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 visitors to this region of the Dominican Republic will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There are a fair number of lodgings around the area within the vicinity of El Arco.

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
Hotel Casablanca Hotel 5.5 mi. (9.2 km) SSE

Location and What's Nearby

A close-by beach spot that does attract many historic site visitors, is Bahoruco Beach.


Contact Information

Location: Barahona, the Dominican Republic


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