Of the 539 endemic species of flora registered in the National Park of the East, most are in this exuberant island, having several ecosystems: semi-humid forests, bushes and mangroves, also called salted forests.
In the Catuano channel are four neotropical species of mangrove – black, red, white and button mangle – whose richness is not ignored by the cruises that cover the excursions. The fauna is not far behind, as there are 112 species of birds, 40 of fish, 124 of mollusks, 10 of corals and several of reptiles and mammals. Of particular note are sea turtles – green sea turtle, loggerhead and tinglar -, seagulls, flamingos and green parrots (endangered species), as well as rhinoceros iguanas, manatee and fisherman bats.
With a little luck, during the trip to or from the island, the trip can be accompanied by dolphins and whales.
Of course, no stars, no shells in pockets or bags. The temptation is great, but also must be respect for one of the most important ecological reserves in the Dominican Republic.
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