Catalina Island VIP & Altos de Chavon

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Book this excursion with your villa coordinator or villa manager!

Join us for an unforgettable day in paradise. We depart from Punta Cana in the morning to arrive in La Romana at 9:30 am. Our day begins with a visit to Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 16th Century Mediterranean Village – in the Caribbean!

Altos de Chavón is situated high above the Chavón River where movies like Apocalypse Now and Rambo II and III were filmed. The village was created by the Italian master designer and cinematographer, Roberto Coppa, and is indeed reminiscent of a Hollywood movie set.

Every inch is handcrafted by local artisans and includes art studios, museums, an art gallery, boutiques, restaurants, St. Stanislaus Church, a 5000-seat amphitheater and more.

After our visit, we will board the Mississippi boat to take us on a ride on the Chavón River. Snacks will be available on the boat.

The river cruise is followed by a catamaran cruise to the magnificent Catalina Island – a jewel in the Caribbean Sea. Along the way, we stop at a designated place in the ocean to go swimming and snorkeling.

From there, we continue to Catalina Island to enjoy a few hours on the beach. Catalina is a tropical island located about 1.5 miles from the mainland in the southeast corner of the Dominican Republic. The island is only about 9.6 square kilometers and consists of diverse eco-systems such as sand dunes, mangroves and coral reefs. The island is made of coral stone, and the ocean surrounding it is rich in wildlife – birds and tropical fish. In some places the natural sandbars offshore bring the depth of the ocean to just a few feet.

Christopher Columbus named the island “Santa Catalina” when he first visited it in 1494. Today, it’s cherished among tourists for its fine sand and crystal clear water. The coral reef nearby make this a unique spot for snorkeling and scuba diving.

On Catalina Island you can swim, go for a walk, relax and enjoy the sun. A buffet lunch is served on the island, which includes rice, beans, corn, pasta, mixed salad, bread, grilled chicken, grilled fish, grilled pork chops and mixed fruits. Coffee, rum, beer, soft drinks, red/white wine (1 glass for lunch) and water are included. Grilled lobster is also available at an additional cost of US$ 20 per person (subject to change without notice).

We depart Catalina Island around 3:30 pm and head back to the hotels.

Please note that this is not a private excursion.

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Duration: Full day, approx. 8 hours.

This excursion is available: Wednesday & Saturday.

What is included:

  • Round trip transportation (hotel – excursion point – hotel). Transportation may not be available or may be subject to an additional fee from some hotels.
  • Full day excursion.
  • Open bar on Catalina Island including water, soft drinks, beer, rum and coffee.
  • Buffet lunch on Catalina Island.

What to wear and/or bring:

  • Wear comfortable clothes, bathing suit, beach sandals, sun lotion, sun glasses, a hat, beach towel, camera and money for souvenirs.


  • Children are welcome and must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

Prices – per person:

  • Adults: US$ 149
  • Children 3-12 years old: US$ 75

Prices do not include gratuities.


  • Wire transfer/deposit to Group Palmera Inc.’s bank account with Chase
  • Check sent to Group Palmera Inc. in Atlanta (prior to arrival ONLY)
  • Credit card + 3.6% fee (only embossed cards)
  • PayPal + 3% fee

Change of reservation and/or cancellation:

  • Reservations can be changed or cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the excursion with a full refund.
  • Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of the excursion are not eligible for any refunds, unless a for medical reasons AND a medical certificate is presented.
  • Reservations cancelled by the excursion company e.g. due to weather will be refunded.


  • If you suffer from any medical conditions or disabilities or if you are pregnant, please consult with your villa coordinator or villa manager before booking this excursion.
  • This excursion may not be suitable for pregnant women or small children.
  • Please note that this is not a private excursion.
  • Prices and information are subject to change without prior notice!

Book this excursion with your villa coordinator or villa manager!

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Prices and information are subject to change without prior notice!