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Santa Cruz de Barohana is a city located in the southern part of Dominican Republic and the capital city of Barahona Province. The city used to be a fishing town and part of Ozama department during French Colonization. The city is accessible only by boats or ferries. The city is also known as Barohana.
International and cheap flights to Santa Cruz de Barohana are directed to Maria Montez International Airport. The airport is only 10 minutes away from the city center. To enjoy the scenic view of the mountains and the bodies of water around the Barohana Pedemales area it is best to take a ferry boat. You can quickly start enjoying the city as the port is just five minutes away from city center.
Barohana is still an agricultural land and best known for its good coffee variety popularly known as Barohana type coffee. Within the city there are small local coffee houses that offer the great taste of Barohana coffee and once there you’ll end up drinking coffee the local way; straight from the tin cup, pure and unsweetened.
Barohana serves best as your base while exploring nearby towns or the city itself. There are some good hotels in Santa Cruz de Barohana but not the luxury or the five star types. Most are good for couples and honeymooners and budget travelers. From your hotel you can embark your own walking tour and head to Malecon, a beautiful place offering relaxation and quiet moments and people watching experience as you enjoy the cool palm trees and the windy weather. For a taste of Dominican nightlife, there's the Parque central where the young and adults hang out for some music and cerbeza.
Santa Cruz de Barahona is a city that had experience economic and political conflicts resulting to its unstable state. However the people are warm and are hospitable and are always ever ready to shout “hola” to people they meet on streets. Perhaps it is the people’s unique culture and hospitality that attract tourist to avail cheap flights to Santa Cruz de Barohana and enjoy some up close encounter with the people known for their beauty and smiling faces.