Your professional guide will pick you up from your Punta Cana hotel and transfer you to Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, a protected 1,500-acre (600-hectare) park privately owned and maintained by the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation. Learn from your guide about the foundation’s work in scientific research and the conservation of native and endangered species.
After a safety briefing, ensuring a safe and fun adventure for all, hop aboard your Club Car 4x4 buggy – a small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicle that’s a pleasure to operate! Drive (or ride, if you opt to be a passenger) your two-person buggy down a network of park trails, following your guide through the tropical forest until you reach the spectacular and unspoiled beach of Playa Blanca.
Here, you'll have the opportunity to swim and play on a white-sand beach shaded by coconut palms. Wade into the crystal-clear water in this tropical paradise or take a break from the excitement with an ice-cold soft drink or bottled water in hand.
Then, follow interpretive trails back through the reserve and head to one of 12 freshwater lagoons – habitat for many birds, reptiles and insects. Pass an iguana habitat, a fruit tree garden, petting zoo and sugarcane exhibit, and learn about the natural and cultural history of the Dominican Republic along the way.
When you arrive at one of five lagoons available to visitors, dip into the refreshing, clear waters for a delectable swim. Learn about the Taino Indians who first inhabited the island and called the lagoons ‘eyes’ because of their distinctive shape. Discover more about the native flora and fauna from your guide, or just relax in this magical setting, before your adventure ends with drop-off at your hotel.