Cayo Levantado

Cayo Levantado: Our most recommended tours and activities

Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

1. Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

Travel across stunning tropical waters and enjoy delicious Dominican delicacies on this beautiful tour. Contemplate the historic artworks of the Indigenous Taíno people found in caves located in the beautiful Los Haitises National Park. Begin at Samana port where you will then take a catamaran or boat to pass Samana Bay. Arrive at the Los Haitises National Park, and visit the gorgeous rock islands and learn about about interpretations of Indigenous Taíno paintings at Linea Cave. After departing the ancient cave, take a boat across the beautiful waters to visit a charming beach and the Cueva de la Larena Cave. Finish the tour of the cave with a toast and take the boat back to Cayo Levantado. Once you have returned, enjoy a traditional Dominican buffet and relax at Cayo Levantado Beach.

Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

2. Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to Los Haitises National park, and explore the park's natural beauty. See the park's beautiful scenery, and look for a variety of species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on Cayo Levantado. Slalom by the many islets that form this amazing National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's various bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to see historic caves and spectacular scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch of typical Dominican food.

Punta Cana: Samana Bay Full-Day Experience

3. Punta Cana: Samana Bay Full-Day Experience

Live the experience by sailing the bays of Miches and Samana by boat to reach a tourist destination full of splendor, nature and great tourist attractions which are unique to the region. Get to know Samana on one of the most complete tours offered in the Punta Cana area. Relax to the rhythm of the Dominican Republic on the island of Cayo Levantado or Bacardi, where its white sand will wind you down while you overlook a virgin beach on your approximately 2 hours stopover. Visit the Island of Cayo Levantado for the next 2 hours and enjoy a unique lunch with touches of local Samana cuisine in Carenero. Visit the horse ranch in the middle of the jungle and ride a horse accompanied by a local guide. Continuing on to connect with the natural museum of the Limon Waterfall for the next hour and soak up the environment in the afternoon. Take in the panoramic view of the new tourist destination of Miches and the Bay of Samana. Cruise with a small group through the bay on a comfortable motorized catamaran with some tropical music in the background.

Samana: Cayo Levantado Bacardi Island and Waterfal

4. Samana: Cayo Levantado Bacardi Island and Waterfal

Explore the Samaná Peninsula on a day tour as you discover some of its highlights on a day tour from Punta Cana. Visit the stunning El Límon waterfall, enjoy a typical Dominican lunch, and enjoy a catamaran cruise to the stunning Cayó Levanto. Start with pickup from Punta Cana, Bayahibe, or Bavaro and travel through the Miches area, passing through picturesque towns. Once in the town of La Cañita, take the boat to the Samaná peninsula. Once there, hop onboard a safari truck that takes you deep into the mountain jungle for the horse ride to the El Límon waterfall. Enjoy a refreshing dip in its flowing cascades, surrounded by the lush jungle. Head back to the dock to enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Dominican cuisine. Continue the adventure on a catamaran cruise to Cayó Levanto. Enjoy 90 minutes to relax on its white sand beaches and glimmering turquoise waters. Afterward, return to La Cañita to catch the bus back to your accommodation.

Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

5. Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

On this excursion we go through the bay of Samaná, Departure from our private dock, sail to snorkel point 1 on the sunken ferry (1 hour), navigate to snorkel point 2 Cayo La Farola (1 hour), then let's have lunch at our private restaurant in Cayo Levantado, enjoy free time on the beach, Sail across the bay to return to the dock. On board we have: Snorkel equipment, life vests, open bar of rum, soft drinks, water, coconut, pineapple and Creole coconut bread.

From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

6. From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

Depart from the areas of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Uvero Alto and travel by bus through the wonderful countryside of the Dominican Republic along rural roads. Discover magical locations that perfectly capture the most exquisite flora of the Caribbean. Journey along a new road that connects the area with the Bavarian town of Miches in just 1 hour. Marvel at the colors as you pass the towns of La Colonia and El Cedro en route. Arrive at the ranch in time for a tasty light breakfast snack. Then, go to a private dock to board a speedboat and set sail to look for humpback whales in their natural environment. Visit Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) to experience a tropical paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the magical setting of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Then, continue by boat to the dock where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the village of El Limon. Take a horseback ride to El Limon Waterfall and stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

Samaná: Cayo Levantado Island Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

7. Samaná: Cayo Levantado Island Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

Our day passes are for anyone who wants to spend a day at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. You are free to walk around, swimming, relaxing, chilling, playing volleyball, taking photos, snorkeling, enjoying the beach or just lying in shadow and taking a refreshing beverage (Piña Colada, Coco Loco, Cuba Libre etc.) Bacardi Island Beach Day Trip (Cayo Levantado)! Get your tickets and have lunch on the beach. Daily boat or catamaran transfer to Bacardi Island. Visit Samaná Bay and book this offer today.

