Parque Nacional Jaragua

Península de Pedernales

This park is the largest protected area in the DR. Its 1400-sq-km includes vast ranges of thorn forest and subtropical dry forest, and an extensive marine area that spans most of the southern coastline, including Laguna Oviedo, Bahía de Las Águilas and Islas Beata and Alto Velo.

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Nearby Península de Pedernales attractions

1. Playa Los Patos

18.52 MILES

Playa Los Patos, a pretty white-stone beach, and its adjacent balneario (swimming hole) are idyllic traveler finds. Water flows clear and cool out of the…

2. Playa San Rafael

24.01 MILES

Less busy on weekends than Playa Los Platos a few kilometers southwest, Playa San Rafael is a white pebble beach fringed in palms featuring cheap local…

3. Hoyo de Pelempito

25.87 MILES

Part of Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, the ‘hole’ at Pelempito is actually a deep gorge formed when the Península de Pedernales rammed into…

4. Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco

25.88 MILES

This national park, replete with orchids and birds, covers 800 sq km of mostly mountainous terrain and is notable for the rich variety of vegetation that…