The southwest shore, in the region of Barahona, comes across as wild, with an agitated sea and a less intrusive approach to tourism than on the rest of the island. The beaches give an impressive extended view of the Baoruco Mountains.
The mineral-rich south-west is one of the best protected parts of the country, with a wealth of national parks and a generous carpeting of sugarcane.© OT Republique Dominicaine
This region is home to American crocodile, iguanas and pink flamingos.© OT Republique Dominicaine
The biggest saltwater lake in the Caribbean is located 44 metres below sea level, and forms a national park with one of its islands, Isla Cabrito.© OT Republique Dominicaine
This beach, whose name literally means 'Eagles Bay', is part of Jaragua National Park, and is one of the wildest and most beautiful places on the island. It is home to 400 different bird species. Also, turtles come to lay there eggs here every year.© OT Republique Dominicaine
Panoramic views of the Baoruco Mountain Range can be enjoyed from the impressive beaches.© OT Republique Dominicaine