The Best Snorkeling Spots in Dominican Republic

Of course, you are going to the Caribbean to indulge in the most beautiful thing it has to offer: paradisaical beaches. But along with the beaches, water sports are fairly popular here.

Our country is full of wonders, therefore, in this guide, you will learn where the easily reached snorkeling sites are.

#1 – Punta Cana:

Punta Cana Natural Pool
Punta Cana, the most popular destination of the Caribbean. The zone is surrounded by sea and shallow reefs and is perfect for those who have never done snorkeling before, with its crystal clear waters you may even be able to do some snorkeling at the shore of your hotel beach. You will find many tours that will take you to nearby snorkeling zones, you can enjoy mixing up your experience with some reef lobster fishing as well, don’t worry, you won’t get dizzy, hopefully…

#2 – Catalina Island:


Named one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean, this island is located 1.5 miles from the mainland in the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia and La Romana. Many come here to relax on the calm crystal clear waters and, of course, to enjoy snorkeling as the reef of this area is teeming with life!

#3 – Saona Island:


This island is a government protected natural reserve and is part of East National Park (English translation for Parque Nacional del Este). The Island is famous for the natural beauty of its beaches and has been used on many occasions by film-makers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical “desert island” setting for their film or product. Saona Island is a named snorkeling and diving site for those with more experience.

#4 – Sosúa:


Sosúa Bay attracts many water sports enthusiasts, especially divers because of its sheltered, calm waters, diverse species of fish, and intricate reef structures. In the winter, whale watching is also a popular tourist activity in Sosúa Bay.

Fins, mask, and snorkel are all you need to enjoy this very refreshing vacation sport, and they are usually provided by the excursions providers if you visit any spot with them.

Don’t miss the opportunity to include a little adventure on your holidays in the Dominican Republic, check out our available excursions.