From Samana: Los Haitises Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

8. From Samana: Los Haitises Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to the Los Haitises National park. Take in the park's natural beauty on a boat tour and look for a variety of colorful species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on the paradisical Cayo Levantado island. Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the Samaná port and cruise to through the many islets that comprise the Los Haitises National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to walk through historic caves and spectacularly lush scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch full of mouthwatering flavors before returning to your meeting point.

From Punta Cana: Samana Cayo Levantado / Whales

9. From Punta Cana: Samana Cayo Levantado / Whales

Embark on a tour of Samana Island complete with SUV transport and pickup from your hotel. Enjoy an action-packed day as you visit Santa Bárbara de Samaná, Hacienda, the El Limón waterfall, and much more. Start your day between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM with a convenient pickup service from your Punta Cana hotel and head to Samaná. Upon arrival, hop into an SUV that will take you on a panoramic tour of the town of Santa Bárbara de Samaná. Spot the charming colored houses of this town and the tropical landscapes that surround it en route. Continue your journey and travel to hacienda. Walk until you reach the El Limón waterfall. If you prefer, you can also do this journey on horseback. Once there, you can bathe in the pool of turquoise waters that forms under the waterfall. Return from the waterfall and visit the center of Samaná. Recharge your batteries with a delicious buffet lunch that will include fresh fish, beans, rice, and other traditional foods. Get on a catamaran to reach Cayo Levantado. This idyllic setting will be the perfect place to enjoy a piña colada. End your day of adventure and return to the coast on a minibus. Set-off towards Punta Cana and arrive at your hotel between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

10. From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

Benefit from hotel pickup in the areas of Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, and Bayahibe, and then experience the amazing countryside of the Dominican Republic from multiple perspectives. Journey along rural roads and get endless photo opportunities. Start with about an hour's drive along El Seybo Highway from Bavaro to Miches. Head to the dock to board a speedboat to Santa Bárbara de Samaná. On arrival, climb aboard a safari-style truck, and travel to El Limón. Visit an island house and sample native and organic fruits from the plantation. Continue to the majestic El Limón Waterfall with a short ride through the tropical forest by horse. Get a unique view of the crystal clear waters from the mountain before saying farewell to the horses and hiking alongside the river to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall. Replenish with a typical buffet-style meal at Rancho Tipico and enjoy a short rest before going back to the dock in Samaná. Travel to Bacardi Island or Cayo Levantado by speedboat and bathe in the turquoise waters on arrival. Then, board your speedboat for one last trip to Miches, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

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Cayo Levantado: Our most recommended tours and activities

Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

Samaná: Los Haitises National Park & Cayo Levantado Island

Travel across stunning tropical waters and enjoy delicious Dominican delicacies on this beautiful tour. Contemplate the historic artworks of the Indigenous Taíno people found in caves located in the beautiful Los Haitises National Park. Begin at Samana port where you will then take a catamaran or boat to pass Samana Bay. Arrive at the Los Haitises National Park, and visit the gorgeous rock islands and learn about about interpretations of Indigenous Taíno paintings at Linea Cave. After departing the ancient cave, take a boat across the beautiful waters to visit a charming beach and the Cueva de la Larena Cave. Finish the tour of the cave with a toast and take the boat back to Cayo Levantado. Once you have returned, enjoy a traditional Dominican buffet and relax at Cayo Levantado Beach.

Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Los Haitises National Park: Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to Los Haitises National park, and explore the park's natural beauty. See the park's beautiful scenery, and look for a variety of species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on Cayo Levantado. Slalom by the many islets that form this amazing National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's various bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to see historic caves and spectacular scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch of typical Dominican food.

