Discover South-West coast Dominican Republic

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.

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    A wild coastline

    The choppy waters and a more low-key style of tourism than elsewhere have helped preserve the Barahona region.

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  • South-West coast , An abundance of nature , Dominican Republic
    An abundance of nature

    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.

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    An island off the south-west coast

    This region is home to American crocodile, iguanas and pink flamingos.

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  • South-West coast , Lake Enriquillo , Dominican Republic
    Lake Enriquillo

    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.

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    Bahia de las Aguilas beach

    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.

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    Low-key tourism

    Panoramic views of the Baoruco Mountain Range can be enjoyed from the impressive beaches.

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