Experiences

in Barahona

 
 
The city of Barahona is ideally located near beaches, cold rivers for swims, and is less than an hour away from an array of biodiverse parks, lakes, and mountains.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights
Barahona is a major fresh fruit and vegetable growing area, known for its coffee and big green plantains. The local specialty is seafood rice dishes plus casseroles and stewed or baked goat at Brisas del Caribe, María Montez and La Rocca restaurants.
Dining
The drive down the Barahona Enriquillo Coastal Highway shows off a sparkling turquoise Caribbean Sea on your left, while the mountains of Barahona tower on the not-so-distant right.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights
Casual yet lively, Barahona’s nightlife reveals a slice of Dominican culture. In town, you’ll find a handful of sports bars and lounges along the Malecón, open from sunset until the early hours of the morning. Dance, play pool, or simply relax with cocktails across the seafront.
Music + Nightlife
Coffee from Polo, larimar from Paraíso, rocking chairs from La Lista, the fruit preserves and typical dolls made by the Coopdeci women’s cooperative in La Ciénaga. Barahona city market for fresh produce, including the famous Barahona plantains. Barahona caters mainly to domestic travel. The FestiCafé held in Polo in June every year is one great […]
Shopping
Sierra de Bahoruco and Barahona are known as excellent places to go birdwatching in the Dominican Republic. Endemic birds not found elsewhere than Hispaniola such as the Parakeet, Hispaniolan Emerald, Hispaniolan Trogon, Broad-billed Tody and the rare Bicknell’s Thrush. Other threatened birds that have been sighted in the area include the endangered Bay-breasted Cuckoo, La Selle […]
Excursions
Cabral is best known for its colorful carnival at the end of Easter, when the Cachúa characters dress in bat-like costumes and unfold impressive whips as they go in pursuit of the demons from Thursday to the Monday after Easter Week. Close by is La Lista, a small town famous for its wooden rocking chairs […]
Iconic Sights
Cachote is a stunning protected cloud forest area, with a tiny community living at 1,097 meters (3,600 feet) above sea level. There are winding paths along which you can observe tropical flora, including bromeliads and wild orchids, as well as a series of hiking trails for excellent bird-watching.
Family-Friendly, Hiking, Iconic Sights, National Parks + Protected Areas, Wildlife Spotting
Hop on Café Toral’s coffee trail, a comprehensive hour-long tour of this popular coffee plantation located in the mountains of Polo. Learn about the various stages of coffee production from tree to cup.
Family-Friendly, Plantation Trails
Cafeto Madre is another option for a coffee trail in the mountains of Polo. Local guides will take you hiking across multiple trails leading to the coffee plantation. You could also combine an excursion to the nearby cloud forest of Cachote while you’re there.
Family-Friendly, Plantation Trails
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