Punta Cana: Samana Bay Full-Day Experience

Punta Cana: Samana Bay Full-Day Experience

Live the experience by sailing the bays of Miches and Samana by boat to reach a tourist destination full of splendor, nature and great tourist attractions which are unique to the region. Get to know Samana on one of the most complete tours offered in the Punta Cana area. Relax to the rhythm of the Dominican Republic on the island of Cayo Levantado or Bacardi, where its white sand will wind you down while you overlook a virgin beach on your approximately 2 hours stopover. Visit the Island of Cayo Levantado for the next 2 hours and enjoy a unique lunch with touches of local Samana cuisine in Carenero. Visit the horse ranch in the middle of the jungle and ride a horse accompanied by a local guide. Continuing on to connect with the natural museum of the Limon Waterfall for the next hour and soak up the environment in the afternoon. Take in the panoramic view of the new tourist destination of Miches and the Bay of Samana. Cruise with a small group through the bay on a comfortable motorized catamaran with some tropical music in the background.

Samana: Cayo Levantado Bacardi Island and Waterfal

Samana: Cayo Levantado Bacardi Island and Waterfal

Explore the Samaná Peninsula on a day tour as you discover some of its highlights on a day tour from Punta Cana. Visit the stunning El Límon waterfall, enjoy a typical Dominican lunch, and enjoy a catamaran cruise to the stunning Cayó Levanto. Start with pickup from Punta Cana, Bayahibe, or Bavaro and travel through the Miches area, passing through picturesque towns. Once in the town of La Cañita, take the boat to the Samaná peninsula. Once there, hop onboard a safari truck that takes you deep into the mountain jungle for the horse ride to the El Límon waterfall. Enjoy a refreshing dip in its flowing cascades, surrounded by the lush jungle. Head back to the dock to enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Dominican cuisine. Continue the adventure on a catamaran cruise to Cayó Levanto. Enjoy 90 minutes to relax on its white sand beaches and glimmering turquoise waters. Afterward, return to La Cañita to catch the bus back to your accommodation.

Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

Samaná: Catamaran Boat Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

On this excursion we go through the bay of Samaná, Departure from our private dock, sail to snorkel point 1 on the sunken ferry (1 hour), navigate to snorkel point 2 Cayo La Farola (1 hour), then let's have lunch at our private restaurant in Cayo Levantado, enjoy free time on the beach, Sail across the bay to return to the dock. On board we have: Snorkel equipment, life vests, open bar of rum, soft drinks, water, coconut, pineapple and Creole coconut bread.

From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

Depart from the areas of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Uvero Alto and travel by bus through the wonderful countryside of the Dominican Republic along rural roads. Discover magical locations that perfectly capture the most exquisite flora of the Caribbean. Journey along a new road that connects the area with the Bavarian town of Miches in just 1 hour. Marvel at the colors as you pass the towns of La Colonia and El Cedro en route. Arrive at the ranch in time for a tasty light breakfast snack. Then, go to a private dock to board a speedboat and set sail to look for humpback whales in their natural environment. Visit Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) to experience a tropical paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the magical setting of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Then, continue by boat to the dock where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the village of El Limon. Take a horseback ride to El Limon Waterfall and stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

Samaná: Cayo Levantado Island Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

Samaná: Cayo Levantado Island Boat Trip with Buffet Lunch

Our day passes are for anyone who wants to spend a day at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. You are free to walk around, swimming, relaxing, chilling, playing volleyball, taking photos, snorkeling, enjoying the beach or just lying in shadow and taking a refreshing beverage (Piña Colada, Coco Loco, Cuba Libre etc.) Bacardi Island Beach Day Trip (Cayo Levantado)! Get your tickets and have lunch on the beach. Daily boat or catamaran transfer to Bacardi Island. Visit Samaná Bay and book this offer today.

From Samana: Los Haitises Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

From Samana: Los Haitises Boat and Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip from Samaná to the Los Haitises National park. Take in the park's natural beauty on a boat tour and look for a variety of colorful species while you explore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch buffet on the paradisical Cayo Levantado island. Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the Samaná port and cruise to through the many islets that comprise the Los Haitises National Park. See the park's natural attractions, like the mangroves, and some of the park's bird species like pelicans, herons, and the Ridgway's hawk. Take the time to walk through historic caves and spectacularly lush scenery. Marvel at the caves, which have some of the highest numbers of indigenous petroglyphs and pictographs in the country. Travel to Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island, and enjoy the picturesque destination's warm beaches, and a buffet lunch full of mouthwatering flavors before returning to your meeting point.

