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National Aquarium

Aquarium © Jen Gallardo
Aquarium © Jen Gallardo

About a mile east of the Columbus Lighthouse monument, is sited one of the better aquariums in the Caribbean. The aquarium contains a variety of marine life, from angelfish to sharks, but its star resident is 'Tamaury', a manatee rescued as a baby off the coast of Barahona. The aquarium is equipped with a clear glass sea-tunnel that makes viewing the enclosed sea life an awesome experience.

The open, airy National Aquarium is located just a short drive out of the city and offers visitors a glimpse of the Caribbean's diverse, colourful sea life. The complex boasts more than 3,000 marine inhabitants and guided tours are available for visitors pleasure.

Address: Av. España 75, Sans Soucí

Website: www.acuarionacional.gob.do