Mano Juan and Canto de la Playa

Interested in discovering the southern part of Saona Island? Come with us and discover the typical fishermen village of Mano Juan and the paradisiacal beach of Canto de la playa, far from the crowds. Our motorized catamaran is suitable and safe for the whole family. Of course we will not miss the famous Natural Pool!


This ''made in Dominican Attitude'' excursion is available from Bayahibe / Dominicus, Punta Cana / Bavaro, Juan Dolio / Boca Chica. We will pick you up at your hotel with a transport organized by us.

This tour is organized on our motorized catamaran and each detail will make that day the best of your holidays.
We take care of everything, all you have to do is relax and enjoy the tour!


Departure from your hotel whether you are in Bayahibe / Dominicus, Punta Cana / Bavaro or Juan Dolio / Boca Chica. When you have booked, we will send you a voucher with meeting place and time.


We will be waiting for you in Bayahibe, starting point of the excursion, to get on our motorized catamaran which is suitable for all family.

Let's go to the Cotubanama National Park! We will first pass in front of the Penon where our English-speaking guide will give you some information about the history of this cliff and the famous indigenous Tainos, the first inhabitants of the island.
Then we will discover the mangroves which are trees growing in seawater.

Here we are! First stop on Saona Island, at the village of Mano Juan. Walking, we will go through Mano Juan to get a glimpse of local life on a paradise island, its inhabitants, their colorful houses, their typical small shops.
Of course we will not miss the turtle nursery, a project owned by a local family. With very limited funds, they take care of incubation of the eggs during laying period, then they release the baby turtles at sea. It is not 100% guaranteed to see hatchlings, it will depend on the season and the hatching cycle.

Mealtime has come! We will eat in a restaurant with a splendid view on Saona beach. For you, a delicious Dominican meal. Lobster is available in season (July 1 to February 29) at the additional price of $25.USD per person.

After lunch, we will leave for the most remote and dream beach of the island, CANTO DE LA PLAYA, where we will spend 2 hours relaxing, enjoying the beach and snorkeling.

We will finish the great day at the famous Natural Pool where we can see huge starfishes (be careful we cannot touch them, but only see them and take pictures). There we will have a swim in the shallow waters and drink a Dominican rum while enjoy the place.
Return to the port of Bayahibe with wonderful memories, where your transport will be waiting for you.

Departure of this excursion is scheduled around 9:00 a.m. for a return around 5:00 p.m. Maximum on board: 27 people

Mer cristalline, plage exotique à Canto de la Playa, île de Saona, République Dominicaine
Bébés tortues à la nurserie de Mano Juan, île de Saona, République Dominicaine
Mouettes survolant le ponton de Catuano, île de Saona, République Dominicaine
Personnes réalisant des tâches journalières au village de pêcheurs sur l'île de Saona, République Do
Cocotiers faisant de l'ombre sur une magnifique plage de sable blanc sur l'île de Saona, République
Petites maisons typiques en bois et colorées sur une rue de sable blanc et cocotiers en arrière plan
Maison en bois peinte en vert sur une ruelle de sable blanc, village de pêcheur de Mano Juan, île de

Activity price

$99.USD per adult exclusive offer for any reservation from our site and $55.USD for children under 12

From Bayahibe / Dominicus transport is included
From Punta Cana / Bavaro you need to add $ 20.USD per adult and per child

From Juan Dolio / Boca Chica you need to add $ 25.USD per adult and per child

Get 10% on your 2nd excursion
Get 15% on your 3rd excursion

For this excursion do not forget:

  • Swimsuit

  • Beach towel

  • Sunscreen

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Camera

  • Some change (For your personal expenses ex: massage on the beach, souvenirs, ...)

  • Hat or  cap

  • A sweet shirt for the end of the day

What's included

  • Very comfortable 40 feet motorized catamaran

  • Captain and nice crew to have a wonderful day

  • Our accompanist, Marina, to make you smile and ensure your security

  • An official guide

  • Snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel)

  • Drinks: Coca Cola, Sprite, water, rum and beer

  • Typical Dominican meal. (Lobster is optional and available from July 1 or February 29). Please add $25.USD per person and tell us the number of lobsters to plan when booking)

Motorized catamaran with brown canvas roof, docked on a white sandy beach lined with coconut trees, Canto de la Playa, Saona Island, Dominican Republic
Motorized catamaran seen from inside with wooden floor, brown canvas roof and turquoise sea in background