Welcome to Lago Enriquillo & Isla Cabritos
Lago Enriquillo is the remains of an ancient channel that once united the Bahía de Neiba to the southeast (near Barahona) with Port-au-Prince (in Haiti) to the west. The accumulation of sediments at the mouth of the Río Yaque del Sur, combined with upward thrust of a continental plate, gradually isolated the lake. Today it's a 200-sq-km inland sea, the island of Isla Cabritos marooned within it. In recent years the lake's recession has revealed a sunken forest that gives the whole region an otherworldly appeal.