Barahona – fully known as Santa Cruz de Barahona, even the name fills you up with divine and blissful feelings. We understand that geography is not everyone’s strength. If you are not sure about Barahona’s location on the map, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the area and then venture out to this wonderland! It is in the southwestern part of the island, a biodiversity heritage site, and has become one of the most beautiful eco-friendly destinations in the Caribbean.
Barahona is the gateway to the Lake District of the Dominican Republic and an important port and fishing centre. Sugar cane planted in alluvial plains and coffee is grown on the hills, giving us millions more reasons to love this magical land. Paradise views of the Caribbean coast, beautiful beaches, and resorts with crystal blue and warm water attract tourists like magnets. The most popular beaches are Saladilla, San Rafael, Quemadito, Paraiso and Los Patos. The highlight of this fascinating city is a stretch road, which is part of the Polo district. This attraction has a unique magnetic force that creates a mysterious effect for its visitors.
Mother nature and tourist attractions:
Barahona, also known as The Pearl of the South, is highly bestowed with prismatic oceans and rivers, including the best of three Oviedo, Rincon, and Enriquillo, as well as the ecosphere reverse natural parks of Bahoruco, Jaragua and Gran Sabana. From deserts to beaches, forests, floodplains, mountains, and waterfalls of 1,500 meters high. The landscape is diverse and creates colourful wildlife for various species, such as iguanas, flamingos, herons, and crocodiles, along with a wide variety of ducks. Keeping it Ideal for microclimate and all the living creatures. Most of the tourists fall in love with the contrast between the cliffs and the ocean, including windsurfing, cycling, hiking, sailing, horse-riding, coffee, sugar sipping cafés and street strolling in breath-taking sunsets.
Don’t you wish you have plan-out all the beautiful places to visit in Barahona? I have done all the guesswork. La Sadilla Beach Club is one of the best tourist attractions in the southern provinces. This unique hotel uses a new concept to conquer guests from all over the world and serves you in all the right ways. If you are a beach lover, then Playa San Rafael must top your list because of its beautiful turquoise stone seabed, and the crystal-clear river that flows into the ocean 100m from this spot – making this place no less than a heaven. If you have a drone the views of the ocean and coasts with the mix of different blue tones is out of this world. Check this place out, however I do highly recommend renting a car to take full advantage. Renting a car in the Dominican Republic is cheap if the pick-up and drop-off locations are the same. Expedia usually has good offers of small to medium size cars.