Isla Saona

Isla Saona, located in the extreme southeast of the Dominican Republic, is the largst of the islands adjacent to Hispaniola, forming part of the National Park of the East and serving as a sanctuary to a variety of species of migratory birds.

The Island Saona, located to the South of the peninsula, and separated from this for the Channel of Catuano.

The island presents a form lengthened with an extension of 110 km2. The mainland is built by a surface solevantada. It evidences of this several stepped terraces that formed approximately a million years ago for the action of the waves of the Caribbean Sea.

In general the territory is flat, formed by rocks of origin marine, small hole and space of certain organic matter. Some of the holes load water of the precipitation or they contain springs with brackish water.

Rivers streams don't exist, these as consequence of the high porosities of the underground of marine origin. The temperature averages yearly it is of 26.5 C, the precipitation average is of annual 1,300 millimeter. Inside the park they are distinguished three areas of life, the transition forest among both previous.

This sector near bayahibe and the island Saona with its beaches of white sands is the points but frequented by visitors.

The territory that today is National Park of the This was visited by Christopher Columbus During their second trip, after trying to avoid a tempest. It was one of people that accompanied him, the Savones Michelle of Cuneo that I detect the Island Saona. In honor of this Savones he/she was put Saona to the Island on their indigenous behalf it was Adamanay.