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Barahona Province for Visitors

Information for visitors to the Barahona Province in the southwest region of the Dominican Republic. Barahona is a relatively undeveloped region that is most well-known as a biodiverse eco-tourism and birdwatching destination with beautiful scenery, beaches, wetlands, and forests.
Barahona Province: El Quemalto Area

El Quemalto Area

Barahona Province: Playa San Rafael River Mouth

Playa San Rafael

Quick Facts About the Barahona Province
POPULATION: Greater than 232,000
SIZE: About 670 square miles
MAXIMUM ELEVATION: About 30 feet above sea level
CAPITAL CITY: Santa Cruz de Barahona Municipality
REGION: Enriquillo Region
DEPARTMENT: Southwest Department
LOCATION: Southwest Coast of the Dominican Republic

Attractions in the Barahona Province
Bahia de Neiba
Balneario Los Patos
Island Lake Enriquillo Kids
Laguna Cabral or Rincoln
Larimar Mines
Maria Montez Coastal Park
Miguel Domingo Fuerte National Monument
South shore of Laguna del Rincon
Villa Miriam

Larimar Mines in the Barahona Province
Larimar is a rare blue variety of a semi-precious stone known as pectolite that is only found in the Dominican Republic. Its colors can from almost white to deep blue and it an also be light blue or blue-green. It is most commonly mined in the Baoruco Mountain Range area of the province of Barahona. Mines include the Los Chupaderos Mine in Los Checheses, about 6 miles southwest of the city of Santa Cruz de Barahona. Miners work at depths up to 700 feet below sea lebvel to mine for Larimar. Visitors to the Barahona Province can visit Larimar mines on guided tours and they can also visit local shops to view the process of cutting and polishing Larimer and turning it into jewelry that can be purchased.
- Wikipedia Introduction to Larimar
- The Truth About Larimar: A Bying Guide
- Vin Now "The Story of Larimar" Article
- Larimar Museum (Santo Domingo de Guzman, National District)

Municipalities in the Barahona Province
- Cabral Municipality
- El Penon Municipality
- Enriquillo Municipality
------- Arroyo Dulce Municipal District
- Fundacion Municipality
------- Pescaderia Municipal District
- Jaquimeyes Municipality
------- Palo Alto Municipal District
- La Cienaga Municipality
------- Bahoruco Municipal District
- Las Salinas Municipality
- Paraiso Municipality
------- Los Patos Municipal District
- Polo Municipality
- Santa Cruz de Barahona Municipality
------- El Cachon Municipal District
------- La Guazara Municipal District
- Vicente Noble Municipality
------- Canoa Municipal District
------- Fondo Negro Municipal District
------- Quita Coraza Municipal District

Transportation in the Barahona Province
- Maria Montez International Airport

Wikipedia "Barahona Province" Article

Bordering the Barahona Province
Azua Province
- Baoruco Province (aka Hahoruco Province)
- Independencia Province
- Pedernales Province
- Caribbean Sea

South Coast of the Dominican Republic

Southwest Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Travel Guide

Caribbean Travel Guide

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