From Punta Cana: Samana Cayo Levantado / Whales

From Punta Cana: Samana Cayo Levantado / Whales

Embark on a tour of Samana Island complete with SUV transport and pickup from your hotel. Enjoy an action-packed day as you visit Santa Bárbara de Samaná, Hacienda, the El Limón waterfall, and much more. Start your day between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM with a convenient pickup service from your Punta Cana hotel and head to Samaná. Upon arrival, hop into an SUV that will take you on a panoramic tour of the town of Santa Bárbara de Samaná. Spot the charming colored houses of this town and the tropical landscapes that surround it en route. Continue your journey and travel to hacienda. Walk until you reach the El Limón waterfall. If you prefer, you can also do this journey on horseback. Once there, you can bathe in the pool of turquoise waters that forms under the waterfall. Return from the waterfall and visit the center of Samaná. Recharge your batteries with a delicious buffet lunch that will include fresh fish, beans, rice, and other traditional foods. Get on a catamaran to reach Cayo Levantado. This idyllic setting will be the perfect place to enjoy a piña colada. End your day of adventure and return to the coast on a minibus. Set-off towards Punta Cana and arrive at your hotel between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

Benefit from hotel pickup in the areas of Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, and Bayahibe, and then experience the amazing countryside of the Dominican Republic from multiple perspectives. Journey along rural roads and get endless photo opportunities. Start with about an hour's drive along El Seybo Highway from Bavaro to Miches. Head to the dock to board a speedboat to Santa Bárbara de Samaná. On arrival, climb aboard a safari-style truck, and travel to El Limón. Visit an island house and sample native and organic fruits from the plantation. Continue to the majestic El Limón Waterfall with a short ride through the tropical forest by horse. Get a unique view of the crystal clear waters from the mountain before saying farewell to the horses and hiking alongside the river to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall. Replenish with a typical buffet-style meal at Rancho Tipico and enjoy a short rest before going back to the dock in Samaná. Travel to Bacardi Island or Cayo Levantado by speedboat and bathe in the turquoise waters on arrival. Then, board your speedboat for one last trip to Miches, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cayo Levantado

Overall rating

4.2
(166 reviews)

First off, the day is extremely long, you will be past exhaustion by the time you get back, but in my opinion, it’s worth it. Transportation round trip is included, which for us, was a 40 minute car ride. “breakfast” they give is a sandwhich with half a piece of cheese and half a piece of bologna so eat before! The boat ride, at least on the day that we went, was very very very rocky.prepare if you get seasick.The tour guide does not talk the entire trip so it’s not educational in that way. It was the end of whale season, so it took a while to see any whales, but the guides do a great job chasing them. We were 50 feet away from them breaching and it was the coolest experience of my life.Then we stopped at Cayo Levantado, which is okay,you only get an hour to stay there, which in my opinion is enough. The horseback riding is cool, but the horses look like they work way too hard. It is very steep and muddy, you will get dirty. It is almost scary. The waterfall is stunning. Great value!!

This tour was perfect for our group of 4 on spring break. We were picked up at our airport and taken whale watching with a tour and lunch at an island with the most gorgeous view and clear water. Then we were taken to the El Limon waterfalls which are a must-visit. The overall experience with Ricardo and our driver Caesar was very smooth and easy. They were both easy to reach and communicate with and answered any questions we had. Caesar was an amazing driver and guide, he was sweet, great at conversation, and helpful. We enjoyed our trip so much that we booked another one with the company the next day! 10/10 recommend this company if you're visiting DR and want a smooth, safe, and fun experience

We liked the excursion and the guide's explanations, and the food was delicious. For the price it could include a pina colada or beer. We would improve: more time in Cayo Levantado, since it is not 7 hours considering that the excursion begins almost an hour later. And the fact that the guide speaks 4 languages all the time, taking into account that there were 2 Germans or 2 Frenchmen, Spanish and English would have been enough

We had a very good day. The Haitians are nothing out of this world but the scenery from the boat was very beautiful. The island of Cayo Levantado is wonderful, we ate there and they gave us free time to be on the beach. We were also able to see dolphins and whales along the way. The boat moves and splashes a lot, it is advisable to wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

Great activity that mixes discovery of nature and relaxing on the island. Hearty and very good meal. Great time had, I recommend!