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Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park

Address: Ave. Abraham Lincoln No. 960, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809 959 9221
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is a private...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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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Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing natural pools, two of which have small decks with ladders. Longer walk than you think to get to the good ones though - and take a towel!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Stayed at nearby Tortuga Bay and biked to the park. Bathrooms, which are clean, are available at the park entrance. The forest trails and gardens a well maintained. Cool, crystal clear water lagoons were refreshing and a nice alternative to the beach. We spent 1/2 day there, towels are a must.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Going to the park was one part of the trip it was short and not allot to see the other part was going to a local school to visit the students and see what they do. The resort gave us a bag of treats for us to give each student. That alone was the best part of the trip and... More 

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NJ
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Enjoyed the trails and the lagoons. Swimming in the lagoon and diving seemed exciting. Did not follow the trail all the way to the beach since we had to catch the shuttle back. Mosquito repellent at $10 not really necessary ...at least for us.

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Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We made our own way here and had a great day. We had already asked the guy on reception and he told us to wear good shoes, no sun shoes and watch the mosquitoes. Walking through some trees the trail began only to stop at a lagoon around fifteen minutes in, we cooled off, it was so romantic, no one... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We really enjoyed this side trip. It was purely a “self-guided tour” of Indigenous Eyes. We took a taxi from our resort in Bavaro, bought entrance to the park, and spent about 4 hours strolling, taking pictures, and swimming in the lagoons. There were only 3 other families on the walking trails, at that time. This was perhaps the best... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Deep cenote and not for those that cannot climb down steep rock stairs. Took photos on top area. Saw cenotes in Mexico. Careful of vendors selling wired rings that are not solid silver. If you never saw a cenote before good one to see Lila

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I think you refer to the Tres Ojos Park--limestone sinkhole in ground with 3 small lakes near bottom. Interesting walk down. Then we took walking tour of old colonial city--worthwhile.

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Morris Plains, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed at hotel within the PuntaCana Resort so we were able to take shuttle and get in for free. After getting wristband, we were given a small map indicating path and lagoons for swimming. After 15 minute walk through the woods along path covered with roots, we reached the first and best lagoon. It was big and had large landing... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Interesting nature walk for a change of pace. Be prepared with comfortable walking shoes and mosquito repellent. Depending on pace 30-45 min walks are rewarded with some nice scenery and a few nice swimmable lagoons...and even the sea and a beach at the very end. Saw some sea turtle nesting sites there. Signage and map is somewhat confusing...especially if venturing... More 

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