The Dominican Republic´s Los Haitises National Park

Los Haitises is a protected virgin rain forest covering 826 square kilometres (319 square miles) not far outside the province’s capital, Santa Bárbara de Samaná. Accessible by boat and 4-wheel-drive vehicles, it’s an ideal spot for hiking, paddling through the mangroves, and seeing the art and glyphs of the island´s pre-Columbian Taíno people in caves such as La ReynaSan Gabriel, and La Línea. One particularly lovely spot here is Cayo de los Pájaros (Bird Key, pictured here), with pelicans and frigatebirds wheeling above and myriad other species, as well.

Read more in our post Samaná: The Dominican Republic ´Au Naturel´.


Francois Gagnon


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