The region Barahona, situated in the southwest of the Dominican Republic, has the potential to become the leading eco-tourism destination of the Caribbean islands, thanks to its exceptional ecological diversity, numerous national parks, and UNESCO biosphere reserves.
There are a few small hotels and resorts in this region, but it's the surrounding landscape that really makes it special. In this incredibly natural environment you will find mountains, lakes, interesting vegetation, and a gorgeous coastline.
The remote and hidden beaches are some of the prettiest is Dominican Republic, but the biggest attractions are the three national parks. The largest protected area in the country, Parque Nacional Jaragua, contains Laguna Oviedo, which is home to over 60 bird species, including the country’s largest population of flamingos; Parque Nacional Isla Cabritos, that contains Lago Enriquillo (the largest salt water lake in the Antilles, located 45 meters below sea level) home of the American Crocodile and Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco that is a mountainous park with rainforest vegetation and it’s also within this park that you can also visit the Larimar mines (located 40 km south of Barahona).