Lago Enriquillo is the largest lake and lowest point in the Caribbean. Its a heck of a drive from Santo Domingo, so on Saturday night Ana, Carlos, boyfriend, and I spent the night in a closer town to get an early start on Sunday morning. We stayed at Loro Tuerto (One-Eyed Parrot) which seemed to be half barn house/half bar.
Lago Enriquillo is growing too fast and will soon flood the nearby roads - its one of those places that you have to see before its too late.
|Never got the picture right!|
We drove all the way around the lake, and lucky for us passengers my iPod lasted until the very end. The landscape was beautiful.
|Sinking Palm Trees|
The place is famous for having alligators, flamingos, and iguanas. The iguanas we saw were enormous, and when we stepped out of the car they ran toward us!
|Posing for his Close Up|
I screamed in fear while the others wanted to pet the things. They were very photogenic creatures - I think they were posing for our pictures (if not planning an attack).
*To visitors of Lago Enriquillo:
There are no gas stations! Fill your tank.