Bahía de las Águilas
When traveling the Dominican Republic there is one place everyone should see!
That place is Eagles Bay or by it’s rightful Spanish name, Bahía de las Águilas!
It’s situated as far away from the famous Punta Cana as you can get.
Close to the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola.
Due to that, most people don’t go but if you get the chance, go!
It’s an 8km (5 miles) long beach, situated within the Jaragua National Park, which is time consuming to get to but absolutely worth it!
And when you get there, you might very well have the entire beach to yourself.
Its beauty is unparalleled and considered one of the most beautiful and isolated beaches in all of the Caribbean!
You won’t find any hotels here and not even a store for some much-needed water or snacks, so remember to bring your own!
Our trip started in Santo Domingo, the capital and it’s some 320 km (200 miles) away.
We left early in the AM with local transport, a bus that was heading to the city of Barahona.
Here we would pit stop before heading to Bahía de las Águilas the following day!
We arrive to Barahona, a small city in the part of the country where not many tourists go.
It’s low-key, it’s cheap, it’s authentic and it’s beautiful!
We stayed a little outside the city of Barahona for a few days.
It was a nice Caribbean eco-lodge by the sea called Casa del Mar Lodge.
20 rooms divided over several small villas placed around the seaside.
Tourist season was obviously not here yet as we were just 4 people staying but it was absolutely amazing!
We even found the local fruit store nearby!
The day after our arrival to Barahona we went on the trip to Bahía de las Águilas.
In a small van we went in search of Paradise!
Joining us were two French journalists writing a story about the best beaches in the Caribbean.
The road trip from Barahona to Eagles Bay takes 3-4 hours including a few stops for pictures.
The final stop is the small town of Pedernales by the Haitian border.
On our drive through this border territory, with few people and even less tourists, we saw the true beauty of this mesmerizing country!
Luckily we also found a grocery store where we could get some much needed supplies!
Next to it, by a small lake, we rested for a while before our trip to the supposedly stunning and isolated Caribbean beach continued.
We arrive at Pedernales after loads of cool experiences and are now ready to get on our yacht that will take us to our final destination!
While we are sailing towards paradise, the most majestic beach in the world according to the locals, we are enjoying the views and already feel like we are there!
The view is good and my mind start to wander… thinking about the option of settling here some day!
I can see it, the Dane in sun, summer and Caribbean surroundings 24/7!
Oh yes, I am ready!
We finally reached the shores of Bahía de las Águilas and I have to admit, I was blown away!
I am not sure if my pictures do it justice, but in one word, it was breathtaking!
It’s not your totally classic Caribbean setting with loads of palm trees.
This is a much more arid landscape with less vegetation.
You will find more cactuses here than palm trees but it’s absolutely stunning nonetheless!
There were none, besides the two journalists we came with!
The water was nice though and the area is made for snorkeling!
So bring your gear!
While walking the beach we did see a little fisherman boat, though no people were around.
Maybe the skipper was resting underneath a cactus somewhere!
Back at our hotel, reflecting over the day’s activity, we can honestly say that it was quite the experience.
One we highly recommend to anyone planning a vacation to the Dominican Republic.
Take a few days out of your schedule and go here!
It’s a must see!
If my blog gets popular I might actually just have destroyed this beautiful place, so let’s hope nobody reads it… oh wait! 😀
Till next time, here’s the sunset from our hotel in Barahona!
Have a good one!