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 located 5.4 miles west-southwest of Las Clavellinas, a hamlet in the Western side of the Dominican Republic; it's 39.0 miles to the west-northwest of Barahona.

Nearby Restaurants

Hungry visitors will have their choice of several food and beverage places in the neighborhood of this body of water. The most convenient restaurant to Lago Enriquillo is Community Technology Center, a wonderful eatery to dine at before visiting this body of water. It is maybe about nine miles away, so stop by and place your order. Hotel Iguana Restaurant and Duverge Internet Cafe are additional dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction where you have the chance to try a new dish and experience the Dominican Republic culture.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local activities include Isla Cabritos National Park, which is five miles away the Western side of the Dominican Republic. You might also want to think about heading to Sierra De Baoruco National Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.


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