Adventure

in Barahona

 
 
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
This short but scenic zipline adventure takes you right over a pristine river as you glide through tropical forests. The Canopy Tour ends at an onsite spa, the perfect way to cool you down.
Ecotourism, Family-Friendly, Ziplines
Tucked in the lush forests below the Bahoruco mountain range, a thirty-minute hike through a lush rainforest leads to this huge cavern and its emerald-colored pools.
Caving, Cenotes + Springs, Family-Friendly, Hiking, Wildlife Spotting
A charming coastal fishing village, La Ciénaga offers the opportunity to experience an artisan marmalade making workshop, using fresh fruits collected from the Sierra de Bahoruco, and hiking trips to surrounding caves and rivers.
Family-Friendly, Hiking, Iconic Sights
Climb a series of sturdy wooden steps and explore the large number of petroglyphs across the walls, faces suggesting the presence of Tainos thousands of years ago.
Caving, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, National Parks + Protected Areas
From lush national parks hugged by mountains to forest trails leading to caves, and hilly roads to coffee plantations: Barahona is ideal for mountain biking adventures.
Mountain Biking
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
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
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