Best hotels and hostels in Península de Pedernales

  • Top ChoiceLodging in South of Barahona

    Casa Bonita

    Formerly the vacation retreat of a Dominican family, Casa Bonita is set on a hill with incredible Caribbean and mountain views. The 14 older rooms, a short walk from the stunning freshwater infinity pool, hot tub and hammock-strung gardens, are modestly stylish. The 16 newer rooms are all stunningly furnished and have private plunge pools

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Bahía de Las Águilas

    Eco del Mar

    Fancy glamping in paradise? Professional-style camping tents, strewn on the sands of Playa Las Cuevas, come in two sizes and are equipped with hotel-equivalent mattresses. There's a restaurant (mains RD$350 to RD$1150), but the real coup here is the stylish beach bar, lit with fairy lights worthy of a hipster wedding. It's seaside drinking of which tropical dreams are made.

  • Lodging in Península de Pedernales

    Ecoturismo Comunitario Cachóte

    Bed down in a Caribbean cloud forest at the rustic cabins that make up Ecoturismo Comunitario Cachóte, each housing one large queen-size bed and a triple-decker dormitory-style bunk. There are excellent hiking and birdwatching right outside your door and you'll feel about as far removed from a Caribbean island as you can be!

  • Lodging in Pedernales

    Hostal Doña Chava

    A little oasis, Hostal Doña Chava offers clean, simple rooms with tidy bathrooms and cable TV. There’s a verdant courtyard that doubles as a lush hangout area. Well off the beaten track, it's frequented by aid workers, NGO employees and the odd tourist. Rates including breakfast are available for RD$300 or so extra per person.

  • Lodging in Barahona

    Hotel Las Magnolias

    This 15-room hotel wins a star for its hands-on, friendly owner and equally simpatico staff, who make sure the place runs smoothly. Rooms are simple, and bathrooms need a bit of renovating, but it's a comfortable spot with slightly more personality than average (the bright comforters look straight from the Haitian market).

  • Lodging in South of Barahona

    Hotelito Oasi Italiana

    Set on a rocky (unpaved) rise a few hundred meters from the beach, this Italian-owned hotel offers spacious but sometimes stuffy rooms around a pretty pool, though the real star of the show is the food at the guest-only restaurant (mains RD$300 to RD$450). There are no gastro-gimmicks here – just well-prepared pizza and pasta served up by the Veronese chef-owner.

  • Lodging in Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco

    Villa Barrancoli

    This rustic birdwatching camp sits within the Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco. When the camp is not otherwise in use, independent travelers are welcome – be sure to email for a reservation several days in advance. It's run by Tody Tours.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Barahona

    Hotel Loro Tuerto

    This charming nine-room guesthouse on noisy Av Del Monte has far more character than any of its competitors. Frida Kahlo reproductions dot the walls, simple rooms surround a peaceful courtyard with hammocks and the bar is awash in pirate vibes. There’s a cafe (mains RD$250 to RD$280) up front that does breakfast, too.

  • Lodging in Barahona

    Hotel Cacique

    A good-value option, especially if you opt for a room without AC. Some rooms are better than the aged common interiors suggest, with renovated bathroom, cable TV, hot water and nicely tiled floor. There's a simple restaurant, (wickedly sweet) free coffee, wi-fi in the lobby and a small internal patio.

  • Lodging in South of Barahona

    Playazul

    This French-run, 21-room mini resort offers good value. Most rooms face the pool and sea and offer a bit of privacy on their palapa-roofed patios. The resort's built on a bluff with great ocean views, a nice pool and grassy garden, and concrete steps leading down to a sadly plastic-flotsam-filled private beach.

  • Lodging in Laguna Oviedo

    Hotel Begó

    Hotel Begó is located just up the highway from the Laguna Oviedo Visitors Center. The five rooms are basic, but most are spacious, and they're nicer than you'd expect judging by reception. Bathrooms are in good condition. There are lagoon views from the 2nd-floor terrace. Basic Dominican meals can be provided.

  • Lodging in South of Barahona

    Hotel Comedor Kalibe

    This small, welcoming hotel is two blocks from the beach. Rooms have air-con and cable TV. Basic Dominican meals available with advance notice.