Barahona Attractions

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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 consider visiting in and around the area. You can click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that particular location.

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.

Another location for beach-goers 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: Despite is distance from Santo Domingo, San Rafael Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Dominican Republic. Beach-goers will have plenty of room for soaking up sun, while anyone looking to cool off can go jump right into the brisk Caribbean water.

Needless to say, you can find even more beaches to choose from in and around the area. You can learn more by clicking on this link.

Historical Sites

If you enjoy experiencing the history of foreign countries, you might want to visit a historical site during your time in Barahona.

A common landmark for vacationers is El Arco. It is located within 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.

Take a moment to read the table below for a listing of historical 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 merely one example of the choices you'll find. To read our guide to natural attractions in and around the area, click here.


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