Off the northwestern shores, a boat departs to the offshore Cayo Arena–also known as Cayo Paraíso. This area boasts some of the most abundant marine life in the DR, with corals and sponges that surround the key. Octopuses, crabs, schools of surgeon fishes, sergeant major fishes, angelfish, and yellowtail snappers, all swim around your feet. This tiny sandbank is also a dream spot to relax and take plenty of beach selfies.
This all-day tour starts with a 2-hour drive from La Curadiña to the province of Monte Cristi. Afterwards, you’ll ride a boat for 25 minutes. The experience offers exceptional diving for beginners, starting at five meters (16 feet). Schools of tropical fish can also easily be seen in shallow turquoise waters, making this spot a paradise for snorkeling fans.
From $80 / all day tour