Jaragua National Park, Dominican Republic

Jaragua National Park is the perfect place for ecotourism due to its incredible terraces and Dominican wildlife

Jaragua National Park, Dominican Republic
Jaragua National Park
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Jaragua National Park is located in southwest Dominican Republic. Its borders are the same as Xaragua’s chiefdom, which is one of the Taíno territorial divisions where it is possible to find a series of caverns that contain Taíno pictograms.

Laguna Oviedo, Jaragua National Park
Laguna Oviedo, Jaragua National Park
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Some of the park’s caverns are El Guanal, La Poza and Mongó. They contain a huge number of pictograms and petroglyphs. The park has also lots of pre-Columbian archaeological sites, the most ancient one dating from 2590 B.C.E.

The park is formed by marine terraces and coastal plains. The wildlife is mainly composed of 130 bird species (10 of them are endemic) that inhabit the park’s 1374 square kilometres. In addition, is an important reserve for solenodons and hutias, two endangered terrestrial species, and for Antillean manatees that found their nourishment in the park’s marine grass areas. Bottlenose dolphins can be usually observed near Alto Velo Island.

The vegetation that covers those terraces is mainly composed of seagrape, mahogany trees, guayacán, oaks and guzábara, but cacti can also be found in some of the cays.

It is the perfect place for ecotourism due to its incredible landscapes, thus nature lovers and daredevils would enjoy this destination and its most interesting areas, like the Laguna de Oviedo and Bahía de las Águilas (Eagles’ Bay), which are very attractive spots because of the landscapes’ beauty.

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Barahona & Pedernales, Dominican Republic.

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