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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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We just returned from an amazing experience there! the water, the trails must be experienced. It's hard to describe!

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florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just returned from an amazing experience there! the water, the trails must be experienced. It's hard to describe!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was one of the highlights of our trip. It was confusing to enter as you have to go into the Punta Cana Resort which we did not realise as we were not staying in the resort, but we eventually found our way and enjoyed an excellent day. Be careful when using your phone's maps as it will take... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this walk in the woods as a nice break from the sun around 2pm in the afternoon. The walk is an easy 20-30 minute walk through the park. We often stopped and let our boys (12 & 10) jump in the lagoons to cool off and swim with the turtles. The walk out to the beach was pretty... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the ecological reserve. We did not stay on this property. We took a taxi from our hotel. When you first come in, you have to stop at the small building on the right and pay the $25 entry fee per person. We did not want a guide (there is no need for one). Then you drive for about... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not well known and it's a shame. The small "lagoons" are beautiful and so nice to swim in. The water is so clear. It's not as blue as Hoyo Azul but as an experience, Indigenous Eyes is much better because it is quieter, less chaotic and more organized. The walk on the trails is not hard but... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like cenotes/ lagoons then the park is worth a trip. Self guided entrance is $25 US or $65/$75 for guided tour/segway.The guy on the ticket desk was prepared to haggle so have a go! Overpriced in my opinion.The park consists of a 15 minute jungle trail to a beautiful clear cenote where loss of funto be had. Then... More 

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Puntacana Resor... a, Group Coordinator FGPC at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Punta Cana as your holiday destination. We invite you to enjoy our other available Tours, such as the Sustainability Center, where we have a variety of Environmental Projects, such as the Bee apiary, Aquaponics, the Iguana pond, Worn compost and the Birdwatching Tour. Regards! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ecological Park is a very pleasant, well-maintained park on an intimate scale. There are a few springs where you can swim in refreshingly cool fresh water and others where you can admire the ancient rock formations. The park is not large so 90 minutes is probably plenty of time. We went in the early afternoon to enjoy this well-shaded,... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I've been to Indigenous Eyes on my 2 trips to Punta Cana. We stayed at the Westin, so there was no entrance fee, plus there is a free shuttle to get you there. Once there, you walk along a small path through the jungle and enjoy the peace. There are not many visitors, so you feel like you are all... More 

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Puntacana Resor... a, Group Coordinator FGPC at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Punta Cana as your holiday destination. We invite you to enjoy our other available Tours, such as the Sustainability Center, where we have a variety of Environmental Projects, such as the Bee apiary, Aquaponics, the Iguana pond, Worn compost and the Birdwatching Tour. Regards! More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We took the shuttle from the Westin and it was so convenient and easy. The "hike" is short and not strenuous. The lagoons are so pretty. Bring goggles or snorkel mask to use when you swim in the lagoons and a towel. We saw fish, turtles, & a duck. This is a must see.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

A must see place in Punta Cana. The freshness of the environment is bliss in your day tour. A unforgettable experience in Punta Cana.

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Puntacana Resor... a, Group Coordinator FGPC at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Punta Cana as your holiday destination. We invite you to enjoy our other available Tours, such as the Sustainability Center, where we have a variety of Environmental Projects, such as the Bee apiary, Aquaponics, the Iguana pond, Worn compost and the Birdwatching Tour. Regards! More 

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