in Barahona

Small yet photogenic, this white pebble stone beach is most popular with surfers for its big swells and with fishermen who head out daily, while the undertow keeps the swimmers away. It’s worth a stop for a stroll and scenic views of Barahona’s coastline.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Surfing + Kitesurfing
Located right within city limits, and lining part of the seafront boulevard, Playa Casita Blanca’s calm Caribbean waters are decent for a swim and an afternoon cool off. Several hotels line the beach, where non-guests are welcome to stop by for a drink.
Beaches, Family-Friendly
This brilliant white pebble stone stretch is the safest of all the beaches in the province, offering a turquoise sea devoid of waves. There are several food and drink booths, as well as palapa-shaded seating areas if you choose to just relax by the water.
Beaches, Family-Friendly
Facing a beautiful bay, this lively beach is dotted with fishermen canoes, and fills up with families after sunset and on the weekends. Partly rocky waters attract small fish and are safe enough to swim in close to shore.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Scuba Diving + Snorkeling
Like most beaches in Barahona, this stretch has pebble stones rather than sand, and is popular with surfers who come here to enjoy the fast-breaking waters. On the other side of the beach is Los Patos river, where a wide natural pool attracts locals.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Surfing + Kitesurfing
A striking white beach lining turquoise waters, Paraíso offers cool breezes at sunrise, when fishers take off from its shores for the day, and at sunset. Its currents aren’t for the average swimmer–stick to beach walks–but its waves are ideal for experienced surfers.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Surfing + Kitesurfing
This signature Barahona pebble stone beach combines panoramic mountain views with river pools and cascades that run all the way to the shore, where the San Rafael River meets the Caribbean Sea. Surfers find waves here to practice on, particularly in the morning.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Surfing + Kitesurfing
San Rafael River’s crystal clear waters gush down from the mountains all the way to the beach of San Rafael, forming the most perfect natural water park–with multiple pools and cascades–where residents and visitors can cool off in the shade and swim.
Cenotes + Springs, Family-Friendly, Rivers + Lakes
A nature lovers’ wonderland and part of the designated Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Sierra de Bahoruco is home to an impressive range of forests, as well as a limestone sub terrain. The greatest number of flora and fauna make their home here.
Ecotourism, Family-Friendly, National Parks + Protected Areas, Wildlife Spotting
Set on the grounds of Villa Miriam, a private residence but open to the public for a small entrance fee, a series of pools fed by the San Rafael River run through the property, gushing from the area’s lush hills.
Cenotes + Springs, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights
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