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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

The basics

While the town of Bayahibe is fun to explore and walk around, the real draw is its gorgeous coastline. The beach borders clear turquoise water, whose clarity makes an excellent spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. If you can tear yourself away from the sand, explore the area on horseback or by bike. Bayahibe is also a gateway to the island of Saona, located 45 minutes away by boat.

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Bayahibe E-Bike Tour
Bayahibe E-Bike Tour
HK$603.44 per adult
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E-bike Bayahibe!
I wasn't sure what to expect, but this will be one of the highlights of our trip! Our guides were knowledgeable and professional. The best parts were climbing down into the cave, and seeing a glimpse of Dominican Republic outside of the resort. Mucho Gracias!
Lori_S, Jul 2022

Things to know before you go

  • Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit, beach towel, and reef-safe sunscreen for your trip to Bayahibe.
  • Most businesses in Bayahibe do not accept credit cards. You can pull out cash from the ATMs at the town’s bank near Hotel Villa Iguana.
  • The town makes an excellent base for exploring National Park of the East (Parque Nacional del Este).
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How to get there

Bayahibe is 43 miles (70 kilometers) from Punta Cana and 89 miles (143 kilometers) from Santo Domingo. The town is difficult to reach via public transport so the best option is to drive or book a guided tour. The nearest airport is in La Romana, about 10 miles (15 kilometers) to the east.

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When to get there

Conditions in Bayahibe tend to be sunny, hot, and humid most of the year, with only the occasional bout of rain. Plan to arrive in the morning to stake out the best place in the sand. After the sun goes down, a series of beach bars create a lively night time atmosphere.

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Beaches of Bayahibe

The village of Bayahibe enjoys easy access to four different beaches. The main public beach is lined with a few restaurants and shops, and tends to get lively on weekends. The smaller Magallanes Beach doesn’t look like much, but it’s actually one of the best snorkeling spots in the region, and has excellent visibility. Dominicus Public Beach (Playa Publica Dominicus), a bit further away, attracts more tourists, while the private Anani Beach requires an entrance fee but provides amenities such as a bar, restaurant, beach beds, and Wi-Fi.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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