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Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park

Ave. Abraham Lincoln No. 960, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
809 959 9221
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Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in Punta Cana
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Dallas, TX
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We were staying at Four Points so we took the free shuttle over and showed our room card and got in for free. Wear a swimsuit and coverup clothes and use lots of bug spray. Also bring a towel if you swim. The "park" is mainly a Nice trail that leads to several pretty lagoons. We swam for a long... More

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Val-d'Or, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

i like the course, good restaurant and it s part of the all inclusive hotel. \We get a package with golf and cart. If you don t have the package, you will pay around 504 for the golf cart per person.

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Manaus, AM
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Well I found it amazing, mainly because I went there during the summer, not many tourists, it now costs 25 USD only to enter, which is a rip off to Dominican Republic and the staff can be a bit rude (mainly when they know you won't tip them), but that's what you get when it gets popular! make sure you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Not everybody know about this place in my home town Santiago. But this is such a great, beautiful, exiting, and omgggg place haha you must go. highly recommended. chech pictures out on my instagram @yudyy07

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Zurich, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Simply beautiful! I would recommend it to everyone, specially if you are staying at one of the nearby hotels and can go basically at any time (we would go whenever the beach was too much for us!).

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Cincinnati, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lets start with the positives-the transportation arrived to pick us up from the hotel almost on time,there was indeed fresh water in the lagoons at the end of the hike, and the Segways tires were round and inflated.Now the reality.The tour description touted the multitude of flora and fauna to be seen but you were not allowed to stop and... More

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The natural springs/lagoons are just amazing!!!! Love going in to the crystal cool waters, so don't forget your swimsuit!! I highly recommend wearing water resistant shoes, and of course a lot of insect repellent!!! A great experience!!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great private tour guides. The lagoon was AMAZING-so crystal clear water. Be sure to wear closed shoes and bring plenty of bug spray. Just wear your swimsuit as you will be going into the ocean and the lagoon. Bring a towel.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an absolute must when visiting Punta Cana. There is a huge fruit tree grove, iguana park, and lots more to see. The lagoons are so much fun and a very refreshing and needed swim. We walked through on our own and had each lagoon to ourselves during our swims.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Enjoyed a cool walk under the treed canopy. Swam in the crystal clear pools and followed the path to a tropical fruit grove.Where we saw many different fruit trees.A well taken care of garden and trails. I would recommend it,for an easy excursion in the area.

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