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    Default Interesting spots to visit in the South

    early september we'll be staying 3 days in SD and then have another 7 days to visit the larger area.
    we plan to (again) visit bahia de aguilas. any recommendations for other worthwhile spots (incl. the interior) between pedernales and isla saona?

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    I wrote this thread in 2009 during a two week trip to Barahona and the surrounding areas. There's lot of useful info: http://www.dr1.com/forums/south-west...checklist.html
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    Lago Enriquillo was a must-see couple of years back. The crocodile watching was my favorite, when the lake was still with lower water levels and boats operational. They had a curative sulfur spa which has now been completely ruined by growing water levels in the Lake. Emergency sessions are being held because the Lake is growing uncontrollably.

    Also Polo Magnetico by Cabral is a nice hangout spot for observing optical illusion where you can have a soda can roll uphills, or even a car seemingly go uphills in neutral.

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    Visited ur post Barahona Checklist nice, very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tymone View Post
    Visited ur post Barahona Checklist nice, very helpful
    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    Lago Enriquillo was a must-see couple of years back. The crocodile watching was my favorite, when the lake was still with lower water levels and boats operational. They had a curative sulfur spa which has now been completely ruined by growing water levels in the Lake. Emergency sessions are being held because the Lake is growing uncontrollably.

    Also Polo Magnetico by Cabral is a nice hangout spot for observing optical illusion where you can have a soda can roll uphills, or even a car seemingly go uphills in neutral.
    What's causing the lake to grow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuarhat View Post
    What's causing the lake to grow?
    The lake has no water exit. When it rains there is no where for the water that flows into it to grow. It's been an increasing problem since Olga. Now there is 6"+ of water over thr road west of it.

    This is a huge problem for the southwest region.

    And news on any solutions being considered? I understand the flooded road problem is over 2km.

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