It is a city located in the southwest of the Dominican Republic in the province of Barahona, on the bay of Neiba. It is one of the most important cities on the island, with a busy port and a wide range of ecotourism attractions. It is also a sugar and industrial center. It has a population of more than 130 thousand people, which makes this city an important point in the southern region for future projects.
The name is due to the surname of the Spanish count called Santa Cruz de Barahona, who stayed in these lands when it was still depopulated. There is another version that says that the name comes from the union of the two words “Bahia” and “Honda”, but the first has greater credibility.
Generally called the “Pearl of the South”, Barahona is one of the geographically furthest destinations from the main tourist destinations, which gives it a great advantage because it is home to an extraordinary wealth of landscapes and biodiversity that combines white sand beaches with the turquoise sea, mountains with waterfalls, natural parks, lakes with many endemic species, coffee production (the best in the country), it is also a sugar and industrial center and much more.
The Barahona region is one of the best Ecotourism destinations in the Dominican Republic, where we promise that you will have one of the most beautiful experiences of your life.
With a population of over 130,000 inhabitants, Barahona is one of the most important cities on the island, it has a busy port and a wide range of attractions (handicraft markets, shops, etc.).
The name is due to the surname of the Spanish count called Santa Cruz de Barahona, who remained in these lands while it was still depopulated.