Tourism April 9, 2019 | 10:48 am

Environment to improve most popular national park

Mano Juan

Bayahibe, Dominican Republic.- During an extensive tour of Cotubanamá National Park (east), Environment minister Ángel Estévez announced stricter surveillance, improvements to the ranger stations, and better service for visitors.

He also toured Bayahibe and Isla Saona, where tour operators ferry over 1,000 visitors to that island daily, to ensure their activities comply with the efforts to protect the environment.

Accompanied by several officials, Estévez visited the village Mano Juan, where Environment installed solar panels to generate electricity.

Most popular park

Cotubanamá, named after a rebel Taino chieftain, is the most popular national park, thanks to its immense caverns and other attractions for adventurers.

It has more than 500 species of flora, 300 types of birds, includes vast stretches of white sand beaches and the islet Catalinita.

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