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“Interesting Lagoons, but look like woods to me.”

Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve
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Punta Cana Combo Tour: Off-Road Buggy and Catamaran with Lunch
Ranked #10 of 89 things to do in Punta Cana
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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135 reviews
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“Interesting Lagoons, but look like woods to me.”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

I chose to follow the trail markers and go without paying $99 for the tour. However, the Lagoons were interesting and some you can swim in, otherwise the trail was a long wooded area. Perhaps if you pay for the tour, maybe they will take you to a different area, if not, its not worth the $99. However, it was great exercise and I highly recommend you wear comfortable shoes and your swimsuit in the event you decide to get in one of the many Lagoons.

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Carlsbad, California
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“Segway tour of the Indigenous Eyes Eco Park”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fun learning how to use the Segways. Enjoyed the swim on Punta Cana beach and the swim in the lagoon in the eco park. Nice to see some of the natural scenery.

Visited January 2013
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Kansas
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“Paradise!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We visited this park and its freshwater pools as part of a Segway tour. It was gorgeous and a nice contrast to the lovely beaches where we spent most of our time. The pools were fantastic and you can swim in at least some of them. Bug spray is a good idea here. The trails are well marked and easy to hike.

Visited December 2012
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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Took a tour here and the water was beautiful. Easy to get too and clean. Worth the trip to go look at. Make sure you bring bug spray for the walk through the woods.

Visited December 2012
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München
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Entry difficult”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We rent a villa at Punta Cana resort, precisely in Tortuga bay, this is however Not considered being a guest at the resort. After being told that we would get access paying 10 dollar per person entrance fee, we were still denied the visit because we could not provide a so called CARD. In the end we gave up discussing the issue at the entrance. I only warn that being a guest does not necessarily give you access to the parc.

Visited December 2012
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