El Arco

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.


When entering the city, you will be able to spot the monument by nothing less than the large, rectangular arch in the middle of the highway. The arch is painted mainly white with some red squares.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit El Arco may choose to book their trip in Barahona, since travelers to this part of the Dominican Republic will have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. Though the region isn't exactly over-crowded, you'll nevertheless find at least a handful of lodging options to pick from.

Hotels near El Arco
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotel Loro Tuerto Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.8 km) E
Hotel Las Magnolias Motel 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) ESE
Hotel Ana Isabel Motel 0.4 mi. (1.0 km) ESE
Hotel Cacique Motel 0.4 mi. (1.0 km) E
Hotel Guarocuya Hotel 0.9 mi. (1.9 km) ESE
Hotel Costa Larimar Hotel 1.0 mi. (2.0 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

This historical site has the advantage of being well located for guests wanting to choose from a good variety of culinary choices The closest place to eat is Panadería Luperón, a great restaurant to dine at on your way to spending time at this historical site. The eatery is a short distance off, but out of the way enough that you will want to plan on having a particular mode of transportation to transport your party. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will have eateries such as Armeraa Marrero and Brisas del Caribe where you and your party may try a bite of Caribbean food and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Dominican Republic.


Contact Information

Location: Barahona, the Dominican Republic


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