Lago Enriquillo

What make Lake Enriquillo any different or more special than any other lake in the Dominican Republic? The answer is that it is the largest lake in the whole of the Caribbean, as well as the lake set at the lowest point in the Caribbean. On top of all this, it is also rare because it is a fresh salt water lake inhabited by crocodiles.

Lake Enriquillo spans 145 square miles, and is set 148 below sea level. In the center of the lake is Isla Cabritos, which is famous for its population of crocodiles and flamingos.


Lago Enriquillo is situated 5.4 miles west-southwest of Las Clavellinas, a hamlet in the Western side of the Dominican Republic; it's 39 miles (63 kilometers) to the west-northwest of Barahona.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've had enough time on your feet, and are ready to eat, you will be able to pick from at least a few dining options near this body of water. Community Technology Center is a wonderful location to dine at before visiting Lago Enriquillo, and is the closest restaurant to it. Community Technology Center is maybe about nine miles away from Lago Enriquillo, so check it out and try something off the menu. Hotel Iguana Restaurant and Duverge Internet Cafe are a couple other dining options close-by where visitors will be able to enjoy the local cuisine in the Dominican Republic.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find other attractions nearby, including Isla Cabritos National Park, which is five miles away the Western side of the Dominican Republic. You might want to also think about heading over to Sierra De Baoruco National Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Location: the Western side of the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Republic


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