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Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve

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Address: Ave. Abraham Lincoln No. 960, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
18099599221
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The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is a private protected area...

The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is a private protected area owned and operated by the PUNTACANA Ecological Foundation. Consisting of lowland subtropical forest, the reserve covers 1,500 acres of land dedicated to conservation, scientific research, and recreation.The Ecological Reserve is a forest reserve with twelve freshwater lagoons, five of which visitors can swim in. Historians discovered that the Taíno Indians, the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the island, referred to the lagoons as “eyes” because of their distinctive shape. For this reason, the Ecological Park and Reserve was named “Ojos Indígenas” or “Indigenous Eyes.”The Ecological Park consists of numerous exhibits describing the cultural and natural history of the island. Visitors can visit a petting zoo with many domesticated animals common in the Dominican Republic since colonial times, a sugarcane exhibit, an iguana habitat and many other attractions.

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So good for a day away from typical beach. Free with stay at most resorts. I recommend bringing sneakers for nature hike and sandals if u decided to go in water. We did the whole... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So good for a day away from typical beach. Free with stay at most resorts. I recommend bringing sneakers for nature hike and sandals if u decided to go in water. We did the whole loop + a little swimming in about 90 mins. Really good site seeing. Definitely a lot of mosquitos so I recommend bug spray

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Suffern, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my grandkids.. Its about a 10 minute hike in the jungle- but once you get to one of the pools you can't believe that there is actually water there. So clear and clean, have never seen anything like this. Well worth it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We swam in the Lagoon, watched the iguana and went to see the Caribbean Bay side. It was a Gold Cart tour, but we were forced to buy the pictures which was annoying

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk in a shade, swim in a fresh water pond/lagoon. Its free, just have register across the entrance.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not very sold in excursion packages and it's very beautiful, unspoilt place. Don't forget to bring repellent and prefer to come early in the morning as there are less moquitoes then. Bring some bread for the ducks. There is a beautiful beach in the end of the path. If you want to enjoy some swimming in this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Punta Cana and stayed at the Westin. The resort provides a shuttle and complimentary entrance to the reserve. The reserve is a 25-30min trail walk with a few lagoons on the way. The Guama lagoon was the best to swim in and is the first lagoon on the map. It's clean and I swam with the kids. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful lagoon, nature hike, ends in a beautiful beach (private btw). $25 per person, no reservations required, all goes to the non profit that takes care of it. Bring repellent 'cause it's a nature hike. Enjoy the view. Fishes and turtles will swim with you. Bring water shoes if you want, but try to hike in tennis shoes. Flip flops... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We has a blast spending time at the reserve. It is not very big but provides for a nice 2-3h trip. You can swim in the crystal clear waters of the "eyes" or spend some time at an almost empty beach.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Few places in the world keep intact the natural landscape with no human intervention, as it develop over time. We are lucky that Punta Cana foundation kept this wonderful native forest as an accessible public space for all to see. It's enjoyable, educational, and one of few places you can walk through virgin forest land in the east coast, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Truly worth every step of the way. You experience a small path through nature and once you reach the various swimming lagoons you are in paradise. The water is sweet, cool, refreshing and crystal clear.....supplied by an underground river. The swimming is amazing. There are several swimming lagoons and several smaller lagoons, various tracks through the forest and access to... More 

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