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La Descubierta

La Descubierta is a destination in Enriquillo Valley that offers plenty of surprises!

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From La Descubierta, it is about 40 miles west to Port-au-Prince and 85 miles northeast to Santiago.

Beaches within driving distance include San Rafael Beach, 55 miles to the southeast, and Los Patos Beach, 55 miles to the southeast.

Outdoorsy types will delight in the stunning environmental areas of this region. National Park Isla Cabritos is located 6 miles away from La Descubierta, while Sierra del Bahoruco National Park lies 25 miles away.

Looking for inspiration for a day trip? Jimani is located 9 miles to the southwest, while Enriquillo Lake is 10 miles to the southeast.

Jacmel is 55 miles to the southwest of La Descubierta. This regional center is known for Cathedral of Saint Philippe and Saint Jacques, Iron Market and Salubria Gallery. Maison Cadet and Bassins Bleu are some more sites that will keep you busy.

Trying traditional food is one of the best ways of getting to know the area you are in. So be sure to stop by some of the region's restaurants and cafés.

A wonderful meal relies upon the quality of its components. Luckily for us, the chicken and plantains are amongst the world's best.

Why not sample la bandera (meat, beans and rice) and tostones (fried plantains)? Both specialties are common fare here.

For dessert, you won't be able to resist some scrumptious dulce de coco (coconut milk dessert).

Many bars will have The One on offer. Grab a round with your buddies and find out why this beer is a local favorite.

If you want to steer clear of alcohol, morir sonando (orange juice, milk and sugar drink) is an option.

Cuba libre is what you should be ordering if you enjoy a fiery spirit.

Getting your tongue around a few common Spanish phrases can often make the difference between a standard vacation and a journey into the heart and soul of the culture of a place. No comprendo means I don't understand. How much is this? is another useful one to be familiar with, so put some work into learning ¿Cuánto cuesta?

If you're here on the 27th of February, you better be ready to party. Every year on this day, the entire country comes together to celebrate Independence Day.

The only sad thing about taking a vacation is that it eventually must end. While it may be a bit tough saying "Adiós" to La Descubierta, just keep in mind that you can always visit again!

The closest airport is Toussaint Louverture International Airport, and it is roughly 35 miles to the west.