Isla Catalina Dominican Republic is one of the most impressive spots to visit in the Caribbean. This island is located approximately 1 mile and a half from the southeast area of the Dominican Republic very close to the province of La Romana.
The island is quite small and has an area of approximately
3.71 square miles. You could say that this tiny place has a sister
island very close to it called Saona island which is also another well
visited spot. Both of these islands are prime destinations for tourists
staying at the Punta Cana area in the Dominican Republic.
There are many reasons of why the Isla Catalina Dominican
Republic tour is so popular among vacationers. The tour basically takes
a whole day because there is so much to enjoy at this amazing place.
The whole island is a truly authentic paradise for scuba divers and
snorkeling fans. The whole area is protected as a natural reserve by
the government so you should not be surprised by the lack of buildings
around. One of the most distinctive features of the island is its
natural protection against winds which make the waters quite serene and
perfect to enjoy for all kinds of activities such as snorkeling and
scuba diving without any problems. If you want to stay at the beach and
relax you can do it, however, you will miss one of the greatest
attractions of the island called the wall.
The wall is an astonishing drop of more than 330 feet where you can have the diving experience of a lifetime. If you love diving visiting this spot is a must. There is a very gentle slope at the beginning of the beach that eventually leads to the wall. In the wall you can find 2 ledges: one of them at 83 feet and the next one at 132 feet. Once in the water you can observe the coral reefs and all the marine life that is around.
The wall is not
the only spot where you can dive in Isla Catalina. The aquarium
is indeed something you will remember. This area is characterized by an
immense formation of coral reefs and the abundant marine life that
includes sponges and several fish types. The area has an approximate
depth of around 46 feet.
The old shipwreck of the pirate William Kidd is one of the most impressive views around the island and it can easily be observed at a depth of less than 20 feet. There is more than great attractions at the Isla Catalina Dominican Republic; the buffet ready for you is really something else. A wide variety of fresh fish, several different kinds of tropical fruit, amazingly grilled meats, fantastic Dominican desserts, a huge delicious lobster and refreshing drinks of all kinds are just part of the menu that will be waiting for you.