Bayahibe Travel Guide

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Bayahibe Things to Do

  • Chillin on Bayahibe's refurbished...

    A "malecon" is the spanish word for a beach side esplanade. A place to stroll or sit by the water.In 2011 the small beach to the left of Bayahibe's La Punta was refurbished and spruced up. The beach was widened and new sand and palm trees were added. They also built a pleasant, shady, grass area on both sides of the beach where you can sit and...

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  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    The crystal clear, calm waters of Bayahibe bay are the perfect place to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding for the first time. Gliding across the turquoise water on your board is sooo zen! And you get a great view of the sea life below. You can see all sorts of fish, starfish, cuttlefish, and if you are really lucky manta rays! It's really easy to learn...

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  • Go in a tours to Saona Island

    Something that you can`t by pass,If you really must be a the beach and have fun.. Take a tours in a Catamaran,food and drink is all included,Leave Bayahibe around 9:30 and back around 4:30.it will take you to one of the beach where you could swing at will, have a buffet of all you can eat,and entertainment,as well all you can drink run ,beer,and...

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  • The beach, of course...

    This is the reason why most people go to Caribbean countries, and it's no wonder! Beaches were truly "as a postcard".We went to Dominicus beach, the largest beach in Bayahibe. People staying at the resorts tend to concentrate just in front of these... so in between you'll have all the sand you want! Not my favourite beach in the world, neither in...

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  • Eat cocos !

    Vous devez absolument manger du coco et boire son jus !. C'est vraiment trooop bon !.Du coco comme vous n'en aurez jamais goûté !.

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  • Isla Saona

    Pour voir le paradis, il faut absolument faire l'excursion à isla Saona. De passage là-bas vous pourrez savourer de délicieux cocos ou bien acheter l'huile de coco que les locaux font.Vous ferez également une halte dans la piscine naturelle ou vous aurez le loisir de nager dans une eau translucide et de voir les étoiles de mer.A ne pas rater !!!.

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Bayahibe Hotels

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  • Cabana Elke

    Via Eladia 7, Bayahibe, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Bayahibe

    We recently spent a night here while 'exploring' the Dominican via rental car....and LOVED it. While...

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  • El Eden Hotel

    Avenida Laguna 10, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

Bayahibe Restaurants

  • Frio Frios / Yun Yuns (Shave Ice)

    Frio Frios or Yun Yuns, as they are also known in the Dominican Republic, are shave ices (snow cones). They are sold on the street usually by a man with a wooden cart and a block of ice. I wouldn't recommend the street cart version as you never know if the ice is purified or not (most often it's tap water). But in Bayahibe you can buy hygienic Frio...

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  • Barco Bar:you can't miss a visit here

    the simplicity and the position near the fisherman port makes this place a unique place.please, visit it if you have the chance to be in Bayahibe ...you will be satisfied...trust me! banana milk shake....was delicious...I still don't know if the reason was the taste of the dominican bananas or the accurancy the barwoman prepared it....or the charm...

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  • Restaurant on Dominicus beach

    We had a pretty good and not expensive lunch in a place right behind Dominicus Beach. If someone here knows its name, please tell me!Anyway, the place is easy to find, right to the beach and next to the little tourists shops. It’s a terrace sheltered under a palm roof more than a “real” restaurant. The food was local, tasty and cheap taking into...

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Bayahibe Nightlife

  • There is life outside the resorts…

    Do not believe those that say there is no life outside the resorts… Ask the locals, or just follow the music!!!It seems there are two local discos in the town (not belonging to a resort) the other is called "Big Sur". We go to this one as it was close to where we had dinner, so entered to have a look. Is really not a “trendy” one, the decoration...

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  • Shows

    Les shows à l'hôtel Viva Dominicus Beach sont époustouflants, très pros !.Je félicite tous les animateurs !. Continuez à faire du bon boulot !.

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  • The only disco

    The only disco in Bayahibe (not belonging to a resort) is called "Big Sur". Its open every evening, but the locals only go there on fridays.It's an open-air disco, some of it under a roof. Don't expect a fancy hi-tech disco, but it has got everything you need: music and drinks.... None, go as you like.Sorry I havn't got a picture of "Big Sur", so...

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Bayahibe Transportation

  • Guaguas

    The guaguas (a kind of taxi-bus) connect Bayahibe and La Romana (stopping at the airport and anywhere in between on request). They run about every 20minutes through the day, the first at about 8 in the morning the last one at ca 6pm. A bit less frequent they run to Dominicus too.In Bayahibe they start at the ghagua station in the middle of the...

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  • How to get there from far away

    The next International airport is La Romana (LRM). It is about 20km from Bayahibe. There are some charter flights from Europe there and of course "normal" Airlines fly there too. Alternativly the airport Punta Cana (PUJ) is an option its a bit further away.At the airport you have to go through the immigration and customs controls. You need to buy a...

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  • A trip in the inland

    If you want to go around you can take a taxi or a guagua. To visit the inland, where the roads are dirt, it's better to go by a land rover. We went by this pickup.

