry, mixed with luxurious details and top tier service. This is a boutique hotel, very high end, and has it all for the perfect Dominican Republic vacation experience. 

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Faq's

¿What is the price of Cayo Arena Puerto Plata?

• Prices tend to be around the $60-$90 USD range and include pick up from your hotel.

¿Where is it located Cayo Arena?

Cayo Arena, also known as Paradise Island, is a coral island situated to the northwest of the Dominican Republic, off the coast of Puerto Plata in Punta Rusia.

¿How can I get to Cayo Arena?

It is very easy to get to the place, it all depends on where you are, most routes pass near to Punta Rusia, you just have to tell it that you are going to Cayo Arena, Please" and after you arrive you are two corners away. destination, you can also download the app Travelerd: Family Travel Guide, travel with your GPS and find the places that are close to you.

¿Which hotels are close to Cayo Arena?

  • BlueBay Villas Doradas
  • Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada
  • Blue JackTar
  • Viva Wyndham V Heavens – All-Inclusive Resort

¿Where can I have dinner near to Cayo Arena?

  • Restautant Diaz & Fernandez
  • Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada
  • Blue JackTar
  • Viva Wyndham V Heavens – All-Inclusive Resort

¿What are the opening hours of to Cayo Arena?

Hours and calendar of Operation:

  • Open 24h.

¿What do I need to know about to Cayo Arena?

Cayo Arena offers schools of tropical fish that can also easily be seen in shallow turquoise waters, making this spot a paradise for snorkeling fans; the area boasts some of the most abundant marine life in the DR, with corals and sponges, and schools of tropical fish swimming around your feet.

¿ How many visits have Cayo Arena?

Receives 87,000 tourists arrive each year