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Catalina Island
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Catalina Island

Catalina Island is a small island located off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. It is part of the province of La Altagracia and is situated between the towns of Bayahibe and La Romana. The island is approximately 7km long and 2km wide and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The beaches are lined with coconut palms and white sand, making it a popular destination for tourists.

The island has a long history, dating back to the pre-Columbian era when it was inhabited by the Taino Indians. Later, it was colonized by the Spanish, who built a fort on the island to protect their shipping routes. During the Haitian Revolution, Catalina Island served as a base for the French forces. In the 19th century, the island was used as a hideout by pirates and smugglers.

Today, Catalina Island is a popular destination for tourists due to its stunning beaches and its rich history. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking. The island also has a number of restaurants and bars, as well as accommodations ranging from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hotels.

In addition to its beautiful beaches and historical sites, Catalina Island is also home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, iguanas, and sea turtles. The island is a popular spot for birdwatchers and nature lovers, who can explore the lush vegetation and observe the native species.

Catalina Island is a beautiful destination that offers visitors a unique combination of natural beauty, historical sites, and fun activities. With its stunning beaches, rich history, and abundant wildlife, it is no wonder why it is a popular destination for tourists.

Excursion tips for a day in Catalina Island

As a tourist in Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Take a boat tour around the island and explore the beautiful coastline.
2. Enjoy some of the island's best beaches, such as Playa Grande and Playa Diamante.
3. Go snorkeling and explore the vibrant coral reefs and colorful marine life.
4. Visit the nearby town of La Caleta and explore its unique shops and restaurants.
5. Take a hike and explore the island's lush rainforest.
6. Go fishing and catch some of the island's most popular species.
7. Enjoy some of the island's delicious local cuisine.
8. Relax and unwind on one of the island's many beachside bars.
9. Take a scuba diving tour and explore the depths of the Caribbean Sea.
10. Visit the nearby town of Las Galeras and explore its unique colonial architecture.

Experience Catalina Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Catalina Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Catalina Island

The climate in Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from an average high of 88°F (31°C) in the summer months to an average low of 68°F (20°C) in the winter months. The island experiences the most rainfall during the spring and summer months, while the winter months tend to be the driest. During the fall, temperatures remain warm and the humidity is lower than in the summer. On the whole, Catalina Island enjoys a warm and pleasant climate throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Catalina Island

Our weather forecast for Catalina Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: 28.0 °C
min: 20 °C
22.7 m/s
27.4 m/s
7.2 %
22.3 m
77.7 %
1,016 hPa
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: 28.1 °C
min: 25.9 °C
25.9 m/s
31.7 m/s
1.1 %
23.2 m
80.7 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: 27.7 °C
min: 25.9 °C
19.8 m/s
24.1 m/s
3.7 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: 29.1 °C
min: 25.1 °C
28.4 m/s
34.2 m/s
3.7 %
24.1 m
77.0 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: 28.5 °C
min: 25.3 °C
27.7 m/s
37.1 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
73.4 %
1,016 hPa
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: 28.4 °C
min: 26 °C
29.5 m/s
38.5 m/s
1.0 %
24.1 m
77.4 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: 27.9 °C
min: 26.1 °C
33.1 m/s
41.4 m/s
2.9 %
24.1 m
72.9 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: 28.6 °C
min: 26.3 °C
20.9 m/s
24.8 m/s
1.4 %
24.1 m
79.9 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: 28.9 °C
min: 26.1 °C
33.1 m/s
43.2 m/s
3.3 %
23.3 m
81.8 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 28.4 °C
min: 26.2 °C
38.2 m/s
49.3 m/s
4.9 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 28.1 °C
min: 25.8 °C
34.7 m/s
46.3 m/s
2.4 %
24.1 m
70.8 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 26.4 °C
min: 25.1 °C
37.1 m/s
46.8 m/s
30.4 %
23.8 m
76.3 %
1,012 hPa
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 27.4 °C
min: 25 °C
36.0 m/s
42.5 m/s
17.2 %
23.8 m
73.5 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 17th 2023 Dec. 17th 2023 max: 27.3 °C
min: 24.9 °C
33.1 m/s
41.2 m/s
31.7 %
23.7 m
74.7 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 18th 2023 Dec. 18th 2023 max: 27.2 °C
min: 25.2 °C
31.3 m/s
38.9 m/s
2.2 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Catalina Island

Would you like to travel to Catalina Island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Catalina Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Catalina Island, Dominican Republic
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 24th 2023 Sunday, 24th of Dec. 2023 Norwegian Sky 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 28th 2023 Thursday, 28th of Dec. 2023 Costa Pacifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2024 Saturday, 13th of Jan. 2024 Costa Pacifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jan. 2024 AIDAdiva 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jan. 2024 Costa Pacifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Feb. 2024 Costa Pacifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Feb. 2024 Costa Pacifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Mar. 2024 Costa Pacifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 9th 2024 Tuesday, 9th of Apr. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Gem 07:30 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Jewel 11:00 am 06:30 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Jewel 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 6th 2025 Monday, 6th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Pearl 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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