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Boca De Yuma

Boca de Yuma Village

Introduction: Boca de Yuma is in the province of La Altagracia in, near Punta Cana and Higüey. It is situated west of the mouth of the River (Rio) Yuma, which is near the Caribbean sea. The village itself is very peaceful and pleasant with a nice climate. It is near one of the countries largest national parks with an area of 310 kilometres squared and the bay of Boca de Yuma is used for fishing and also boat trips to near by beaches and tourist sports. Although, these can be walked to as well.

A boat trip anyone? Boats used on a daily basis for tourism

How to get there: from Santo Domingo, it is about 170km and if you are in Higüey or Punta Cana, it is less than an hours drive. My best guest would be to go by public transport in case you do not have a car as this place is a bit out of the way, and I can imagine that there is not a fresh supply of public transport on the go all day long as mentioned about, it is a quite peaceful province, but public transport is your best best. From Higüey and La Romana, you should be able to take a bus which would go straight there, while picking up and dropping passengers off. This part is great, because you get to see what is about.

What to do there: there are many different restaurants to visit and with it being a fishing village, the seafood is as fresh as it comes. Between lobster, crab and other seafood, you literally choose which one you want to eat and at a decent price compared to Punta Cana or other areas in the Dominican Republic.

Where the river meets the Caribbean sea

The views are spectacular. From the trail that leads you to the tip of the island where you feel like you are in the middle of the ocean. To the area where seamen fish for fresh catch. It’s just perfect for those that are not into the hustle and bustle of Punta Cana, which is where the average tourist goes. You can also purchase handmade arts and crafts from the local friendly people who do not hound you to buy things.

Here you can see a trail on the left, which you can walk or go by boat to Playa Grande

There is a series of caves around the town where, as legend goes, pirate vessel of pirate Cofresí, who was executed in Puerto Rico in 1826, used to seek shelter. You can also visit Cueva de Bernard, which features incredible stalactites and stalagmites. This is a perfect place to go on boat trips to some of the small and isolated beaches.

It has a gorgeous coastline. You can even see Saona Island from here