Flamingo Island

Explore another treasure of the Jaragua National Park: Oviedo Lagoon!

Among all the attractions of the country, Oviedo Lagoon is the best place to watch the most beautiful aquatic birds of the Dominican Republic.

This laguna is formed with more than 24 small islands, homes for herons, sterns, golden spoonbills, frigate birds, white egrets, pelicans and of course pink flamingos.

With 24 wild and small islands, Oviedo Lagoon is the best place to watch the most beautiful water birds in the Dominican Republic.
Besides from seeing many herons, frigate birds, pelicans, and beautiful pink flamencos, you could observe the Rhinoceros Iguanas, in their natural habitat.

Tour description

Drive along the scenic coastal road via “San Rafael”, “Paraiso” and “Los Patos”. A bit further in direction south you will reach the “Oviedo Lagoon”. Only a small strip of land separates the lagoon from the ocean. After a short walk along the lagoon, a boat ride will show you the beauty of the nature from another point of view. The Oviedo Lagoon consists of 22 islands of different sizes and vegetation. On a stop of one of the islands you have the chance of seeing iguanas in nature. The hike then will take you across the small island through a bleak landscape where cactuses dominate the scenery. Enjoy a perfect view over the lagoon, the Jaragua national park, the Caribbean Sea and the mountains of Bahoruco from a scenic outpost. Head back to Barahona, but stop first in Los Patos to take a refreshing dip in the river. 

  • Bird watching and observing many water birds
  • Boat trip inside a unique ecosystem
  • Walk on the islands
  • Lunch with the iguanas
  • Meet the rangers

08:00 – Start from your hotel
09:00 – Visit of the Oviedo Lagoon and bird watching
12:00 – Lunch at the Iguana’s island
14:00 – Walk and meet with the Rangers
15:30 – Stop to Los Patos
17:00 – Back to the hotel

Laguna Oviedo
Laguna Oviedo Birds
Laguna Oviedo Island
Laguna Oviedo Flamingos



  • Pickup/Transportation from your hotel (area of Barahona/Paraiso/Los Patos)
  • Local English, French or Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Full typical lunch and drinks (water, juices and sodas)
  • National Park of Jaragua entrance fees
  • Boat trip

Guaranteed departure from 2 persons, every Tuesday & Saturday

USD 105


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