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Lake Enriquillo (Lago Enriquillo)

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Address: Provincia Independencia, Municipio de la Descubierta. Republica Dominicana, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-935-2063

This rural 13-mile-long lake near the Haiti border is the lowest point in...

This rural 13-mile-long lake near the Haiti border is the lowest point in the Caribbean and is a popular tourist attraction for spotting crocodiles.

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Biggest lake on the Caribbean

This is a must see! The lake look like a ocean. It sits below the sea. Is really out of the way but worth the drive. Around the lake is many natural sulfur pools. Recommend to... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see! The lake look like a ocean. It sits below the sea. Is really out of the way but worth the drive. Around the lake is many natural sulfur pools. Recommend to stay in Barahona take a day to see the lake, one day to see Bahia de las Águilas and the magnetic pole in between.

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Katy, Texas
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We went to the lake with Ecotour Barahona which was nice because they took care of everything for us. The boat ride around the lake was very interesting. The lake is so unique with the dead palm trees jutting out of the middle of it! We loved spotting crocodiles from the boat and iguanas back on shore. It is definitely... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very nice spot where you could admire nature and observe water fowl, iguanas and American crocodiles

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

If you don't go on an organized trip with a local guide, be careful. We went on a family road trip on the southern DR and just dropped by Lago Enriquillo. It looked closed in the beginning because both of the entrances were ropped off. We pulled up and found some guys laying around a work site. What seemed like... More 

8 Thank Mona P
Wisconsin USA
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

This is a hypersaline lake that lies below sea level. Most tourist don't get to this end of the DR, so it is more secluded, and less developed; for better or worse. This is a large lake, and you can drive all the way around it. If you started in Barahona, the trip around the lake and associated excursions would... More 

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Kuttawa, Kentucky
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

There is no easy way to get to Enriquillo, but it is worth the effort. Living in the Dominican Republic, I had the advantage of my own vehicle, and the roads are good by Dominican standards, but it takes a while to get there. Four friends and I drove around the lake, taking the excursion out to Isla Cabritas. We... More 

9 Thank Stan P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We had a fantastic day around the Lake, travelling by boat to Cabritos island in the middle. Our guide was very well informed and we learnt a huge amount not only about the lake but also the surrounding areas, as well as animal habitats and vegetation etc. We saw abundant birdlife on the lake and had 3 crocodiles swim around... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time? I hired a taxi for 3 days and went from Punta Cana to Lago Enriqillo arriving at 7.30 am. We passed some men building a road block from old tyres but they let us past. That was our mistake. Five kilometres on there was another barricade, one we couldn't pass.... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2002

The Lake Enriquillo is a beautifull lake located on the SouthWest of the Dominican Republic, there you can see different animals such as iguanas and cocodriles, and some rare kind of plants. Its a beautiful place to visit, plus, this lake is 3 times saliter than the sea, nice huh?

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