Part of Jaragua National Park and declared a Biosphere Preserve by the UNESCO (United Nations), Oviedo Lagoon and Wildlife Sanctuary is a hidden treasure in the deep south of the Dominican Republic. This large coastal saltwater lagoon was once part of a marine channel that separated the island into two smaller islands thousands of years ago. A memorable boat tour of the lagoon and its calm waters takes you to many of the more than 20 small islands that fill this spectacular body of water. Each of these islands has unique dry forest vegetation and serves as a refuge for a wide array of native and migratory species of birds. These conditions make Oviedo Lagoon the premiere birdwatching destination in all the Caribbean. It is also home to several species of iguanas, endemic fish species, and large flocks of flamingos all year round. Definitely off the beaten path, but well worth the visit, Oviedo Lagoon is surely one of the Dominican Republic’s most important ecotourism destinations.

Rhinoceros Iguana 

(Approximately 4.0 hours from Santo Domingo)

FULL DAY NATURE TOUR (Approximately 12 hour tour)

Nature Tour Includes:

-Experienced, English speaking nature guides

-Transportation in comfortable private vehicle to and from Santo Domingo

-Park admission fees

-Boat tour of the lagoon and some of its small islands

-Birdwatching

-Short hike to park’s designated birdwatching area

-Free time at beautiful Los Patos Beach and Lagoon

-Delicious typical style lunch at Los Patos Beach and Lagoon (seafood optional)

-Refreshments and snacks:  Water, Soda, Juice, Cookies

Private Tour Pricing from Santo Domingo:

*Kids age 7 and under travel free. (2 adult minimum)

2 person private tour: USD $250 per person

3 person private tour: USD $190 per person

4 person private tour: USD $150 per person

5 person private tour: USD $140 per person

6 to 7 person private tour: USD $130 per person

8 person private tour: USD $120 per person

9 or more person private tour: Contact us

*Tour begins at 6:30 AM (Birding tours will have an earlier start time)

*People of all ages can participate, difficulty level of 1 (easy)

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