Southwest Dominican Republic

Things to do in Pedernales
October 31, 2019

Enthusiastic nature travelers always seek a lot of good places to discover, such as visiting unique, pristine, and undisturbed areas. The Dominican Republic southern coast region is the pinnacle of an extraordinary, isolated, and full blast nature getaway.

Heading South from Barahona City, you get to visit a small town called Los Patos. Let the locals introduce you their unique paradise that invites tourists to discover virgin beaches, rivers, and green mountains. Here, you can take advantage of this popular spot for water sports activities like surfing, windsurfing, and kayaking.

The Jaragua National Park, is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and one of the most significant parks in the Dominican Republic.
It provides an excellent representation of West Indies arid and coastal marine biodiversity.

Laguna de Oviedo is a sweet-salty water lagoon, which is separated from the sea only by a narrow strip of land. Here lies a dry, almost desert-like vegetation that is inhabited by different large birds, such as herons, spoonbills, and ducks. It also has a total of 22 islands with very different sizes.

Bahía de las Águilas, also known as Bays of Eagle, could be the perfect spot for you. For it lives up the reputation as the best beach in the Dominican Republic – known for its long stretch white sands, clear turquoise water, palm-fringed beaches with abundant marine life and excellent whale-watching opportunities form December to March.

Truly a nature lovers’ wonderland, Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, is home to an impressive range of forests, as well as a limestone subterrain. The greatest number of flora and fauna make their home here, including at least 180 species of orchids (32 are endemic), rhinoceros iguanas and the Hispaniolan solenodon. The mountainous area extends across the southwest of the Dominican Republic into Haiti and its temperatures hover at 19°C(67°F).

Without a doubt, the area around Lago Enriquillo is one of the country’s most beautiful regions. This is the largest lake in the Caribbean lies almost 40m below sea level. This region may be hot and dry, but very fruitful because of the springs and small rivers.

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