The Dominican Republic has a predominantly sub-tropical climate with marked variations from semi-arid to semi-humid. The Tropic of Cancel passes through the North and guarantees excellent atmospheric conditions for most of the year, similar to the other countries in the Greater Antilles.: Cuba, Porto Rico, Haiti, and Jamaica.
Carnival Fiestas (date varies)
Saint Jean the Baptist (Vicente Noble community)
Saint Michael the Archangel (Los Patos community)
Our Lady of the Rosary / End of the Patron Saint's Festivities
Saint Andrew (Las Salinas community)
The climate in Barahona and its surrounding areas is very varied, from wet tropical to dry steppe in areas near the border. You can enjoy the heat of the Caribbean coasts or shelter in the mountains with lower, cooler temperatures, just a few kilometers away. Temperatures range between 14 and 32 degrees centigrade although in specific areas lower temperatures have been recorded; for example, in the Pelempito Hole and in the upper Enriquillo Lake area.
The geography is rich in accidents of nature, the flora, fauna, endemic species, beaches, lakes, lagoons, and mountains. Plus, it has the largest lake in the Antilles, the Enriquillo Lake. The Southwest Region has definitely been blessed by Mother Nature.
Barahona, with a surface area of 1,739.38 square kilometers, is entrenched in a plain on the Caribbean Sea coast, 204 Kms. From Santo Domingo. Its neighboring provinces are North Bahoruco, South Pedernales, West Independencia and Northeast Azua.