Los Tres Ojos, in the eyes of Santo Domingo

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Los Tres Ojos, in the eyes of Santo Domingo

Thousands of years ago, the separation of an ancient lake, provoked by an earthquake, caused the impressive limestone formations in Santo Domingo.

A protected site since 1972, Los Tres Ojos National Park is comprised of three lagoons of clear water that, under the rock of the caves that house them, are coloured with a myriad of shimmering lights. Fed by the Brujuela underground river, these small caverns were once used in the religious ceremonies of the Tainos, a Native American tribe that occupied the West Indies before the arrival of Europeans in the 15th century. Since then, stalactites and stalagmites have been reigning supreme among the park's rock formations.

Discovered in 1916, the three lakes are accessible by modest boats. The sulphurous waters of Aguas Azufradas are rich in calcium and minerals, the Nevera protects you from the surrounding heat, and the Lago de las Mujeres provides refreshment. Beyond its geological wonders, the national park has an abundance of exotic flora and fauna.

Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos
Avenida de Las Americas
Santo Domingo 11604

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