Bayahibe and Parque Nacional del Este
A must for nature-lovers and those interested in Hispaniola's pre-Columbian heritage.
Nature and prehistory on the southeast coast.
An enormous nature reserve on the DR's southeast coast, the Parque Nacional del Este combines wild beauty and important archaeological sites; amid its "dry forest" landscape you can visit the Cueva del Puente, a gigantic cavern that includes fascinating prehistoric Taíno pictographs. Don't miss the coast itself, of course, and afterward explore the Padre Nuestro trail to visit various caves with examples of prehistoric art.