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Lake Enriquillo (Lago Enriquillo)

Provincia Independencia, Municipio de la Descubierta. Republica Dominicana, Dominican Republic
+1 809-935-2063
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Rather disappointing for the distance

We came to the famous Lake Enriquillo after the infamous 160+ speed bumps only to find that 1) many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MD_T0urist
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Depressing place

The lake itself is wonderful and worth a round trip. Especially from the north, you will get lovely... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
EnClair
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Randers
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Provincia Independencia, Municipio de la Descubierta. Republica Dominicana, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-935-2063
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the famous Lake Enriquillo after the infamous 160+ speed bumps only to find that 1) many boats no longer go to Isla Cabritos (which we did not know) because the lake has expanded (which we knew), 2) as a result you will...More

Thank MD_T0urist
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The lake itself is wonderful and worth a round trip. Especially from the north, you will get lovely view of the dead trees. If you go to the np entrance you will find a huge welcome committee of iguana. And that's it.. no info, explanation...More

2  Thank EnClair
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

It was a very, very long drive getting here from Santo Domingo - we drove at 6 in the morning and returned at 7 in the evening! But it was well worth it! The nature is really different from the rest of the Island, and...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Close to the boarder of Haiti you find the hypersaline Lake Enriquillo which is the home of hundreds of crodiles, fish, iguanas and different bird species. We didn't see any flamingoes while being there but the water level has been increasing through recent years which...More

Thank Michal G
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

Thank Aldeliris F
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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!...More

Thank Marci F
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

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

Thank luben
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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....More

9  Thank Mona P
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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...More

18  Thank Ashwabay
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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...More

9  Thank Stan P
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