Barahona

where the larimar was discovered
solitary beaches, natural aquariums and lagoons
 
 
     
     
 
Jaragua Park Barahona
 
     
Barahona is located on the south-west coast of the Dominican Republic, 127 miles west Santo Domingo. On this land reigning queen Anacaona and here the Indios, commanded by the indio Enriquillo, revolted against Spanish conquerors.
 
   
Barahona coast
Barahona is just 4 miles from the María Montez international airport.
 
   
María Montez international airport
Barahona has flat coasts and beautiful beaches with shallow waters and beautiful natural aquariums.
 
   
La Saladillas beach
The solitary beaches of La Saladillas, San Rafael, Los Patos, Paraiso, La Cienaga, are a real paradise of peace and tranquility.
 
   
San Rafael beach
12 miles from the coast of Barahona there is the spectacular Cabral lagoon, fourteen meters above sea level and with a total area of 65 square miles.
 
   
Cabral lagoon
Barahona city (100.000 inhabitants) is the main commercial port in this part of the island. At the entrance of Barahona there is the triumphal arch, symbol of the city.
triumphal arch
In the center of Barahona there is the cathedral and the bell tower.  
   
the cathedral
The Town Hall.
The Town Hall.
The public park.
The public park
On the outskirts of Barahona there is the university.  
the university
At about 10 miles southwest of the city of Barahona, in Los Chupaderos, is the only mine in the world of larimar, a beautiful gem, one of the most new and rare, used for beautiful silver jewelry making.
 
necklace and earrings in silver and larimar by Gemelli, Santo Domingo
     
Journey
into the deep south
jeep 4x4, motor boat
and a lot of adventure
     
 
 

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