Day trip

Jaragua National Park: Explore Laguna de Oviedo

Jaragua National Park: Explore Laguna de Oviedo

From US$ 104 per person

Discover the natural water reserve of Laguna de Oviedo on the southwest side of the island. Enjoy panoramic views over the Jaragua National Park and learn more about the natural habitat of about 60 waterbird species.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Barahona, Paraiso, and Los Patos (exceptions may apply).
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Lagoon and the Jaragua National Park
  • Discover the diverse flora and fauna of the second largest lake in Dominican Republic
  • Enjoy an adventure in boat around the lagoon
  • Observe birds and iguanas in their natural habitat
  • Swim in Los Patos River
Full description
Start your day driving south along the scenic coastal road with panoramic views over the bay of Barahona towards Oviedo Lagoon. Situated in the Jaragua National Park this saltwater lake is the second largest body of water in the Dominican Republic. It is home to about 60 species of water birds and consist of 22 islands of different sizes and vegetation. After a short walk along the shore of the lagoon, you will reach a small pier where you will jump into a boat and enjoy the natural beauty of the lagoon from a different point of view. Stop at one of the islands, where you will have the change to see some iguanas as you make your way across the small island. Reach an outpost with cacti dominating the scenery and enjoy a perfect view over the lagoon, the Jaragua National Park, the Caribbean Sea and the mountains of Bahoruco. After this once in a lifetime natural experience head back to your hotel in Barahona. On the way back you will stop at the Los Patos River and take a refreshing dip in the river.
  • Transportation
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Boat trip
  • Entrance to the National Park
  • Local beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Slippers

Know before you go

  •  Please wear sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, and close-toed shoes
  •  Please bring swimwear and a camera
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