We had heard about the larimar mines in this area and tried to look for information online. We were staying in a hotel in Barahona and asked around about directions. We found a moto driver that jumped in our jeepeta and took us to the location- he even had to ask directons. It was about an hour each way on a rough road (which we expected, high clearance and 4x4 required). There is not much English in this area, so bring your best Spanish. Our goal was to see the mine area and buy some Larimar. Research the prices before you go - so you know how to buy. There were lots of specimens to buy, raw, cut and polished. The people don't have much in this area and were very nice to us (with our bad Spanish). The guys at the mine say the road is much better than it has been and is fixed up. The mine (hole in the side of a mountain) was not much to look and we just peeked inside to see the conditions. Lots of people approached us with larimar to sell.