The Best spots to snorkel in Dominican Republic

Of course you are going to the Caribbean to indulge in the most beautiful thing it has to offer: paradisaical beaches. But along with the beaches, water sports are fairly popular here.

With this guide you will learn where the easily reached snorkeling sites are.

Punta Cana:

There are many sights in Punta Cana to check out. The zone is surrounded by sea and shallow reefs and is perfect for those who have never done snorkeling before. You will find many tours that can take you to nearby snorkeling zones and you can enjoy mixing up your experience with spa, kayak or party boat.

Catalina Island:

Named one of the best snorkeling spot in the Caribbean, this island is located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia and La Romana. Many come here to relax on the calm crystal clear waters and to enjoy snorkeling. The reef of this area are teeming with life!

Saona Island:

This island is a government protected nature reserve and is part of East National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional del Este). The Island is famous for the natural beauty of its beaches, and has been used on many occasions by film-makers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical “desert island” setting for their film or product. The island is a named snorkeling and diving site for those with more experience.


Sosúa Bay attracts many water sports enthusiast, specially divers because of its sheltered, calm waters, diverse species of fish and intricate reef structures. In the winter, whale watching is also a popular tourist activity in Sosúa Bay.

Fins, mask and snorkel are all you need to enjoy this very refreshing vacation sport, and they are usually provided by the tour. Don’t miss the opportunity to include a little adventure on your island trip.

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