The Southern Dominican Republic Region is the least known area of the country, but it boasts a wide range of natural richness that makes the region a potential spot for ecologically friendly tourism. One of the region’s hidden gems is Bahía de las Águilas (Eagles Bay), a place of unique beauty. There are other gorgeous beaches on this region, such as Los Patos and San Rafael in Barahona, — center of a burgeoning touristic development, and an exotic lake situated under the sea level, Lake Enriquillo —where iguanas, pink flamingos and an endemic species of crocodile have their home.
It is the largest wind farm in the Caribbean and Central America, as well as the first in the Dominican Republic, encourages green practices as a way of development and is accredited by the United Nations (UN). It has become an important tourist attraction that at the same time promotes the most efficient energy alternatives used by our country for the protection and conservation of the environment
The Magnetic Pole is enigmatic and mysterious. It is the only place in the world that generates thousands of rumors from the hosts of tourists who come to witness the sight of a vehicle defying the laws of gravity by moving uphill when its gearbox is in neutral. It is located at an altitude of approximately 1,400 meters, 4,600 feet above sea level, and it is surrounded by magnificent vegetation.
Lake Enriquillo is truly unique and it is the largest lake in the Antilles. It is named after the valiant indigenous; Cacique Enriquillo who led an uprising against the Spanish in the XVI Century The lake includes the 2,600 hectare island of Cabritos, and has been declared a National Park. It is considered to be a universal ecological reserve, situated in the majestic Valle de Neiba, in the middle of a large plain that lies between the Sierra de Neiba, and the Serra de Bahoruco mountain ranges.
Considered the most crystalline beach in the world, it is a bay of the Caribbean Sea in the central part of the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Protected as part of the Jaragua National Park, Bahía de las Águilas has an impressive karst landscape. You can reach the beach in an all-terrain vehicle, or by boat from the shores of Cabo Rojo.
Located in the south of the Dominican Republic, it attracts many tourists all year round, for its beautiful landscapes, with quiet and charming beaches. It has a privileged location on the eastern coast of the Bay of Ocoa, which offers spectacular views from its captivating dock.
About 80 miles, some 130 km from Santo Domingo in the municipality of Las Charcas in the city of Azua you will find the marvelous community treasure of Palmar de Ocoa, a beautiful bay blessed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea, where the sunsets are part of its natural heritage.
Also known as Rincon Lagoon, it is the second largest lake in the country, after Lake Enriqullo, and is the largest freshwater lake in the Dominican. Republic. The lagoon will prove to be navigable when in the company of the community guides, who handle the relevant permissions for the journey which will cover a part of its 25 sq miles, 65 sq km area.
Cueva de la Virgen (Cave of the Virgin) is in Barahona, in the town called Ciénaga on the road to Los Morones. It is a waterfall located inside a cave formed by rock and that has the shape of a virgin. It is a route of approximately 3 hours. While walking you enjoy the small waterfalls, crystal clear waters and in some cases aqua blue color that this magical place has to offer.
Canoa, is a community of Vicente Noble which has a natural spa pool with “Thermal Waters” that are world renowed for their curative powers. Since 1976, the local people have called it “la zurza”, the mender, and in the afternoons, they enjoy the healing warmth of the waters that emanate from the mountain.
Situated only half an hour from Barahona, this very attractive, virtually rural beach is an excellent spot for the practice of windsurfing due to its strong winds which also serve to welcome the visitor at the very entrance of this small and picturesque village which shares its name with the road that passes through it. Here you can find the rare and beautiful combination of a beach and a natural swimming pool.
Barahona is located in the southern part of the Dominican Republic, 190 kilometers from Santo Domingo. It has impressive vegetation and is the owner of the most beautiful coastal areas of the country. Barahona is the only place where beaches, mountains and rivers combine, forming a perfect combination between the three that gives the visitor the opportunity to set unforgettable memories.