Beaches in Barahona

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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. 

Beach Choices In The Area

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.

Beaches In and Around Barahona
Name Location Coast
Bahoruco Beach 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Barahona East
El Jobo Beach 16.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Barahona South
Playa Azul 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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