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Las caritas
 
Vista del lago Enriquillo desde Las Caritas
 
LAGO ENRIQUILLO
 
 
Cueva Numero uno—El Poimer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LOS HAITISES Los Haitises is a huge mangrove swamp
 
 
 
 
 
Bird Island
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LOS HAITISES
 
 
Montecristi National Park—El Morro
LA CUEVA DE LAS MARAVILLAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PARQUE NACIONAL JARAGUA
 
LAGUNA DE OVIEDO—LAGUNA DE AGUA SALADA
ISLA BEATA
 
CAREY
CUCHARETA
COCO BLANCO
MANATI
 
 
PARQUE NACIONAL  ARMANDO BERMUDEZ
 
 
JUTIA
CABOA
Parque Nacional Jose-del Carmen
BAHIA DE LAS AGUILAS
COSTA DE JARAGUA
CACTUS MELON ESPINOSO
ARRECIFE DE CORAL
ISLA  BEATA
 
LAGARTIJO DE JARAGUA EL MAS PEQUENO DEL MUNDO
Isla Saona
 
EL CHOCO, CABARETE
 
 
 
PEDERNALES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LAS TERRENAS, SAMANA
AGUAS TERMALES, BARAHONA
POZA  BALNEARIO, RIO  DAJAO
SALTO  JIMENOA , CORDILLERA CENTRAL
SABANA  DE LA MAR
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
 
 
 
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  • This is a view of Lake Enriquillo, SW Dominican Republic. This body of salt water is the largest lake in the Caribbean (42km lng, 12km wd), as well as its lowest point (40m below sea level). It is home to the highest concentration of American crocodiles, and other reptilian species that once walked alongside the dinosaurs. The entire area is part Jaragua National Park. Ambar (the girl in the pic) just ascended 164 ft to a rock shelter called Las Caritas, which was sacred to the Taino indians; many anthropomorphic figures are incised into the rocks. I will say from experience that Las Caritas is the most spiritual place I have ever witnessed. Sitting there: looking at the arid landscape and ancient lake, far from any human concerns; the strange rock formations; sheltered by the carved rocks and suddenly agreeable climate (it's as if the rock shelter were at least 10 degrees cooler); caressed by soft breezes is a memory I will forever keep. It is, for me, the most special place on Earth - I know those who have been there will doubtless agree
  • Fascinating hardly comes close to describing the “Cave of Miracles." The Dominican Republic is loaded with caves and this is one of the more popular ones, a huge tourist attraction fronted by a sweeping manicured field. The tour takes about an hour to complete. Tour guides lead small groups down long, well-lit footpaths that open to some of the most spectacular cave formations available to the non-spelunking world. There are monstrous caverns dotted with stalactites and stalagmites, most still in drop-by-drop calcium-rich formation after thousands of years. This is a Mecca for Taino cave drawings, more than 250 in all, all well preserved works of ancient art. Dim lighting casts a magic glow over the rocks, and one can imagine the native Tainos’ imaginations running wild as their campfires bathed the walls in dancing, otherworldly shadows. Some clusters of rock here look like skulls, gory calcified gargoyles carved by nature. The guides are informative, and occasionally humorous. Bats populate these caves but hide during tourist hours ... for the most part. Above you are many bat holes. The guide warned us that water drips constantly in here but if you get splashed with something and it’s warm, it’s not water. That’s about as close to nature as you’d care to get, but it surely makes a fun story to tell the folks back home.
  • Este parque ocupa la porción Sur del Procurrente de Barahona, en el límite suroeste de la República Dominicana.  Incluye en sus límites a las islas de Beata y Alto Velo, así como a los cayos
  • Transcript of "National parks"

    1. 4. Las caritas
    2. 6. Vista del lago Enriquillo desde Las Caritas
    3. 8. LAGO ENRIQUILLO
    4. 11. Cueva Numero uno—El Poimer
    5. 19. LOS HAITISES Los Haitises is a huge mangrove swamp
    6. 25. Bird Island
    7. 38. LOS HAITISES
    8. 41. Montecristi National Park—El Morro
    9. 42. LA CUEVA DE LAS MARAVILLAS
    10. 50. PARQUE NACIONAL JARAGUA
    11. 52. LAGUNA DE OVIEDO—LAGUNA DE AGUA SALADA
    12. 53. ISLA BEATA
    13. 55. CAREY
    14. 56. CUCHARETA
    15. 57. COCO BLANCO
    16. 58. MANATI
    17. 61. PARQUE NACIONAL ARMANDO BERMUDEZ
    18. 64. JUTIA
    19. 65. CABOA
    20. 66. Parque Nacional Jose-del Carmen
    21. 67. BAHIA DE LAS AGUILAS
    22. 68. COSTA DE JARAGUA
    23. 69. CACTUS MELON ESPINOSO
    24. 70. ARRECIFE DE CORAL
    25. 71. ISLA BEATA
    26. 73. LAGARTIJO DE JARAGUA EL MAS PEQUENO DEL MUNDO
    27. 74. Isla Saona
    28. 76. EL CHOCO, CABARETE
    29. 80. PEDERNALES
    30. 90. LAS TERRENAS, SAMANA
    31. 91. AGUAS TERMALES, BARAHONA
    32. 92. POZA BALNEARIO, RIO DAJAO
    33. 93. SALTO JIMENOA , CORDILLERA CENTRAL
    34. 94. SABANA DE LA MAR
    35. 95. MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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