National parks, natural landmarks, nature reserves, and ecological parks are open to visitors Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Armando Bermúdez National Park (Pico Duarte), Montaña La Humeadora (Valle de Dios) and José del Carmen Ramírez (Valle del Tetero) National Park are open to the public to stay overnight by prior reservation, sending a request to visitacionap@ambiente.gob.do 10 days in advance. To visit the protected areas, you must enter with local guides that are certified by the Ministry of the Environment.

Protocols for visiting protected areas:

  • Permanent use of mask.
  • Parents must accompany children under 14 years of age.
  • Continuous hand washing.
  • Overnight stays are not permitted.
  • Bathing in rivers and lagoons is not permitted.
  • Avoid groups larger than 5 people.
  • Social distancing of 1.5 meters (4.92 feet).
  • It is forbidden to use disposable plates, cutlery, and cups.
  • Visitors are responsible for collecting and disposing of their solid waste.
  • No crowds.
  • Buses can only be at 50% capacity.

National parks open to the public:

  • Cotubanamá
  • Jaragua
  • Submarino de La caleta
  • Submarino Monte Cristi
  • Los Haitíses
  • Lago Enriquillo e Islas Cabritos
  • Humedales del Ozama
  • El Morro
  • Estero Balsa
  • Cabo Cabrón
  • Francisco Caamaño Deñó
  • Sierra de Bahoruco
  • Aniana Vargas
  • Montaña La Humeadora (Valle de Dios)
  • Armando Bermúdez (Pico Duarte)
  • José del Carmen Ramírez (Valle del Tetero)

Marine Sanctuaries open to the public:

  • Estero Hondo
  • Bancos de la Plata y la Navidad

Nature Reserves open to the public:

  • Ébano Verde
  • Lomo Quita Espuela

Natural landmarks open to the public:

  • Cueva de los Tres Ojos
  • Cabo Francés Viejo
  • Loma Isabel de Torres
  • Las Dunas de las Calderas
  • Isla Catalina
  • Lagunas Cabarete y Goleta
  • Saltos de la Damajagua
  • Cuevas Las Maravillas
  • Salto del Limón
  • Reserva Anthopológica Cuevas de Borbón o del Pomier
  • Monumento Natural Laguna Gri-Grí
  • Cabo Samaná
  • Pico Diego de Ocampo
  • Salto de Jimenoa
  • Saltos de Jima

Wildlife refuges open to the public:

  • Gran Estero
  • Laguna Mallén
  • Río Higüamo
  • Río Soco
  • Lagunas Redonda y Limón
  • La Gran Laguna or Perucho

Ecological parks open to the public:

  • De las investigaciones
  • Gran Parque de las Américas
  • Laguna Aurelio
  • Laguna Don Gregorio
  • Laguna El Toro
  • Las Caobas
  • Las Malvinas
  • Manantiales del Cachón de la Rubia
  • Mirador del Oeste (Engombe).
  • Los Alcarrizos

 

For more information regarding the COVID-19 protocols in national parks, natural landmarks, nature reserves and ecological parks click HERE