The Los Tres Ojos or the Three Eyes National Park is a stunning natural reserve which features an open-air cave system which leads to the three eyes of the national park or the three lakes. Just a ten-minute drive from Santo Domingo’s bustling Colonial Zone, the cave provides respite from the hustle of the city and along with a guided tour, one can learn about the pre-colonial history of the region and the significance of the cave system. The caves are fed naturally by an underground water and are decorated with stalagmites and stalactites, accentuated by the stunning blue waters of the lakes. The first two lakes and the main cave can be accessed by stairs but to get to the last and the largest lake, a boat ride is needed. The round trip of 692 steps is worth it as you can feast your eyes on a variety of aquatic life, turtles and bats.