Catalina Island is a small island with great charms that falls in love with its beauty, this blessed piece of land belongs to the Parque Nacional del Este which in turn belongs to the Province of La Altagracia.
Catalina Island, also called Ikiita Island (also called Toeya by the local indigenous people), is an island that is located in the Caribbean Sea just a few kilometers southeast of La Española Island in the south of the province of La Romana which is part from the Dominican Republic.
Catalina Island is an ideal option for an excursion if you are spending your vacation in La Romana, or for excursions from Punta Cana.
In addition to the sunken ship, the reefs form an extraordinary wall of coral that caused countless shipwrecks in the area and is now one of the best-known destinations for divers visiting the country.
From La Romana it takes half an hour to get to Catalina Island. It has an approximate area of 9.6 kilometers
square and is uninhabited. The island is part of the trio of adjacent islands in the southeast of the country, together with Saona and Catalinita.
It has various natural beauties, such as its paradisiacal beaches with white sands and the crystal clear waters that
Surrounding live different species of birds and fish. The island was named after the navigator Christopher Columbus on his voyage through the area in May 1494.
One of the unmissable places in the Dominican Republic is the beautiful Catalina Island, which is not only a place of passage to the underwater museum of the shipwreck of Captain Kidd, but is also a perfect place to enjoy wonderful paradisiacal white sand beaches.
It is a popular tourist destination and a place frequented by some Caribbean cruise ships, recommended activities on Catalina Island: snorkeling and diving, given the nature of its translucent waters and that it is surrounded by living corals inhabited by colorful fish.
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