Designated and managed as the national parks system are: urban parks and recreational areas, natural habitats and zoological - botanical reserves where the country's flora and fauna are protected. The Ministry of the Environment is the institution in charge of the development, administration, organization, and maintenance of all natural and recreational areas. Its principal objective is to conserve the natural resources as well as ecological patrimony for the perennial enjoyment of present and future generations.
"Parque Nacional Del Este": in the south-east of the island between La Romana and the mouth of the Yuma river. Part of this National Park is the wonderful caribbean island Isla Saona. In the park live 110 different birds and dolphins.
Parque Nacional "El Choco" und "Las cuevas de Cabarete" - the caves of Cabarete. Only one mile from the windsurfer's paradise Cabarete. One can swim in the caves. You can go to El Choco with horses. You will find orchids in the park.