List of national parks of the Dominican Republic
Dominican national park system
The Dominican national park system includes:
- urban parks and recreational areas.
- nature reserves — protecting the country's natural habitats, flora, and fauna.
- zoological & botanical gardens — protecting the country's flora and fauna.
The Ministry of the Environment is the institution in charge of the development, administration, organization, and maintenance of all the country's natural and recreational areas. Its principal objective is to conserve the nation's natural resources and unique ecological heritage, for the perennial enjoyment of present and future generations.
National park listings
A partial listing of Dominican national parks includes:
1.) Cueva de las Maravillas National Park (Cave of Miracles National Park).
Close to San Pedro de Macorís at the south coast. Taino paintings.
2.) Parque Nacional Del Este (Del Este National Park).
In the south-east of the country/island, between La Romana and the mouth of the Yuma River. It includes the coastal Isla Saona (island) in the Caribbean Sea. 110 different species of birds and dolphins have identified within the park.
3.) El Choco National Park (Parque Nacional El Choco).
With the caves of Cabarete (Las cuevas de Cabarete) at the shore, where one can swim in them. El Choco can be explored on horses. Native orchids live in the park's habitats.
4.) Isabel De Torres National Park (Parque Nacional Isabel De Torres).
In San Felipe de Puerto Plata
5.) Isla Cabritos National Park (Parque Nacional Isla Cabritos).
On Cabritos Island of Enriquillo Lake, in the southwestern Dominican Republic near the border with Haiti.
7.) José Armando Bermúdez National Park (Parque Nacional Armando Bermúdez).
In the Cordillera Central mountain range. Contains some of the highest mountains in the Caribbean region, including: Pico Duarte, La Pelona, Loma La Rucilla, and Yaque.
8.) José del Carmen Ramírez National Park (Parque Nacional José Del Carmen Ramírez).
In the center of the island, near San Juan de la Maguana and Loma De La Viuda (mountain).
12.) Perez Rancier National Park (Parque Nacional Pérez Rancier).
Near the town of Constanza
13.) Sierra De Baoruco National Park (Parque Nacional Sierra De Baoruco). In the high Sierra De Baoruco mountain range, of the southwestern Dominican Republic towards the border with Haiti. The town of Barahona and Enriquillo Lake are in the vicinity.
14.) Valle Nuevo National Park (Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo).
In Azua Province, La Vega Province, Monseñor Nouel Province, and San José de Ocoa Province of the Cibao Central Region. Park features include Las Pirámides de Valle Nuevo, Reserva Scientifica Ebano Verde, Salto de Aguas Blancas, Piedra Letrada, and Colonia Japonesa.
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- "La Cotina", the National Tourism Guide of the Dominican Republic, published September 30, 2011
- Ecoguia Dominicana.com: Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo