Laguna de Oviedo

The second largest lagoon in the Dominican Republic next to Lake Enriquillo, Laguna de Oviedo is located in Jaragua National Park, and is noted for being a saltwater lake despite the fresh water that flows into the body of water.

Because it is located in a karstic depression, seawater is able to flow up through the bottom of the lake, making it a body of salt water, despite the freshwater that flows down from the Bahoruco Mountain Range. The limestone sediments that appear because of the underground water flow give this lake a unique green hue.

Many visitors make the trek to Laguna de Oviedo because of the interesting species of birds and reptiles that rest here, including flamingos and Rhinoceros Iguana.


Laguna de Oviedo is located 3.2 miles southeast of Oviedo, a hamlet in the Western side of the Dominican Republic; it is 34.5 miles to the south-southwest of Barahona.

Nearby Restaurants

Dining possibilities aren't widely available in the area around this lagoon. Heladeria Olga is a great locale to eat at on your way to checking out Laguna de Oviedo, and with its close proximity, is especially valuable to guests at this attraction.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other activities nearby, including Jaragua National Park, which is eight and a half miles away the Western side of the Dominican Republic. Also consider visiting Parque Municipal Enriquillo, which is another attraction not far away.

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


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