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Bayahibe Shopping

  • Tableaux

    Partout dans les petites boutiques locales vous trouverez des tableaux, grands, moyens, petits.Plusieurs types de peinture également, toutes magnifiques.N'hésitez pas à négocier le prix et à descendre au moins 50-60% du prix qui vous est indiqué initialement. Insistez, ça marche !. Pour un petit tableau demandez 5 dollars. Pour un moyen environt...

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  • Not so easy to find: the Petrol Station

    If you are touring around by Car or Motorbike or even per Boat you'll need to know where to find the petrol station. It's not where you would expect it near a road, no its outside the village at the sea front. Once you find it you will see why: the same petrol station is used for fueling cars and boats!

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  • Whatever you need

    Most things you need you can get at the Colmados. You can find these shops everywhere in Bayahibe. They are so much of them i wonder how they can survive....Some of them are quite big other are only a small hut. Most of them sell food, drinks, fresh water, beer, suncream and lots more. There are some wich only sell fruit and vegetables, one...

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Bayahibe Local Customs

  • Que cerveza tienes tú mas fría?? :-)

    Our Dominican friends were asking waiters this question all the time, everywhere we go... ("What is the coolest beer you have'"). It was kind of obssesion... Well, we realised that having a very cold Presidente at the beach was nice!

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  • Living in the inland

    The Isla Hispaniola is very wide. Many people who live in the inland have never see the sea. Really a strange thing!!

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  • The secret of life...

    It's a stange thing to visit a farm in the inland. There are some little ... very little houses isolated in the middle of sugar can plantations. The local people's means of transport, only an ass. And you ask yourself how they can live in this way, but they are so nice and kind and look happy to live in this simple manner. Could that be the secret...

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Bayahibe Warnings and Dangers

  • Animals

    Watch out, there are lots of free walking animals in Bayahibe, specialy Chicken, Cats and Dogs.Specialy the Chicken are ennoying as they start to make a noise very early in the morning and tend to cross the road exactly in the moment you aproach it...

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  • Nice crabs, but....

    You'll see many of these crabs not only on the beaches, but especially in the green coastal areas. They're not really dangerous, but if disturbed they may try to pinch your finger...

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Bayahibe Tourist Traps

  • Watch out with the prices at the market!

    There is a small flea market where you can buy souvenirs and handcrafts. The people will seem friendly but depending on your looks they'll try to charge up to 10 times the price of each article.Remember to bargain as much as possible if you're determined on buying but most things can be found quite cheaper in Santo Domingo or any other town. Some...

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  • If you go to Saona or Piscina...

    If you go to Saona or Piscina Natural be sure to compare prices. Often you can get quite good deals if you stay away from the resort crowd and book a trip at one of the smaller diving schools outside the resorts.

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Bayahibe Off The Beaten Path

  • Footpaths around Bayahibe

    The paths are beaten, but not from tourists...There are some small footpaths around Bayahibe, none of them signposted. The locals use them to get from one village to another or to get to some fields or out of the way huts. I liked all the different plants growing and all the different animals around. One footpath I liked very much, a well beaten...

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  • Diving in a cave!

    For the expierienced divers the diving schools at Bayahibe offer a tour for a dive in a cave nearby.As I don't dive I went with a tour as a "watch dog". My friend, a diving instructor, asked me if I would be interested to see the cave and have an eye on the equipement they leave back in the cave when they dive. So I went with and only had a swim in...

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  • Sailing the Rio Chavon

    On the Rio Chavon you'll go upstream the river by motorboat, admiring its wild banks. No sounds, just the background noise of the engine and the chats of your fellow travellers...

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Bayahibe Sports & Outdoors

  • Diving, Snorkeling

    Everybody told me that I'm an idiot for not have gone diving, specialy as I know two of the instructors who worked there. I saw the underwaterwold snorkeling and enjoyed that very much. There are hundreds of little and big fish in all colours, underwater plants and corals to be seen. For divers there is a wreck and much more to see. Perhaps I will...

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  • Billard

    Bayahibe has even got a Billard hall!!! The domenicans obviously like to play the game, some are very good at it some play terrible, everybody has fun wich is most important. The place is not only used to play billard but is a spot where the people meet too.The thing I liked most about the billard hall at Bayahibe is, that its, unlike most others,...

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  • Baseball

    The Dominicans love playing Baseball!!! I had great fun watching a game. I don't know the rules and how the game works but it was fun just watching. When they are practising i'm sure they will let you play with them if you want..The field isn't green and flat and hasn't got much infrastructure, but the dominicans obviously don't mind and have their...

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Bayahibe Favorites

  • A piece of heaven

    In spite of the tourist development, Bayahibe is a quiet place where you can find the typical peaceful Dominican people's rythm of life. Besides there are beautiful beaches overlook the Caribbean Sea. I've been here before in 1996 and at that time Bayahibe was just a little village where tourists came to take the motorboats and go to Isla Saona....

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  • Good beach for kids

    It was the first vacation on a tropical beach for my 2 yo daughter. She really enjoyed it and she was always playing with the white sand until late in the evening.

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  • As in Punta Cana there only...

    As in Punta Cana there only were all-inclusive hotels and we did not have the money we finally decided to go to Bayahibe.That rather small town is on the south side of the island a three hour drive away from Punta Cana.

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