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El Macao


About El Macao

The eastern part of the Dominican Republic is world famous for the uninterrupted 32 miles of white, fine sand wonderful beaches and crystal clear water that have recently become a popular tourist destination. El Macao is a typical fishing village packed with lovely huts located on one of the best playas you can possibly find in this area of the Caribbean sea, declared such by UNESCO: Macao beach. Its sand is soft and amazingly white and the shore is surrounded by all kinds of palm trees. The colour of the sea is definitely something to see, changing to all shades of blue according to the time ofday.

Visitors will find plenty of activities to do while in Macao: the high waves and sometimes strong winds make it perfect for surfing, and this is why they organize several international surfing competitions right here. Also it’s possible to go on walking excursions or boat trips to see the shore from the sea and dive in the wonderful water or do some deep sea fishing. Local diving schools are a good option if you want to go explore the depths around a shipwreck not far from the shore, or you can dive from the high cliffs that enclose the beach. And if you’ve already gone snorkelling, kite-boarding, windsurfing and kayaking and you are too tired to play volleyball then just lie on the sand and get a nice tan!



Attractions to see in El Macao



- Cabeza de Toro

A fully equipped beach: definitely not a wildlife experience, rather a nice way of enjoying beach life with all the best activities you may wish.


Laguna Redonda and Laguna del Limón Natural reserve

This beautiful reserve was created with the purpose of saving the plant and animal species typical of the country. The area has in store two wonderful lagoons that give shelter and home to reptiles, amphibians, water and underwater plants.



El Macao travel tips


Piscina Natural

Find the time to visit the Natural Pool. A huge area with very shallow water, at some spots only knee high, filled with hundreds of star fish, different sizes and colours .Favourite place to go, relax on the boat or in beautifully clear blue water, looking at the surprising high amount of huge star fish, sipping Santo Libre or Cuba Libre.


Western Cordillera

also known as Sierra del Seibo, this area hosts a great number of natural caves, so if you’re up for a nice excursion just go and explore! Here’s a small tip: whether you go on your own or with a guide, bring your sun cream!

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