List of national parks of the Dominican Republic

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Designated and managed as the national parks system are: urban parks and recreational areas, natural habitats and zoological - botanical reserves where the country's flora and fauna are protected. The Ministry of the Environment is the institution in charge of the development, administration, organization, and maintenance of all natural and recreational areas. Its principal objective is to conserve the natural resources as well as ecological patrimony for the perennial enjoyment of present and future generations.[1]

This list is for national parks in the Dominican Republic. For national parks in the similarly named country of Dominica, see List of national parks of Dominica.

Partial list of National parks in Dominican Republic.

"Parque Nacional Del Este": in the south-east of the island between La Romana and the mouth of the Yuma river. Part of this National Park is the wonderful caribbean island Isla Saona. In the park live 110 different birds and dolphins.
Parque Nacional "El Choco" und "Las cuevas de Cabarete" - the caves of Cabarete. Only one mile from the windsurfer's paradise Cabarete. One can swim in the caves. You can go to El Choco with horses. You will find orchids in the park.
"Parque Nacional Jaragua": in the south-west of the Dominican Republic. 130 different birds. 4500 years old Taino paintings.
Jaragua National Park (Road2)
"Parque Nacional Armando Bermúdez": in the mountains of the Cordillera Central. Contains the highest mountains of the caribbean (Pico Duarte, La Pelona, Loma La Rucilla and Yaque.
"Parque Nacional José Del Carmen Ramírez": in the center of the island, too, nearby San Juan de la Maguana, close to the mountain Loma De La Viuda.
"Parque Nacional Los Haitises": at Samaná Bay. 700 different plants, 110 different birds.
Los Haitises Park
"Parque Nacional Monte Cristi": in the north-west of the Republic, close to Haiti border.
"Parque Nacional Isabel De Torres" in Puerto Plata
"Parque Nacional Isla Cabritos": on Cabritos Island in the Enriquillo Lake, in the south-west close to Haiti.
"Parque Nacional Sierra De Baoruco": nearby Enriquillo Lake and the town of Barahona. Some very high mountains.
"Parque Nacional Pérez Rancier", Valle Nuevo close to the town Constanza
"Cueva de las Maravillas" - "Cave of miracles", close to San Pedro de Macorís at the south coast. Taino paintings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Cotina", the National Tourism Guide of the Dominican Republic, published September 30, 2011