The thousands of tourists who visit the natural pool, located on the shores of the Cotubanamá National Park, catalog it as a spectacular place that must be visited on the way to Saona Island and Mano Juan village on the same island. Without a doubt the National Park of the East, a protected natural park, is a must in any trip to the Dominican Republic. Its crystal clear waters, the beauty of pure nature, endless beaches and the natural pool, make this destination a paradise on earth that must be visited at least once in a lifetime.
Leaving the port of Bayahibe, on the way to Saona Island by boat, a stop is made at the natural pool of Palmilla Beach, about 200 or 300 meters from the beach line, with water at the knees or at the waist, Enjoy the perfect scenery and climate. The bathers have to enjoy around 800 meters parallel to the beach, between the white sand and the huge coral terrace that separates the natural pool from the open sea and that makes this geological wonder possible. All the coast to the south, to the Catuano Canal (the narrow arm of the sea that separates the mainland from the La Altagracia province of Saona Island), is a long shore of clear waters and natural pools to be discovered.
Due to its impressive beauty, Palmilla is one of the options that make the former Parque Nacional del Este the most visited protected area in the Dominican Republic, with more than 600,000 visitors in 2015.