There’s no drive in the country quite like the one that takes you rolling down the Barahona Enriquillo Coastal Highway, on the way out of Barahona town and along the southwestern coast. The Caribbean Sea sparkles turquoise on your left, while the mountains of Barahona tower on your not-so-distant right. Along the way, you’ll pass through fishing villages, and coastal towns where the living is rural and the sparse wooden home colors pop against the wilderness. Keep an eye out for cows–they tend to enjoy this stretch almost as much as motorists and occasionally sit right in the middle of the road.

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Cabral

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 and other arts and crafts from wood. Some 22 workshops fill the town.

Barahona, Iconic Sights

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

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