About Catalina Island
Catalina Island is a tropical island located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia and La Romana.
This beautiful island is a very popular destination. There are daily boats traveling to Catalina from Casa de Campo, in La Romana. The Catalina island beach has white fine sand and nice looking crystal clear water. The sea has corals very close to the shore which attract people for spending their leisure time on the sun beds and snorkeling.
It is classified as a national monument with a protected environment and little development, making it a popular spot for diving, fishing and snorkeling.
For beach lovers, the beaches at Catalina are the summary of Caribbean Paradise. With calm turquoise sea as clear as the summer sky and plenty of palm trees for shade.
Scuba diving in Catalina Island, Dominican Republic a perfect escape from this world. On the east side lies “The Wall,” a majestic wall that extends from the island to the Caribbean Sea. Snorkelers are also able to explore the Wall as the top of the reef is just 15 feet. On the west side of the island lies the “The Aquarium.” True to it’s name, diving here can feel like swimming in a real life aquarium with the abundance of tropical fish at an arms distance. Often times, curious stingrays will rise from their sand bed or an elegant eagle ray will swim by delighting divers with it’s graceful movements. With such an exciting variety of underwater activities to try, Catalina Island is a the perfect day trip for family of all ages.