Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic

Discover what Hato Mayor has to offer for your holidays, in the east of Dominican Republic.

Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
Hato Mayor
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Explore Hato Mayor and its vicinity during your holidays in Dominican Republic to learn more about its great historic and geological value. The Eastern Range is located to the north of the city and originated from the volcanic eruptions that took place there during Prehistory. It is easy to distinguish the different kinds of volcanic rocks and calcareous sandstone you can find in these area of the Los Haitises National Park.

Tourism in Hato Mayor
Tourism in Hato Mayor
© Turismo RD

Also, you can visit the prairies from San Antonio de Guerra to La Romana, which are trails formed by the action of great glaciers that have left boulders covered now by humus.

Furthermore, it is interesting to take a look into the caves of Fun-Fun, Doña Ana, and Puerta del Cielo, which are frequented by organized trips from all over the country.

For those interested in the local fauna, there is a protected area called Refugio de la Vida Silvestre Manglar de la Jina (Jina Mangle Wildlife Refuge) that is about 53 square kilometers. In the area live many bird species as well as unique mammals such as the solenodon and the hutia. There are also many bats and land lizards.

Not far from here, once a year, you have the chance to see humpback whales gathered during their reproduction period. Around 15000 people depart each year from the port of Sabana de la Mar to witness the breathtaking show, but also to go to Haitises Park, northeast of El Seibo.

The best time to visit Hato Mayor del Rey is during the local festivities in September when popular contests, religious services, talks, shows by folkloric groups, etc take place for the amusement of locals and foreigners alike.

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