Attractions in Barahona

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The reason most tourists visit Barahona is to forget about life back home as they sink into the sand and relax on the beach.  While this area of the Dominican Republic is mainly hidden away from the major resort spots elsewhere on the island, there are a few other attractions that attract interest and draw in crowds. 


There are a handful of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on each beach name for a detailed review of that particular stretch of sand.

Bahoruco Beach: Palm trees line the white, sandy shores of Bahoruco Beach. The waters are a stunning topaz, clear, and calm, and a few rocks on the beach give it a rugged feel.

A second location to consider is Playa Quemaito. Complete with the pristine beauty that the Dominican Republic is known for, Playa Quemaito is a top of the line tropical beach with the peacefulness of a remote beach. While you will have to travel a bit to get there, the nearby amenities, easy access, and little crowds make for a good day.

San Rafael Beach: Taking Route 44 South out of Barahona will bring you to San Rafael Beach.

Of course, the area has even more beaches in and around the area. To read more about beaches available, click here.

Historical Sites

If you enjoy learning about the historical roots of foreign countries, you should consider visiting a historical site during your stay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit El Arco. It is located in the heart of Barahona. The Arco, or Arch, is a monument in honor of the building of the highway to Barahona. Prior to the highway, the area was cut off from the rest of the nation, and the highway helped ensure the city's modernization.

View this table to learn more about historic sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Barahona
Name Phone Location
El Arco -- Central Barahona
Fortaleza Restauración Ejército Nacional -- Central Barahona

Natural Attractions

This is just an idea of your options. Click on this link to view our page regarding natural attractions in and around Barahona.


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