Bayahibe News and Events
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
Bayahibe, located just east of Casa de Campo , is reached over a hilly drive with incredible views through the Boca de Chaon Valley . The town itself is more or less a small fishing village surrounded by a few large vacation resorts. Bayahibe provides one of the entrances to the Parque Nacional del Este and Isla Soana . The park consists of limestone terraces formed a million years ago and caves containing pre-Columbian pictographs and rock carvings of the Tainos. One part of the park's coast is known for excellent diving because of its amazing coral formation diversity. The southeastern tip of the park, Calderas Bay, is where you will find saltwater lagoons with mangrove swamps and dozens of different types of birdlife. Bayahibe is also where you can hire a boat for a 45 minute ride over to Isla Saona , a 25 by 5 km sized island. This picturesque island is a popular excursion due to its beautiful white sand beach, tall coconut palms and great snorkeling, which can sometimes include peeks of manatees and bottlenose dolphins.
Deep Sea Fishing: Fishing with the local fishermen could be an unforgettable experience for you. They have been doing that for years and years before a sleepy Bayahibe fishing village became the popular touristy destination.
Go deep sea fishing on a 30 ft boat with fully equipped cabin, hard top, bathroom as well or an 18 ft boat. Your choice.
Speed boat rides : For all those that love speed and want to drive the boats themselves! You will follow experienced guides that know the area very well and show you all the interesting spots to make the ride fun and enjoyable.
Saona Island Trip: The most popular island trip in Bayahibe area. Saona is the biggest island around here, this is the only island that is inhabited, with about 300 people living in village called Mano Juan. Every day thousands of tourists come from Bayahibe / Dominicus resorts, but also from Punta Cana / Bavaro resorts to enjoy the exciting sail across the beautiful Caribbean sea with calm, warm, crystal clear turquoise blue waters and relaxing in the white sandy beach.
Scuba Diving: Scuba Diving in Bayahibe is one of the best if not the best in Dominican Republic. There over 20 dive sites in the area, easy shallow dives for students or beginners, more advanced dives and also cave and wreck dives for experienced divers. Technical diving and courses are also available.
Stand Up Paddle: Or SUP for short is an eco-friendly way to get out on the water and have fun. But not only that, it's also a perfect way to explore the beautiful coastline around Bayahibe.
Flyboard: A personal watercraft that allows you to move underwater and in the air. Have you ever wished to fly like a Superman, or swim and jump like a dolphin? Try flyboard and you can experience both.
Submarine excursion in Bayahibe: For those that want to see the marine life and the beautiful corals from the below the surface and don't want to scuba dive. Suitable for any age, comfortable sitting in the air conditioned cabin or on the deck enjoying the fresh breeze.
Sea Kayaking: Kayak in the calm turquoise blue Caribbean water around Bayahibe is fun. Escape all the crowds and enjoy the tranquility of the secluded beaches.
Seabob Snorkeling Excursion: This is probably unknown for you until now. You have heard of bobsled that is used on snow or ice, this "bob" called seabob is used in the sea / water as the name suggests. Both "bobs" have a similar shape, sleek shiny body and they can go pretty fast too. Since we don't have much snow or ice around Bayahibe, let's stay with the seabob.
Horseback Riding: Another great way to explore Bayahibe and the area. Get on a horse and see the Natural Park or the beaches without too much walking around.
Off Road Adventure: Explore the Dominican countryside from back of a truck.
Buggy Rides: Getting muddy is always fun. Come for a half day of an exciting ride though a river, sugar cane filed, stop at a village, visit the local school and enjoy the scenery around.