A Reserve that consists of 12 beautiful freshwater lagoons formed by an underground river that comes up to the surface in different spots.
One of my favorite activities in Punta Cana is the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve. It is a 1,500 acre area that is dedicated to the conservation, research and recreation of local flora and fauna. This area was gifted to the Punta Cana Foundation (Fundación Grupo Puntacana) by Grupo Punta Cana.
This Reserve consists of 12 beautiful freshwater lagoons formed by an underground river that comes up to the surface in different spots. The lagoons are called ‘eyes’ due to their shape. Each lagoon has a Taino name given to represent the native people from that land.
08:30 am through 04:30pm. Latest arrival must be by 3:30pm.
It costs $50 per person to enter the reserve.
If you are staying at the Westin, Four Points or Tortuga Bay, the entrance is waived. If you are a guest at a property in Punta Cana Village, the entrance fee is $15.00 for the first guest. All other guests must pay the full fee.
These funds are used to preserve the reserve and for the ongoing maintenance and service.
For groups of 10 or more, it is recommended that you schedule a reservation. You can contact Antonio Barletta: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things to know
- The walk along the path is completely shaded and covered.
Given this, we recommend that if you decide to wear sunscreen, that you use 100% organic sunscreen while bathing. These springs are freshwater and have fish and other wildlife that get disrupted by chemicals within sunscreens.
- It is about a 40 mins walk all around. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes - preferably closed shoes.
We recommend that you bring bug spray/repellent for the walk.
- There are no public bathrooms within the reserve- please plan accordingly.
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Flip Flops (for when you get out of the water)
- Bug spray/repellent - preferably natural
- Snorkeling gear (if desired)