1. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  2. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  3. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  4. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  5. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  6. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  7. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  8. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  9. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  10. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  11. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  12. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  13. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  14. Barahona
  15. Altos de Chavón
  16. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  17. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  18. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  19. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  20. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  21. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  22. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  23. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  24. La Romana
  25. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  26. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  27. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  28. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  29. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  30. Flora & Fauna
  31. Dominican Republic Hotels
  32. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  33. History of the Dominican Republic
  34. Tourist Card
  35. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  36. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Sunday, November 18, 2018
  1. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  2. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  3. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  4. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  5. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  6. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  7. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  8. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  9. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  10. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  11. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  12. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  13. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  14. Barahona
  15. Altos de Chavón
  16. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  17. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  18. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  19. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  20. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  21. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  22. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  23. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  24. La Romana
  25. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  26. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  27. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  28. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  29. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  30. Flora & Fauna
  31. Dominican Republic Hotels
  32. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  33. History of the Dominican Republic
  34. Tourist Card
  35. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  36. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Barahona

BARAHONA

HISTORY

Santa Cruz de Barahona or ‘Barahona’ as it is shortened to by locals and tourist alike was founded by the French-Haitian general Toussaint L’Ouverture in the year 1802. Prior to its founding, the land was occupied by a few people and fishermen and eventually blossomed into a port city which became home to a massive agricultural and fishing economy.

CULTURE

Of the over 2000 residents of Barahona, a majority identify as Hispanic with minority identifying as white or black. As such, Spanish is predominantly used, although many locals are fluent in English and can communicate in other languages such as Italian, French, and German. The Hispanic background of the people directly influences the diet as beans, stews, and plantains are consumed daily. Catholicism is also widespread, along with merengue and bachata dominating music and dance.

BEACHES

It should come as no surprise that there are several jaw-dropping beaches located in and around Barahona. It is a part of the Dominican Republic, after all, home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Here are a few:

Playa San Rafael – One of the most visited beaches in and around Barahona, Playa San Rafael is surely a sight to behold. The San Rafael river emptying into the sea, the

natural swimming pool and lush mountains in the background all make for the picturesque scene tourists flock to year after year.

Playa Los Platos – If the river emptying into the Caribbean Sea at this point isn’t enough to enchant you, the crystal-clear water and pebbled shore are sure to leave you in awe of this exquisite scene.

Playa Bahoruco- located south of Barahona, this white pebble beach is not only beautiful but perfect for surfing and other watersports.

Playa El Quemaíto- Though not your typical white sand beach, this wave less, pebble beach is very calm and perfect for toddler and adult swimmers alike.

Laguna De Oviedo – Although not a beach, this saltwater lake is a worthy mention. The Laguna De Oviedo is the largest of its kind in the entire Caribbean and is the second largest water body in the Dominican Republic. It is its own ecosystem and serves as an ecological reserve which is home to many species of flora and fauna.

Laguna Cabral/ Rincón – Another non-beach, yet worthy mention is the Laguna Cabral/Rincón. It is also home to a wide variety of animal and plant life and is the largest freshwater lake in the Dominican Republic.

The Barahona region is truly a sight to behold. Unspoiled beaches coupled with scenic land features such as its forest, mountains and saltwater lake affords the perfect combination of luxury and eco/adventure tourism that will make you never want to leave.

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