Apr 20, 2012

Love me some Bayahibe part II: excursion!

For anyone in the Dominican Republic or visiting and have the opportunity to visit Bayahibe for an excursion to Isla Saona - DO IT!  IT is WORTH the cost!  It does not disappoint!

This rocky cliff, called El Pinon, marks the beginning of the national park.


As we entered the national park, we went over a starfish colony!  They were everywhere - and HUGE!  Later in the excursion we re-visited the colony and got to take pictures with them!  You'll see . . .

AND . . . we saw two different kinds of rays . . .

Spotted Eagle Ray

Brown Ray inside the mangrove forest

A sea turtle - but I couldn't get a good photo of him because he was way too fast!

This is the entrance to the mangrove forest.  It was like a doorway to a mangrove maze.



It was truly mesmerizing.


And. So. Peaceful.


And FUN!


And while I don't want to drag the Bayahibe post out toooo much, there is still so much to show you.  Stay tuned for an island of conch shells, ginormous starfish, lobster and other fun stuff.

2 comments :

  1. Drag it out as long as you like. I am soaking it all in and loving it!

    Beautiful pictures! So glad you had fun!

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  2. Yes, we are all living vicariously through the pictures so drag on! -Jennifer S.

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