This is one of the most cave riddled and adventure-packed national parks in the DR counting more than 500 flora species, 300 types of birds, and long stretches of white beaches and islands.
Part of the Cotubanamá National Park, an hour south of Punta Cana in the fishing village of Boca de Yuma, Cueva de Berna ranks among the largest and most important Taino caves in the Dominican Republic for its high number of petroglyphs. Look for Taino faces carved on rocks of various height, some of which can be carefully climbed with a guide. Bats and other small birds are also present in this cave. Multiple operators offer a guided hike of Cueva de Berna from Punta Cana, offering insight into the meaning of this ancient rock art, and combining the trip with a seaside lunch in Boca de Yuma.