Situated a very short distance from the eastern region city of La Romana – 1.5 hours east of Santo Domingo and 30 minutes west of Punta Cana – the Butterfly Park is found along the banks of the Chavon River. This beautiful area was used for location scenes in the movies “Apocalypse Now” and “Rambo II.” Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, the Butterfly Park is the largest in the Caribbean.
A few steps from the region’s main highway tour members will board a wooden barge will transport the tour members to the town known as “Gato.” The crossing is done with the sounds of typical merengue music, the national rhythm of the Dominican Republic. Once across, guests are transported to Caribbean VIP Tours, a very special place because it is home to the largest butterfly park in the country’s eastern region.
During the last two years tourists from Germany, Holland and Italy have participated in special tours that have taken them to areas where they can become familiar with the beautiful landscape of the Dominican Republic. The guided tours start off with a walk through a path lined with wild flowers and lush vegetation. Native birds are also a popular sight in these tours. At the butterfly park, tour guides will give guests a full explanation of the cycle of life of a butterfly.
This is truly a magical and unforgettable place to experience, surrounded by hundreds of colorful butterflies that flutter all around.
In the park, it is common to see the impressive black and yellow Tiger Butterfly settle quietly on the shoulder of one of the visitors. During the tour, guides will provide all the information necessary on the importance of these noble insects in the local environment. For more information, please visit: www.tanamabayahibe.com.