The Dune Buggy Tour starts from the Xtreme - Buggy Place in Bavaro. The Buggies are real Dune Buggies with VW Beetle Motor. It is like a real car just BETTER!
We went into the Dominican Country side, and drove off road..... :-)
The first stop we made at a freshwater cave. We jumped into the crystal clear water! From there we went further on driving through a small village and stopped at a funny little shop. They had everything.... Charly the guide bought something to drink for everybody and from there we went to the beach. YEAH what a fun! We had time to take some really cool pictures and went for a bath in the ocean.
From here we went to a some kind of mine, where you can drive up and down the hills. Everybody did great!
The tour was a great mix off Driving the Buggy and get to see something of the countryside, ....... the bath inside the cave was exciting!
Make sure to go on the original Dune Buggy, only provided by Xtreme Buggy and no one else.
Theme park in the outskirts of Bávaro featuring a taíno show, a dolphin show, a seal show, a parrot show and a horse show. They offer swimming with the dolphins, petting some of the animals and even picture taking with them. They also have a selection of orchids, artisan crafts, and some restaurants, including a pizza place, a BBQ restaurant and an ice cream stand.
Manatí Park have programs that focus on conservation of endangered native animal species, and like they say in their website (and I quote), "your visit to Manatí Park contributes to the success of these programs". So please visit, learn and enjoy yourself :)
The admissions fee are 15US for children up to 12 years of age and 35US for adults. Swimming with the dolphins needs to be booked and costs 85US (and the price includes the admission fee so you don't have to pay for it twice).
The other 2 shows that you can see at the park are the parrot show and the horse show. The horse show is only done once a day at 1:15pm, but this one you can live without if you rather want to see the iguanas, flamingos and other animals in the park. The one you can't miss is the parrot show, at 12:45pm and 5:15pm, where they do a play pretty much like cops and thieves. It was so hilarious to see the parrots standing on these child size, remote controlled vehicles going from one side of the "mall" to the other.
Manatí Park offers dolphin and sea lion shows twice a day. The stars of this show do pirouettes, the usual hoop jumping and ball playing and also dance and even "sing" to some notes they're presented. And they look so adorable when they do so! The shows are at 11:15am and 4:15pm.
I'm so proud of being born and raised Dominican and being able to share some of my culture.
Taínos were the first habitants of the island called Hispaniola, composed of Haiti and Dominican Republic, before the conquistadores came in. Their sacred dances were called areítos and were used to communicate with their gods and spirits.
In the center of the circle you see 2 wooden chairs called dúhos and some wooden statues called cemíes . The cemíes represent their gods, whom can be contacted by the means of a rite called "the rite of the cohiba", in which the cacique (chief), the bohique (priest) and the nitaínos (nobles) smoked from a tree called cohiba which put them in trance.
These dances were accompanied of diverse musical instruments, being the tamboras (drums) among them - and this translates directly to modern music in which tamboras play a big role.
I have a massage for 20dollar 30 minutes, but finally i was 1 hour, because if you have a good conversation with the people and you all have a good time, they will feel happy and become friend for all your stay.
I gave lot of clothing to my massage assistant last day.
due to humidity, i cannot control all my hair, very long it was, and i do not have enougy gel for if, so, carry a cap!!!