Tourism in Bayahibe - Dominican Republic

Travel guide and tourist information to visit Bayahibe and around: what to see, what to do, what to visit, which excursions... in Bayahibe and Playa Dominicus Beach other than the beach.

Bayahibe - Dominican Republic

Bayahibe - Dominican Republic

Bayahibe is a small village in the east of the Dominican Republic, located 10 minutes of La Romana, on the Caribbean coast. Founded as a rural population of fishermen in 1874 by Juan Brito and his family, the city is now a major tourist destination in the Dominican Republic with Playa Dominicus.

Originally Bayahibe was a small fishing village, today the majority of fishermen is converted in the transport of tourists to neighboring islands. The village (not to be confused with Dominicus) is small with restaurants, many agencies excursions, diving centers, two or three bars, a small supermarket, a billiard room, a colmado (grocery store) where together, in the late afternoon people (villagers and foreigners) around a President really fresh. In the village there is also a nightclub, which is open on weekends only. It is a peaceful and quiet village, once the tourists from Dominicus, Punta Cana, Juan Dolio... to spend the day on the island Saona and Catalina left the village.
The village has several small hotels like Villa Baya, all inclusive hotels are located in Dominicus, with the exception of Dreams La Romana is located before the village.

Dominicus, unlike the village of Bayahibe, was born with the construction of all-inclusive hotels, Dominicus has rental apartments and villas for the tourists, restaurants, excursions agencies and gif shops. A Dominicus there are many Italians (tourists and residents) to the point that sometimes you believe in Italy!

Bayahibe and Dominicus are famous for its white sand beaches, Dominicus beach is one of the few beaches in the Caribbean which has awarded the blue flag. Is a starting point to visit the island of Saona, Catalina and Catalinita, smallers uninhabited islands with long beaches and superb natural beauty. At about 4 Kms ago Dominicus Beach, another popular beach in the region.

Is one of the best places for diving in the Dominican Republic. In its territory there is the National Park Del Este. In this ecosystem can be seen, seagrass, mangroves, rocky shores, sandy beaches, rainforest, and much more, including the lush coral reefs.

Bayahibe and Dominicus are small tourist village, with about fifteen of hotels and aparthotels. Is well situated for visiting the Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, Juan Dolio, Alto de Chavon, Boca Chica), north-east with Samana and Las Terrenas and the coast of coconut (Punta Cana - Bavaro). The new highway between La Romana and Punta Cana shortened the distances from Bayahibe to the rest of the Dominican Republic and other tourism and ecotourism activities, excursions of the island.

Tourist attractions and places to visit in Bayahibe


Close to 10 diving clubs allow you to discover the flora and fauna of the underwater Caribbean Sea, you can admire the gardens of coral reefs with many varieties of fish (skates, moray eels, lobster, angel fish, turtles... ), corals, sponges, etc. The clubs offer dives for all levels.


For enthusiasts and lovers of deep sea fishing that can go fishing wahoo, tuna and marlin.

Bayahibe beach

The beach of Bayahibe received one of the first Blue Flag Caribbean.


Several ranches offer hiking on horseback to discover the campaign of Bayahibe.

The rose of Bayahibe

This flower also called Pereskia Quisqueyana is endemic to this region, it is part of the cactus family. Endangered, it is now protected and preserved.

Cave del Puente

The cave del Puente is located 3 kms from the park entrance from east. The trail is easy to access. This cave has beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Do not forget the flashlight. To access the cave Del Puente all have to go down the road to Playa Dominicus, after Cadaques Caribe Resort.

What to see, what to do, what to visit near Bayahibe

Chavon River Boat Safari

Chavon River Boat Safari Boat ride on the Chavon River. You will find extraordinary landscapes. Excursion for the whole family.

Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari Heavy truck safari for a day in the countryside of Bayahibe and Juan Dolio, from the middle of cane fields, small villages, rivers. Lunch, drinks included. This tour allows you to discover the back country of the Dominican Republic.

Saona Island

The Saona Island is located southeast of the Dominican Republic about 1 hour by motorboat from the village and 2 hours by catamaran. Many day trips are available with various activities. The Saona Island has the most beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic. The island of Saona is part of the tourist attractions of great importance that has the Dominican Republic.

