Because Barahona lacks the protection of a coral reef system off the coast, the waters can be rough. This means that families should be especially careful when visiting this town's beaches with young and inexperienced swimmers. The soft sands and picturesque views are well worth a trip even if you can't stop for a swim.
There are a good group of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Simply click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that section of the coast.
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 option to consider is Playa Quemaito. Getting to the beach is relatively easy. You will need to take the Carretera Barahona-Paraiso South out of Barahona.
The table below enables you to get a few details regarding the beaches available in and around the area.
|Bahoruco Beach||2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Barahona||East|
|16.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Barahona||South|
|4.8 mi. Southeast of Central Barahona||South|
|Playa Quemaito||6.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Barahona||South|
|Punta Arena||16.4 mi. South of Central Barahona||South|
|San Rafael Beach||12.7 mi. South of Central Barahona||South|
If you are looking for more attractions beyond this category, you can expand your planning horizon. To get more information on other attractions for Barahona, go to this article.
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