A day like today, December 5, 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered Las Americas

The arrival of Christopher Columbus to Isla Saona was on September 14, 1494, on his second trip, and he called it “Bella Savonesa”, in honor of the savona Michele da Cuneo, the first to realize that it was an island different from the so-called “La Española”, the current Dominican Republic. The natives, who had always called her Adamanay, found it difficult to pronounce the new name, so it ended up being called Isla Saona.

Palmchat bird, the National bird of Dominican Republic, on Saona Island

Closely associated with the palm trees coating the beaches of Saona Island in the Dominican Republic, there are the Palmchat, the Cigua Palmera in Spanish, is the national bird of Dominican Republic, and its scientific name is Dulus Dominicus.

Where to stay in Bayahibe – Dominicus? Best hotels on Tripadvisor

Bayahibe is a less touristy area than Punta Cana, that is, more authentic. It is more possible for you to see more closely the local way of life. In addition, it is a destination full of nature and surrounded by beaches. It is a small fishing village located between Punta Cana and the capital of…