Dominican Republic & Haiti - South West (Chapter)
This is the Southwest & Península de Pedernales chapter from Lonely Planet’s Dominican Republic & Haiti guidebook.
Few travelers make it to the southwest: it’s remote, its treasures yield themselves only to those who apply the effort and its highlights don’t exactly roll off the traveler tongue - and that’s exactly the reason to turn right out of Santo Domingo instead of left.
- take the spectacular boat ride to Bahía de Las Águilas, the most remote and beautiful beach in the country
- spot flamingos and turtles on a boat tour to super-salty Laguna Oviedo
- restaurants & accommodations
- leave the stereotypical Caribbean behind in the coolness and tranquillity of the cloud forest at the remote cabins of Cachóte
Coverage includes: West of Santo Domingo, San Cristobal, Reserva Antropológica Cuevas del Pomier, Baní, Inland, Ázua, San Juan de la Maguana, Comendador del Rey (Elías Piña), Península de Pedernales, Barahona, South of Barahona, Larimar Mine, Parque Nacional Jaragua, Isla Beata & Alto Velo, Pedernales, Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, Polo, Lago Enriquillo & Isla Cabritos and Jimaní.
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