The Uvero Alto community is situated near the world-class beaches of Bavaro, on the country’s eastern region.
The community is easily accessible through the new Punta Cana highway, which connects the country’s easternmost region with the capital city of Santo Domingo and the rest of the Dominican Republic.
The beaches in the region are lined with endless palm trees, fine white sand, and the majestic waters of the Caribbean Sea. The eastern region is also blessed with unique wetlands situated very near the pristine beaches.
By simply following the country’s southeast coastline visitors will pass the “Uvero Alto” community, until reaching the Maimon Wildlife Refuge.
This natural refuge features an underground river, a coastal mangrove forest and pristine wetlands, all surrounded by rice fields and plentiful agricultural farms.
The region’s ecosystem is spectacularly beautiful, highlighted by the mangroves forests and the beauty of a nearby lagoon.
Scenic boat tours are available, where visitors can take in the full beauty of the region’s particular ecosystems.
The lagoon is an important source of livelihood for residents in the area.
The nearby Bavaro beaches are important nesting sites for sea turtles, especially the leatherback turtle.
Pristine mangrove forests exist side by side to the region’s wetlands. All come together and serve as one of the country’s most important natural refuge for local wildlife.
For more information:
Ministry of the Environment
Vice Ministry of Protected Areas