Manati Park's a theme park that takes its inspiration from the Dominican Republic's natural and cultural character, which gives its fun and games a bit of an educational slant. The fauna's all over the place in these lushly gardened grounds: You can commune with toucans, macaws, flamingos, and other tropical birds in the aviary, take a dip with dolphins, have a staredown with crocodiles and iguanas, or admire firsthand the agility of lithe squirrel monkeys.
Elsewhere, take a peek into the D.R.'s indigenous roots in Pueblo Taino, or watch some fancy equestrian acrobatics. The little ones especially are going to fall right under Manati Park's spell.
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