The “Ojos Indígenas” Ecological Reserve is a 1,500-acre private reserve owned and maintained by the Grupo Puntacana Foundation. The Reserve has 13 freshwater eyes (lagoons), formed by outcrops of an underground river named Yauya and provides habitat for an abundance of reptiles, birds, insects, and other local fauna and flora.
LOS OJOS ECO JOURNEY
Immerse yourself in Nature and Discover Sustainability
The tour begins with a warm 15-minute welcome and introduction, highlighting the biodiversity of the Dominican Republic and the importance of conservation. The first 30-minute stop focuses on the conservation project for the Rhinoceros Iguana, an endangered species. Visitors then spend 20 minutes in an apiary, learning about the importance of bees and their contribution to ecological balance.
The next 25-minute stop highlights conservation efforts for the Hispañola Sparrowhawks, endemic birds of prey. Then there is a short 15-minute visit to the YAUYA store, which offers sustainable products and local crafts that directly support conservation projects. The last part of the tour, which lasts 60 minutes, takes participants to the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve, where the Inriri lagoon offers an experience close to nature. Here, visitors can enjoy the natural beauty, learn about the local flora and fauna, and understand the importance of preserving these unique ecosystems.
Finally, the tour concludes with a 10-minute farewell and question opportunity, where guides thank visitors for their participation, answer questions, and offer information on how to contribute to conservation efforts.
External guests: USD$80
Guests from The Westin Puntacana y Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village: USD$40