A region with multiple contrasts: from fertile land to desert terrain, from mountains and geological depressions to the most stunning beaches, rivers of icy water from sulphurous waters tosand dunes. This is the southwestern Dominican Republic.
 
Bani, the Peravia province capital, is a fertile land where mangos, tomatoes, corn, papaya, sugar cane are cultivated, but it is also here that you will find the sand dunes.  A unique place in the Caribbean older than 50 million years. These beautiful dunes create the gateway to Bay of Las Calderas.
 
While San Cristobal, Bani, San Juan de la Maguana and Barahona can count with fertile soil, Azua is the region where the landscape begins to change from lush green to more desert land. Barahona is the gateway to the provinces of the "deep south": Baoruco, Pedernales, Independencia and Elías Piña.

The beauty of the Southwest is immense, since we have places like San Rafael, Paraíso, Los Patos, Aguilas Bay, Hoyo de Pelempito , Laguna de Oviedo and Enriquillo Lake, the most emblematic of all the attractions of the region. This lake is located 42 meters below sea level which makes it very salty.  Is the hostel of the biggest population of American crocodiles, iguanas and flamingos.  

Jaragua National Park, with Oviedo Lagoon and Beata and Alto Velo islands, is one of the most protected areas of the country with its natural habitat for the largest colony of wild goats, rhinoceros and Ricord iguanas, four species of sea turtles and all of them endangered.
 
Aguilas Bay, perhaps for many Dominicans, is the most beautiful beach of all. It is in the province of Pedernales in the depths of the Dominican southwest and about 2 and a half hour from the city of Barahona. If you ever decide to visit, we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Pelempito Pit is an impressive geological depression located in the Sierra de Neiba, with a spectacular view of a deep valley lying between high mountains.