Drive along the scenic coastal road via San Rafael, Paraiso and Los Patos. A bit further in direction south you will reach the Oviedo Lagoon. Only a small strip of land separates the lagoon from the ocean. After a short walk along the lagoon, a boat ride will show you the beauty of the nature from another point of view. The Oviedo Lagoon consists of 22 islands of different sizes and vegetation. On a stop of one of the islands you have the chance of seeing iguanas in nature. The hike then will take you across the small island through a bleak landscape where cactuses dominate the scenery. Enjoy a perfect view over the lagoon, the Jaragua national park, the Caribbean Sea and the mountains of Bahoruco from a scenic outpost. Head back to Barahona, but stop first in Los Patos to take a refreshing dip in the river.