Discover the Isla Cabritos National Park in the Independencia region!
This park hosts the Lake Enriquillo, the largest in the Caribbean with an area of 200km². The lake is 30 meters below sea level and its waters are 3 time more salty than the sea.
In the center of the lake, you will step on the Cabritos Island, last refuge of the famous native cacique Enriquillo, with its typical fauna of iguanas, scorpions, crocodiles and birds (60 different species including red flamingos, egrets and herons).
The rainfall precipitation of this region is the lowest in the country, making it the driest place of the Caribbean.
Thus the vegetation is mainly made of cactus (50 species, most of them endemic).
This lake is the world largest American crocodiles reserve. Nearly 400 crocodiles lay their eggs there and spend their days around that part of the lake where a cold river meets the salty lake.
You will also have the chance to swim - not with the crocodiles - but in one of the natural sulfurated water pools (often used in the field of cosmetology for skin care).
In the afternoon, hike to the Taíno cave "Las Caritas" with its petroglyphs and enjoy an amazing panoramic view over the lake and the mountains of Bahoruco.
The Lake Enriquillo is subject to climatic and environmental changes, especially rising water levels.
(minimum 2 persons)
- Transportation from your hotel (area of Barahona/Paraiso)
- Private guide
- Typical lunch and drinks (water and sodas)
- National Park of Isla Cabritos entrance fees
- Visit of Taino cave "Las Caritas"
- Natural Spa (balneario)
For special group rates (starting with 5 persons), please contact us.
For more informations and a detailed description of this unforgettable day-tour, please consult our brochure .