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Top Choice Seafood in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Las Palmas

This made-to-order fresh-lobster madhouse offers a meal to remember for crustacean lovers. Call ahead and make a reservation so they know to send a fisherman out to catch the right amount of lobsters, which will the…
Top Choice Italian in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Da Elio

Crowds are coming in droves since a new Lombardian family took over this cozy Italian staple at Cabaña Elke. From the food (excellent Sicilian caponata, perfect grilled fish – the pizza looks great, too!) to the ser…
Top Choice Bar in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Lost Bar

One of the best bars in the DR sits tucked away in a residential neighborhood less than five minutes' walk from the water. It's a favourite of local expats, who thought tourists would never find it. Think again! A h…
Top Choice Cafe in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Saona Cafe

The French-Canadian owners of this excellent Bayahibe focal point surely scoured the coast to see what everyone else wasn't serving, then put it on their menu – bagels, French toast, excellent fries, fried chicken b…
Nature Reserve in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Isla Saona

There’s a reason why boatloads of tourists descend upon this island daily. The powdery, white-sand beach doesn’t seem real from afar, and a dip in the aquamarine surf is a gentle restorative, like the waters of the …
Nature Reserve in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Parque Nacional Cotubanamá

More than simply Isla Saona, which is all that most people see on a group tour, the Parque Nacional Cotubanamá (formerly known as Parque Nacional del Este) includes eight emerged reef terraces, 400 or so caverns, so…
Italian in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Mama Mia

It’s very hard to eat this well for these prices in the DR, but this spaghetteria specializes in classic pasta recipes such as all’amatriciana (tomato sauce, bacon and chili – our fave), carbonara, all’arrabiata and…
Italian in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Mare Nuestro

Freezing red wine aside, this is the classiest restaurant in Bayahibe, a breezy, 2nd-story-patio affair overlooking beautiful views of the turquoise sea day and night. Lanterns and tablecloths add a romantic ambienc…
Cave in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Padre Nuestro

Located deep inside Parque Nacional Cotubanamá, Padre Nuestro is a weaving 290m tunnel flooded with freshwater that can be dived by those with cave certification and swum by the rest of us. It's not for the faint of…
Cave in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Cueva del Puente

Parque Nacional Cotubanamá has more than 400 caves, many of which contain Taíno pictographs (cave paintings) and petroglyphs (rock carvings). Archaeologists have found several structures and artifacts in and around …