Bayahibe, La Romana, Juan Dolio, Boca Chica

Along the south east coast, lie a succession of seaside resort towns and 2nd homes of the jet set. Just past Bayahibe on a peninsula jutting south into the Caribbean sea, lies the expansive national park of the east, which also encompasses the island of Saona. Known for its maze of forests, caves, cliffs and varied bird species, the national park of the east is also an important archeological site for Taino research. Nearby is the island of Catalina, which has some excellent reefs for snorkelling.