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Los Tres Ojos National Park

Los Tres Ojos © Swatigsood
Los Tres Ojos © Swatigsood

The 'Three Eyes' park, on the east bank of the Ozama River, is a surreal experience for visitors. The park is actually a series of huge natural caves on different levels, containing fresh water lagoons. One is a sulphuric lake rumoured to be bottomless, which is contained in a volcanic crater. The caves are festooned with stalactites and stalagmites. The pre-Columbian Taino Indians used the site for religious ceremonies.

A series of three lakes, or ojos, the site is currently one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. The caves are open from 8.30am to 5.30pm, and are illuminated at night by a myriad of coloured lights.

Address: Av. Las Américas