Catalina Island

Catalina Island is located in the waters of the Caribbean Sea and is part of the Dominican Republic. It currently has the status of a national park and is considered one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country. On its west coast there are several excellent white sand beaches with the necessary infrastructure. Diving groups are also often brought here, and the lagoon offers snorkeling and is the best place for snorkeling and scuba diving on the entire southern coast of the Dominican Republic. The main natural attraction of Catalina is Chicho Cave. Inside it there is an underground lake in which it is allowed to swim. You can visit the island all year round - it is always warm and sunny, the water is very clean and there are no strong currents.

The small, 15-square-kilometer island of Catalina is as beautiful as a holiday postcard. Its silk sand beaches, the shimmering crystal waters of all shades of blue to turquoise, the palm groves that provide blessed shade and the rocky chain half a kilometer off the coast create a landscape of the real Bounty Island.

Catalina is a natural national park. Nature itself has created the best conditions for water sports here. This place is probably the best in the Caribbean for snorkeling. On the slope that stretches from the beach itself, an entire coral kingdom has grown over the years, which is home to a huge number of interesting marine creatures, and all this vibrant and bright world is perfectly visible in the clear water.

Not far from the shore is one of the best dive sites in the Dominican Republic, "The Wall" - Muro. The underwater slope ends with a steep wall that goes 100 meters into the depths. In the wall there are two steps 25 and 40 meters high.

From the beaches of La Romana resort there are regular excursions to the islands of Saona and Catalina. Besides exploring the seabed, you can also enjoy local cuisine, cold drinks and a return trip along the Chavon River flowing amongst the jungle, and you can also explore the cigar industry at the Tabacalera de Garcia, the largest cigar factory in the world.