The city of Barahona is ideally located near beaches, cold rivers for swims, and is less than an hour away from an array of biodiverse parks, lakes, and mountains.
In the heart of Bahoruco’s mountains, these mines are the only place in the world where larimar is found–a semi-precious, turquoise-colored stone you will see set in jewelry across Dominican stores. Workers spend eight to nine hours a day underground, mining this rare blue stone from holes that run as deep as 40 meters (150 feet). You can explore the mining area with local tour operators, and witness workers climbing back out of holes with raw larimar stones. Alternatively, visit the local larimar workshops along the main highway in Bahoruco, where you can select a piece of larimar and observe the cutting and polishing process.