Laguna Bavaro Wildlife Refuge
The Bavaro Lagoon Wild Life Refuge, in Punta Cana, on the country’s easternmost region, is ready to welcome visitors interested in taking guided tours. It follows an agreement signed between the Ministry of the Environment and the La Altagracia Province Tourism Cluster.
The wildlife refuge has registered 223 species of native and endemic plants, including four types of mangrove trees, 86 species of birds –eight of which are endemic to the island–, five species of amphibians, 11 species of reptiles and various species of freshwater fish.
The Bavaro Lagoon Wild Life Refuge is located in Cabeza de Toro, originally a tiny fishing town, then discovered in 1994 by Dominican and Spanish developers and turned into a tourism destination at the same time, along with the frantic pace of the rest of Bavaro’s hotel construction.
Tourists will have the unique opportunity to do a short walk from their hotels and enjoy the shadowed trails, or visit the small natural museum, go kayaking, sailing in the lagoon, or simply sit there and experience the natural Caribbean at its very bes