Three Eyes National Park is a protected area located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The park consists of three underground limestone caves, each with its own natural pool or lake. It is named for the three large openings in the cave walls that resemble eyes. Its impressive rock formations and crystal clear and turquoise blue waters create a spectacular scene. Stalactites and stalagmites dangle down from above the pools, creating a magical atmosphere. The park is also home to many different species of wildlife, such as iguanas, bats, and birds. Visitors can also explore the jungle around the park to spot some of these animals in their natural habitat. There is a small restaurant located within the park where visitors can purchase food and drinks before or after exploring the caves.
If you are planning to visit Three Eyes National Park, it is important to be adequately prepared. The caves get more compact as you go deeper in them, so make sure to bring sturdy, comfortable and durable shoes as the caves have many steps. Wear cool clothes since it can get hot and humid in the cave environments. Additionally, make sure to bring insect repellent as well as a camera to capture stunning views.
Three Eyes National Park is estimated to be over 6,000 years old. It is believed to have been originally inhabited by the Taino people – indigenous inhabitants of the Caribbean islands. The park was officially declared a national park in 1975. Since then, it has been preserved and maintained as a protected area for the visitors to enjoy its unique landscape and cultural heritage.
No, swimming is not allowed in any of the lakes.
Los tres Ojos could be seen in about 1.5 hours but it’s best to plan for 2 hours if you are planning to see all the lakes.
Yes, there is designated parking available for visitors to Three Eyes National Park, with a parking lot at the entrance. The parking lot offers ample space and has a designated ticket booth where visitors can purchase their tickets. It is important to note that parking spaces are limited, so it is best to arrive early.