Biosphere Reserve

Explore another treasure of the Jaragua National Park: Laguna de Oviedo!

Among all the attractions of the country, Laguna de Oviedo 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 red flamingos.

After a boat tour, enjoy lunch on one of these islands. The vegetation is arid and mainly composed of cactus. Rhinoceros Iguana lives there – a little bit impressive, but they are completely harmless.

After lunch, we will walk across this deserted island to reach the mirador which offers an amazing panoramic view over the lagoon, the Caribbean Sea and the entire Jaragua National Park, surrounded by the mountain chain of the Sierra de Bahoruco.

Tour description

With 24 wild and small islands, Lagoon of Oviedo 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.

  • 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 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 Fotograf
Laguna Oviedo Flamencos 01
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  • Pickup/Transportation from your hotel (area of Barahona/Paraiso/Los Patos)
  • Private guide
  • Full typical lunch and drinks (water, juices and sodas)
  • National Park of Jaragua entrance fees
  • Boat

Rate for a Seat-in Tour (minimum 2 persons):

US$ 119 pp

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For special groups and family rates as of 5 persons, please contact us.