Punta Cana Wildlife

The Wildlife Close to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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If you really like eco-adventures to see wildlife but you also favor to relax in a jacuzzi rather of a tent at the end of the day, I have a excellent suggestion for you. A holiday to Punta Cana on the east coast of the Dominican Republic may be appropriate up your alley. In Punta Cana, you can keep in a nice resort with all the luxury comforts whilst at the identical time obtaining straightforward access to some of the most remarkable wildelife on Earth significantly less than an hour away. The greatest way to have a thrilling experience with the wildlife in the Dominican Republic is to take Punta Cana excursions, i.e. day-trips, with a respected eco-tour operator.

The rock stars of the animal planet in the Dominican Republic are the 4 species of massive sea turtles (hawksbill turtles, green turtles, leatherback turtles, and logger-head turtles), the giant sting rays, the West Indian manatees (sea cows), and the bottle-nosed dolphins. Guests to the area are also quite impressed with the substantial colonies of frigate birds, boobies, and brown pelicans roosting and nesting on the mangroves close to Saona Island.

Of course, if you are into snorkeling or diving, the extensive coral reef ecosystem along the coast of the Dominican Republic will take center stage. The Dominican Republic coral reefs host literally thousands of tropical fish and invertebrate creatures so strange you could error them for plants at first. Regardless of regardless of whether or not you can determine all the creatures you see on the reefs, the vivid colors.and patterns will dazzle you.

There are numerous other fascinating animals to check out in the Dominican Republic too. These contain the extremely large rhinoceros iguana, the agouta (solenodon) that looks a little like an anteater, and the fuzzy tiny hutia that appears like a cross amongst a guinea pig and a rat. Then there is the hairy Cacata tarantula (also known as the Dominican tarantula) and its cousin the tailless whip scorpion. If you are into bats, you should absolutely take the time to go on some excursions exploring the caves in the Parque Nacional del Este, the largest nature park in the nation and significantly less than an hour from Punta Cana. There are a number of exciting bat species living in these Dominican Republic caves.

Whilst men and women are usually a lot more curious about seeing exotic animals than plants, there is one particular plant species in the Dominican Republic that is a correct star and a must see. The plant I am referring is the mangrove which forms dense mangrove forests. The mangroves located off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic are effortlessly accessed from Punta Cana by taking Punta Cana excursions. The mangrove forests also serve as vital habitat to thousands of other species. They serve as vital spawning grounds for fish and invertebrates and defend juvenile fish and sea turtles from predators. This is why conservationists world-wide and many Dominicans are so interested in conserving them.

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