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. 


You'll find a good group of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that specific beach.

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 alternative that beach-goers can 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: The beach itself is no different than your average tropical beach. However, the popularity has brought vendors of all kinds on the beach, making San Rafael Beach second as a market.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find even more beaches in and around the area. Read this article if you need additional facts.

Historical Sites

If you enjoy experiencing the history of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while on vacation in Barahona.

One popular destination is El Arco. It is situated 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.

Take a moment to look through the following table to find out more about historical sites in Barahona.

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. To read our guide to natural attractions in and around Barahona, use this link.


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