Catalina island national park

Catalina Island is entirely pedestrian, it is located off La Romana, is the call for cruise ships and can be reached by boat from La Romana. This small island has beautiful beaches and outstanding dive sites.

Alto de Chavon

Alto de Chavon is a replica of a medieval village Mediterranean. Its construction began in 1976, Alto de Chavon was inaugurated in 1982. The village was built in stone in the river Chavon, in Alto de Chavon are restaurants,gif shop, art galleries, a church, an archeological museum...

Buggy tour

Buggy tour Bayahibe Buggy excursions to explore the surroundings of Cumayasa. The trip to discover the countryside Cumayasa through dirt trails, visit the cave of the church, a ride in a sandpit, a visit to a small Haitian village and beach Cumayasa to take a well deserved swim in the sea.

Cave of Wonders (Cueva de las Maravillas)

Cave of Wonders The Cueva de las Maravillas is located between La Romana and San Pedro de Macoris, she was discovered in 1926. About 30% of the cave is open to the public. Inside you will see stalactites, stalagmites and some paintings Tainos. The visit of the Cave of Wonders is accompanied by a tourist guide and takes about 30 to 40 minutes. The visit is easy and convenient to all public. Note that it is forbidden to take pictures to preserve the cave and paintings.
Rate (04/2012) 300 pesos per adult and 50 pesos per child.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm.

Boca de Yuma

Boca de Yuma Dominican Republic Boca de Yuma is a small village between La Romana and Higuey, bordering the Caribbean Sea. Boca de Yuma is a peaceful and quiet, the main activity is fishing, on the Malecon there are many small restaurants offering fresh fish and lobsters.

National Park Del Este

National Park Del Este Dominican Republic East National Park is between Bayahibe and Boca de Yuma is a lush reserve with dozens of species of birds and plants. With 420 km2 is the largest park in the Dominican Republic.

Juan Ponce de Leon Museum

Museum Juan Ponce De Leon The museum Juan Ponce De Leon is located in the small town of San Rafeal de Yuma, a few kilometers before Boca De Yuma. This house castle was the home of Juan Ponce de Leon, a Spanish conquistador, who lived in the Dominican Republic before moving to Puerto Rico. This museum features furniture and objects from this period.
Entrance: 50 pesos (02/2013).
Coming from Bayahibe take the old road that leads to Higuey or take the highway Del Coral until exit Higuey and then take the direction of San Rafael de Yuma.

Excursions Cueva Fun Fun

Fun and adventure in Dominican Republic with Cueva Fun Fun.

Playa Palmilla

Isolated and wild beach accessible only by boat. It is often visited during excursions to the island Saona. It is part of the Eastern National Park and therefore it is protected.

Beaches of the province La Altagracia

The province of La Altagracia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. It is in this province that the resort of Punta Cana Cap Cana is located with dozens of all-inclusive hotels that welcome millions of tourists each year.

Distances from Bayahibe

  • Santo Domingo: 130 kms
  • La Romana: 22 kms
  • Punta Cana: 68 kms
  • Higuey: 40 kms
  • Juan Dolio: 82 kms
  • Santiago: 295 kms
  • Puerto Plata: 351 kms
  • Samana: 259 kms
  • Las Terrenas: 239 kms
  • Sabana de la Mar: 137 kms
  • Miches: 106 kms
  • Barahona: 335 kms
  • Montecristi: 410 kms

Frequently Asked Questions about Bayahibe

  • What are the best excursions to do in Bayahibe?
    The best day trips to Bayahibe are Saona Island and Eastern National Park.

  • Where is Bayahibe?
    Bayahibe is located on the Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic, between Punta Cana and Santo Domingo.

  • What is the nearest airport to Bayahibe?
    The closest airport to Bayahibe is La Romana Airport (LRM), 15 kilometers away.

  • What is the best time to go to Bayahibe?
    The best time to go to Bayahibe is from December to April.

  • What is the best hotel in Bayahibe Dominicus?

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4 opinion :
- le 01/12/2020
Beautiful beach and often quiet. The eastern park is a good walk.
- le 22/01/2017
I went several times to Bayahibe and Dominicus. Both are nice.
- le 20/04/2015
Recuerdos estupendos.
- le 10/02/2015
I liked it, a small village very nice.

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