Los Tres Ojos (Three Eyes) Park is an interesting must-see excursion if you are visiting the Dominican Republic. One of the most beautiful natural wonders of the island, its name is derived from the 3 subterranean lakes located inside a series of caves, which look from the outside like three beautiful eyes. In fact, the lakes are the product of a rarely seen natural phenomenon; the water level of underground rivers rose to form these three spectacular bodies of water, as well as another external one – a process that took place thousands of years ago and around which indigenous peoples based magic-religious rituals when the Island was still called La Hispaniola.
This is a trip that will leave you dazzled, because as well as the crystal clear water of the three lakes, you will also see 4 meter high ferns, incredible colored fish and even bats!
You can enjoy your visit either on foot or by taking a small boat. The first lake you will encounter is “Aguas Azufradas” (“Sulfurous Waters”), which was discovered in 1916 and is 20 meters deep. The second lake is known as “La Nevera” (“The Icebox”). Can you guess why? . And finally, there is “El lago de las mujeres” (“The Ladies’ Lake”), so called because its shallow waters allowed women and children to safely bathe there.
Los Tres Ojos Park lies in the city of San Domingo itself, next to Park del Este on the Avenida de la Américas, so if you visit this city don’t miss out on this natural wonder that is just a stone’s throw away!
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