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Cayo Arena VIP

Puerto Plata


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Join this Puerto Plata Paradise Island excursion for VIP sailing to the remote island of Cayo Arena, where you can swim, lounge and relax during a full day of fun. Nicknamed Paradise Island, Cayo Arena is a remote coral sandbar off the shores of Punta Rucia, on the Dominican Republic’s northern coast. This is the perfect place to sail and have a heavenly VIP adventure.
  • Visit the small fishing village of Punta Rucia on La Isabela Bay
  • Sail across the bay on a catamaran, passing mangroves and possibly manatees
  • Snorkel in Cayo Arena with hundreds of fish
  • Enjoy a Dominican buffet lunch when you return to Punta Rucia
  • Activity duration: 8 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included


Visit fishing villages and mangrove waterways

Your Puerto Plata Paradise Island tour starts with an air-conditioned ride from your resort to take you to the northern coast and the mountainous landscape of Punta Rucia. This quaint fishing village features a gorgeous soft sand beach nestled among the green tropical mountains.

But you’re not staying here long! Instead, board a VIP boat and pass through the area’s flora and fauna in a natural mangrove waterway that opens to a turquoise blue sea dotted with coral reefs. The journey to Cayo Arena could even afford you a glimpse of the manatees that call the Dominican mangroves home, as well as dolphins at play in the sea.

Enjoy a sandy beach buffet on a private island

Once arriving at Cayo Arena, your boat will drop anchor and you’ll have a chance to swim in the warm sea. Snorkel above the coral and take in the colorful fish and sea life swimming beneath water that’s practically crystal clear.

Afterward, sail back to Punta Rucia, where you’ll enjoy a VIP buffet lunch that includes seafood and Dominican specialties. When your Puerto Plata Paradise Island excursion wraps up, your awaiting vehicle will take you back to your resort at the end of a relaxing day.


  • Round-trip transportation
  • Lunch
  • Beer, rum, soft drinks and water

Practical Information

  • Wear a swimsuit, comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring a beach towel, hat, biodegradable sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sunglasses and extra money for souvenirs and/or tips (tipping is optional)

Note: Pick-up and drop-off times vary according to hotel location. There’s also a local charge for transportation from the Bahia Principe San Juan resort.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English/Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Plata
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 3 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: No
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
From $160 USD
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