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 (Haiti) to the west. The accumulation of sediments deposited by the Río Yaque del Sur at the river’s mouth on the Bahía de Neiba, combined with the upward thrust of a continental plate, gradually isolated the lake. Today it's a 200-sq-km inland sea with no outlet, 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 even more otherworldly appeal.