Ecotourism in Barahona

Birdwatching in the Dominican Republic
October 31, 2019

Get ready to be blown away by the breathtaking landscapes, fantastic biodiversity, and undisturbed paradise – these are the common reasons why tourists prefer an exotic and adventurous vacation rather than 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 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 and resting as 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 of this region. With 8-km long of diamond-white sand and boasting crystal clear turquoise waters, it is recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. Indeed, an isolated and unshaded piece of paradise to human construction.

While in Barahona, 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 also a chance to swim in one of the natural sulfurated water pools while you refresh your mind after a lively. experience.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 Larimar Mine called “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 cloud forest and the spectacular view of the Cachote valley. Hit the trail to observe several tropical flowers and excellent bird-watching opportunities while passing over the mountains and visit neighboring villages and coffee plantations.

Traverse the Cacao Trail and try a chocolatey and sweet experience through cacao, citrus, and tropical fruit plantations. In the village of Paraiso, where everything is organically grown, you can also 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.

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