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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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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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Lago Enriquillo and Isla Cabritos National Park Day Trip from Santo Domingo
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A different side of the Dominican Republic

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

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

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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