Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve (Parque Ecologico Ojos Indigenas), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Parque Ecologico Ojos Indigenas, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic| Map |
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The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park (Parque Ecologico Ojos Indigenas) is a wonderful tourist attraction for families who want to spend the day exploring lush tropical environments along the east coast of the Dominican Republic. The park is a nature reserve consisting of more than 1,000 acres of subtropical forest that was once inhabited by the Taino Indians. It was the Taino who inspired the name for the park, for these people referred to the local lagoons as "eyes." Some of these lagoons are open for visitors to take a swim in, so guests should bring swimsuits and towels along for the trip. Kids will want to visit the onsite petting zoo at the traditional ranch located within the park, and there are also a variety of educational exhibits around the premises where visitors can learn more about the rich cultural history of the area. There are several family-friendly excursions to choose from when visiting the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park (Parque Ecologic Ojos Indigenas), each one offering travelers a unique and truly memorable experience. The Guided Ecological Tour is the best choice for groups who want to see a wide range of local plants and wildlife while also learning about the cultural traditions of the Dominican people. There is also a Segway Eco Tour that allows visitors to venture through the many trails of the park on environmentally-friendly Segway portable transporter vehicles. Another exciting option is the Horseback Trail Ride which is suitable for riders of any skill level, even beginners.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Families that want to get the full experience of the park should bring clothes and shoes for hiking as well as a swimsuit for swimming in the lagoons.
Address: Parque Ecologico Ojos Indigenas, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic| Map
Hours: Open daily from sunup to sundown.
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