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Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island)
Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island)

Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) Tours and Activities

Often called Paradise Island, Cayo Paraiso is an uninhabited island off the coast of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. It’s a popular stop for snorkel and catamaran tours. If you are staying in Puerto Plata, it is likely you will depart from the small fishing village of Punta Rucia. Speedboats take visitors on a relatively short ride across the bay to the island. Once you arrive at Cayo Paraiso, you can swim and snorkel around the coral reef and lagoon that surround the island. The snorkeling here is said to be among the best in all of the Dominican Republic. On a tour, you typically have about 2.5 hours to swim and enjoy the scenery. Watch for vibrantly colored schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, stingrays, eels and more. Bright coral formations are found throughout the area as well.

Monte Cristi National Park is located near Cayo Paraiso and is one of the driest areas of the Dominican Republic. Here you will find mangroves, subtropical dry forests and swamps that are home to a variety of birds. Also near Cayo Paraiso and Monte Cristi National Park is the natural landmark of El Morro, a 777-foot (237-meter) limestone mesa. Keep an eye out for The Seven Brothers Cays, Los Cayos Siete Hermanos, which are several small islands that serve as the nesting grounds for a number of reptile species.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) costs USD 2.00. Guided Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) tours start around USD 2.00 per person. See all Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) tickets and tours on Viator.