A popular freshwater river pool, running all the way to where it meets the sea, Los Patos offers a family-friendly ambiance. The river that runs through here, Los Patos, is known as the shortest in the DR. You’ll see ducks stumbling along its banks–hence its name–while you wade, swim and enjoy the cold water. Food and drink booths surround the river area, with plenty of seating and music echoing into the hills and down below to the beach, where the river meets the sea.

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Cafeto Madre

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.

Barahona, Family-Friendly, Plantation Trails

Lago Enriquillo

Lago Enriquillo is the largest and deepest lake below sea level in the Caribbean, ideal for wildlife watching and nature exploration. Boat trips along the lake’s waters and onto Isla Cabritos reveal a large population of American crocodiles, and flamingos.

Barahona, Pedernales

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