Los Tres Ojos

Three Eyes - The Three Ponds

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Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, near the highway Las Américas. Parque Mirador del Este, in the eastern part of the city of Santa Domingo.
Open: daily 8-17.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System LightColoured Light There are no lights during the day, but at night the cave is lit up with lots of coloured lights.
Dimension: L=17 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Address: Pedro Morales Troncoso, Av. Las Américas, Santo Domingo. Tel: (809) 591-1492
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1970 declared a landmark.


a drawing of the pools by Pierre Strinati.
Los Tres Ojos, Dominican Republic. Public Domain.

Los Tres Ojos has - despite its name - four ponds. The first pond is of a perfect aquamarine tone, the second is the smallest and its water is sulphurous. The third, and biggest, is fresh water and has strong undercurrents. The most beautiful pond is the fourth pond which resembles the crater of a sleeping volcano. It is a cenote, which means the cave ceiling has collapsed and so the lake is now at the bottom of a shaft with vertical walls and sun is shining in.

The cave visit includes a boat ride across lake two. Then a concrete path leads through the upper chamber to the fourth pond.