Playa Isla Catalina
is a beach on the west coast of Catalina Island, Dominican Republic
. In fact, there are several equipped beaches, but the best one is in the south end. This is a great place to sunbathe and to swim. But snorkeling is rather mediocre, though many people come here just for it. All cafes are expensive and without healthy food - only chips and so on. You can get here from any popular beach of La Romana. Usually, the boat sails about 30 minutes per way. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. 
There are no hotels on Isla Catalina. You may find many options on the west coast of La Romana, with rooms' fares starting from US$50 per night.
How to get there 
Main airports in Dominican republic: Punta Cana international airport (PUJ)
, Santo Domingo international airport (SDQ)
and Puerto Plata international airport (POP)
It is convenient to use a taxi, which is relatively inexpensive. For example, a trip from south to north of the country can cost $100.
To move between the small towns you may use minibuses (shuttle buses). Locals call them gua-gua
. One ride costs a few dollars. Bus stations are called parada
There is also good bus transport system in the country. We recommend Caribe Tours
companies. Buses are brand new, and travel from one end of the country to another will cost about $10.
Though all prices given above are in U.S. dollars, it is better to have local money (peso
) when traveling around the country.
When to go 
Feel free to relax in Dominicana any time of year. The sea is warmest in summer, but the heat is the most intense as well. And there is also a hurricane season from June to October. On the other side, the winter weather is more comfortable, but seawater at the northern coast is too cold that time.
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