Ecotourism in Barahona

Birdwatching in the Dominican Republic
October 31, 2019

Ecotourism in Barahona

Get ready to be blown away by the breathtaking views, pristine landscapes, fantastic biodiversity, and undisturbed paradise – these are the common reasons why tourists want an exotic, yet fun and adventurous vacation rather than those popular and chock-full destinations. A place in the south of the Dominican Republic encapsulates the Caribbean’s haven for charming and venturesome ecotourism destinations, the city of Barahona, also known as Santa Cruz de Barahona.

If you are a lover of wild birds, then Laguna Oviedo is a delight. It is a prime bird-watching area in Barahona, and resting to it is the largest salt-water lagoon in the Dominican Republic. It is inhabited by a large number of aquatic birds, crabs, iguanas, herons, flamingoes, seagulls, and some endemic and endangered species such as rhinoceros iguana and Ricord’s iguana.

With the literal translation of ‘Eagles Bay,’ Bahia de las Aguilas is another top attraction in Barahona and is an 8-km long beach along the southwestern coast.” It is recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic that show off diamond-white sand and boasting crystal clear turquoise waters. Indeed, an isolated island and unshaded piece of paradise to human construction.

While in the Dominican Republic, you don’t want to miss the experience in Lake Enriquillo’s exciting and intriguing wilderness that sits in a rift valley and is home to the largest population of American crocodiles! Here is a chance to swim in one of the natural sulfurated water pools while you refresh your mind after a lively experience.

A mystic and majestic experience with its most beloved treasure in the heart of Bahoruco’s mountains is the Larimar semi-precious turquoise-colored stone inside the Mina de Larimar or popularly known as “Los Chupaderos.” Go treasure hunting and discover the hard work of the miners inside the tunnels while learning the extraction process and have a chance to make your own jewel.

On the eastern part of the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park is the Dominican Republic’s astonishing and stunning cloud forest for a spectacular view of the valley in Cachote. Hit the trail to observe several tropical florae and excellent bird-watching opportunities while passing over the mountains and visit neighboring villages and coffee plantations.

Traverse the Cacao Trail. It is worth trying a chocolatey and sweet trail experience in these agriculturally productive cacao plantations and other citrus and tropical fruits, and the village of Paraiso, where everything is organically grown, you can learn about the history of chocolate.

Lastly, immerse yourself in going on a breathtaking and thrilling expedition from the village of Ojeda up to the mountains of Paraiso. An eye-catching beauty of nature will offer you an ethereal atmosphere and brings you closer as well to the vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic.

The city of Barahona is ideally located within an array of biodiverse parks, lakes, rivers, mountains, and beaches. It is one of the most important cities on the island, with a very active seaport and also the center of sugar production. The main entry to this island is through its seaport.

Can’t wait to start planning your next trip? Check out our fantastic tour package at EcotourBarahona for more details!