Barahona, located a three hour's drive west of Santo Domingo, this province has numerous attractions.
The town itself is not really why people visit this area. There are a few small hotels and resorts in this region, but it's the surrounding landscape that is the real draw. The incredible natural environment includes mountains, lakes, interesting vegetation, and gorgeous coastline. The remote and hidden beaches are the prettiest you'll see in the Dominican Republic.
Bigger attractions are the three national parks. The largest protected area in the country, National Park Jaraqua, contains Laguna Oviedo, which is home to home to over 60 bird species, including the country’s largest population of flamingos.
National Park Island Cabritos contains Enriquillo Lake, the largest salt water lake in the Antilles, located 45 meters below sea level, home of the American Crocodile.
National Park Sierra de Baoruco is a mountainous park with rainforest vegetation. It is within this park that you can also visit the Larimar mines.
The Rincón Lagoon or Cabral attracts birders as well as the mountains of Eastern Bahoruco (between Paradise and Polo).
Costa Larimar Hotel is in Barahona a tranquil and ecological region of the south west of the Dominican Republic. A 3 star Barahona hotel right on a gorgeous white sandy beach.