We took a taxi from Punta Cana as we wanted to stay at this hotel in the National Park and were so glad we did. The main road to Sabana de la Mar was good with little traffic after leaving the area around Punta Cana. We knew that the road to the hotel was unpaved and our taxi driver did very well (not a 4WD) - it was fine but very slow. We stayed for 3 nights to give us plenty of time to enjoy the location, which was about right for us. We had two rooms on almost the top floor/layer - all the rooms are at different levels and the views were wonderful. Our second room was upgraded to a fabulous family room with four double beds and two balconies. The beds were comfortable and we managed to keep them fairly cool with the fans (no air con here!). The food in the restaurant was good and well priced. We took two tours with the hotel guide (Wilfred) who was great - the national park boat trip and the forest walk. We booked them when we arrived and they were much better value than booking from outside the park. It was a 5 minute drive down to the jetty for the boat trip, which was part of the tour, and a lovely ride from there through the mangroves to the bay and the caves. We were able to do the forest walk at 7am before it got too hot. It was fascinating and our teenage children loved seeing all the fruit growing in the rainforest, but there were many mosquitoes, so be prepared! We swam in the pools, which was very refreshing though the pools area was a little untidy.