The Los Haitises National park is one of the largest and most important nature preserves in the Dominican Republic.
Up on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, on the Samaná Peninsula, is one of the loveliest landscapes in the Caribbean. The 1,600-square-kilometers (618-sq.- mile) spread that comprises what is today Los Haitises National Park was a sacred place for its pre-Columbian inhabitants, the Taínos, and today it is one of the Caribbean’s most biologically diverse regions. Explore it by water, on the ground or beneath it.
The most diverse flora and fauna in the Dominican Republic.
The park contains the greatest representation of fauna among all of the protected parks in the Dominican Republic. This rich biodiversity includes over 50 different specimens of mangrove trees, but the most popular are the red, white, and black mangroves. In fact, the park contains the largest extension of mangrove trees in the Caribbean.
This is also home to some incredible wildlife, It is easy to locate the endangered Ridgway Hawk, the Piculet Hispaniolan, the Hispaniolan Woodpecker, the Spanish Emerald, pelicans, frigate birds, herons and many other majestic birds in flight. All 20 bird species endemic to the Dominican Republic live here, including species that are not found anywhere else in the country.