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Oviedo Lagoon and Flamingo Island Tour

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Oviedo Lagoon and Flamingo Island

Looking for a unique excursion? The Oviedo Lagoon and Flamingo Island Tour is a spectacular experience, which takes you to discover the natural beauty of Jaragua National Park. One of the Caribbean's most outstanding treasures for its breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife that resides in it.

On this tour we will be able to explore the Oviedo Lagoon, a natural space separated from the sea by a small line of land. The lagoon has several islets of different sizes, which are home to countless birds, iguanas and other animals. In addition, we will have the opportunity to visit Flamingo Island, home to a whole flock of flamingos that we will be able to observe and learn about their habits and behavior.

We will also spend some time in an area of the lagoon where we will take a mud bath, splashing around and enjoying ourselves like children. In addition, this mud is attributed with cosmetic and therapeutic effects, so the skin will benefit. Undoubtedly, an unforgettable experience.

Why shouldn't you miss this tour?

The excursion to Oviedo Lagoon and Flamingo Island is a unique experience that you cannot miss on your visit to the Dominican Republic. We will travel through breathtaking coastal landscapes exploring a fascinating natural treasure. We will be able to observe birds such as herons, spoonbills and ducks, as well as other specimens of the rich native fauna.

One of the key points of this tour is the landing at Flamingo Island, where the largest colony of flamingos in the Dominican Republic is located. Undoubtedly, a great attraction for nature lovers who want to discover all the great attractions of the Caribbean, both its beaches and its natural wealth, less known but just as spectacular.

In short, this tour is an experience for the senses, especially the sight with the extraordinary landscapes and the colors of the animals. Also the touch when you dive into the medicinal mud puddles and feel the mud on your skin.

Duration of excursion: 7 hours

Departure time: 9:00 a.m.

Hotel pick-up

Every day

Tour itinerary

The itinerary we will follow in this excursion is as follows:

  • 09:00 a.m. - Pick up at the hotel by the driver and the English or Spanish speaking guide. Then we start our way along the coast, enjoying the views that this area has to offer.
  • 10:15 a.m. - Arrival in Oviedo and visit to the lagoon. This saltwater nature reserve is home to 24 islets. We will board a boat and observe native birds such as herons and ducks. We will also visit an islet where iguanas live. In addition, we will approach Flamingo Island, home to the largest colony of flamingos in the Dominican Republic. Before leaving the lagoon, we will go to a point where the mud baths are located, where we can dive and splash around for a while.
  • 12:30 p.m. - After having enjoyed the visit to Oviedo Lagoon and Flamingo Island, the excursion continues to Los Patos, a typical place to relax and enjoy a swim in one of the rivers or beaches that make up the site. In this area you can also enjoy a typical Dominican lunch. If you want to do so, talk to the guide and he will take you to one of the recommended establishments.
  • 15:30 p.m. - Return to the hotel, enjoying the views again on the way back along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.

* These times are approximate and may vary during the day.

What is included with your reservation?

This one day tour includes everything you need to enjoy the visit to Oviedo Lagoon and Flamingo Island:

  • Pick up at a Punta Cana hotel or airport.
  • Overnight stay at a tropical hotel in Barahona.
  • Transportation service from the hotel by a professional driver.
  • Local guide who will explain interesting details of the trip.
  • Entrance fees to Jaragua National Park, where the Oviedo Lagoon is located.
  • Tour in a typical boat through the lagoon and some of its islets, such as Flamingo Island.
  • Drinks during the tour (non-alcoholic).

Everything that does not appear in this list is optional, so if you want something else, you will have to discuss it with the guide so that he can prepare it, and pay for it on your own.

Tips and recommendations for this excursion

  • Protect yourself from the sun. The Dominican Republic is known for having a warm and sunny climate, so don't forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Be sure to wear comfortable and light clothing, if possible in light colors, to withstand the sun. It is also very important that you wear comfortable and closed shoes, because you will be walking on rocky areas. In addition, the visit to the Oviedo Lagoon involves hiking.
  • Bring mosquito repellent. Since it is a natural environment, it is normal to encounter mosquitoes and other insects. Be sure to bring an effective repellent to avoid bites.
  • Don't forget your camera. When you see the natural beauty of the lagoon and the islets, you will want to capture images, so don't forget your camera or cell phone with enough battery power to take pictures of the landscape and wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Bring a swimsuit and towel. To enjoy the mud bath in the lagoon, and the dip in Los Patos, you will need a bathing suit and towels to dry off and change.
  • If you plan to taste the typical lunch or get something that is not included in the tour price, you will need cash to pay for it.

Where are these places located?

In order to visit both Laguna de Oviedo and Flamingo Island, we will have to travel to the west of the Dominican Republic, very close to the border with Haiti.

Can I cancel this tour for free?

Yes, you can cancel this activity for free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance. Since then, we do not admit any kind of cancellation, since our team will have everything ready to offer you the best experience.

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