Getting around the village of Bayahibe itself is super easy: on foot. No cars needed.

It’s a small place and you’ll want to slowly wander around its colorful streets and alleys, meet locals, take photos and take in the gorgeous bay scenery. Or you could explore by scooter, and rental car.

What’s more, there are a lot of affordable or free things to do. For instance:

  • Taking a photo walk around the characteristic wooden homes of Bayahibe village
  • Visit the Puntilla, where an ancient church sits facing the bay
  • Hike the Parque Nacional of the East, with an easily reached entranced from the village

It’s a safe, tranquilo pueblo that has kept its Dominican character.

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Find plenty more tips on where to stay, best tour operators, and more in Moon Dominican Republic (Moon Travel Guides, 2016 edition).