Rising to the height of a 40-floor building, it’s almost impossible to grasp just how big these wind turbines are until you’re driving up close and passing them on the road in Pedernales. The largest wind farm in the Caribbean and Central America, Parque Eólico Los Cocos is also the first in the country, connected to the national grid. With a capacity of 77 megawatts, its 40 wind turbines generate enough power to keep one million light bulbs lit. The informative one-hour tour of this wind farm provides insight into its operation.

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Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo remains one of the DR’s most popular beaches, winning visitors over with its captivating coastal views. Its turquoise waters are also home to some of the Caribbean Sea’s best-preserved coral reefs, providing a breeding ground for Antillean Manatees and the juvenile hawksbills.

Pedernales, Beaches, Ecotourism, Family-Friendly

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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