If you come to the Dominican Republic on vacation, whether to Punta Cana, Bayahibe, La Romana, Juan Dolio or Boca de Chica, there is an excursion that you can not miss. Catalina Island is a must excursion.
Isla Catalina, also called Isla Ikiita (also called by local indigenous people like Toeya) is an island in the Caribbean Sea just a few kilometers southeast of Isla La Española south of the province of La Romana. It is a virgin island of fine white sand, surrounded by turquoise waters and full of coconut trees.
The island measures about 9.6 square kilometers and is uninhabited and integrates the trio of adjacent islands in the southeast of the country next to the Saona and the Catalinita.
It has several natural beauties, as its paradisiacal beaches with white sands and in the crystalline waters that surround it live different species of birds and fish.
Besides being a paradisiacal place, perfect to relax under a palm tree while watching the sea, it is one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the country and even in the Caribbean. Famous for its coral reefs, those interested in diving enjoy exciting sessions under the sea, observing the incredible underwater fauna and the remains of the wrecked ship of Captain Kidd, found only two or three meters deep in the vicinity of the island.
In addition to the sunken ship, the reefs form an extraordinary wall of coral that caused innumerable shipwrecks in the area and that, now, is one of the best known destinations for divers who visit the country.
Isla Catalina, is an ideal option for an excursion if you are spending your vacation in Dominican Republic. What do you say, Let’s book your excursion?