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Dudú lagoon: a wonderful place to go with the family

Enjoy in a dreamlike natural pool

Imagine immersing yourself in a blue lake with turquoise water, surrounded by ravines from which you can jump or slide on a zip line. A place where you can visit a Taino cave, observe the vegetation and enjoy a family atmosphere.

This is just what Dudú Lagoon offers, an enclave of nature on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. An attraction that many tourists visit, and that stands out for its many attractions.

Two lagoons in one

Dudu Lagoon is composed of two connected lagoons. In fact, it is the only place in the world where you can move from one freshwater lake to another by diving, making it a fascinating corner for underwater archaeologists.

The largest lagoon has a rock wall surrounding it, from which you can jump. It is also possible to jump on a zip line and cross almost from side to side this natural formation. Undoubtedly, a place to spend an unforgettable day.

The second lagoon, known as "Pozo del Caballo", is a most welcoming corner, with shallow water of an intense turquoise blue at the beginning, which becomes deeper as you advance. In addition, rock formations can be observed in the cave, where there are also remains of pre-Columbian painting. A sign that the first settlers of the island were in this place and spent quite some time.

The set of lagoons is located inside an ecological park, so in addition to a swim in the pool you can enjoy abundant vegetation, take a relaxing walk in the middle of nature and even enjoy the typical gastronomy in one of the restaurants, always preserving the family atmosphere and adventure activities to which this beautiful bathing place invites.

If you want to spend a nice family day enjoying the environment, discovering places full of history and nature, you cannot miss an excursion to Dudú Lagoon.

Tips and recommendations

To make the most of a family day at Dudú Lagoon, take into account some considerations:

  • Bring the right equipment. It is very important to bring a bathing suit and towel to enjoy swimming. Good footwear is also necessary, especially if you want to explore the area and plan to walk through the natural park.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Your skin can be affected by the sun's rays if you are not careful, so it is recommended to use sunscreen with a high degree, especially if you go with children or if these are your first swimming sessions. It is also good to wear a cap or hat to cover your head when you are not in the water.
  • Beware of mosquitoes. The heat, vegetation and water are the perfect combination for many living creatures to choose Dudú Lagoon as their home, and among these are mosquitoes. To avoid getting bitten, always carry repellent and apply it on your skin to protect yourself.
  • Respect the environment. Keep in mind that you are going to spend the day in a natural area, and therefore, you must take care of it so that everything remains intact. Do not leave any waste in the surrounding area or damage the vegetation, fauna or rock formations. Follow the instructions of those responsible for the park at all times.

What are your opening hours to visit this place?

The hours to access the ecological park where Dudú Lagoon is located are from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Keep these hours in mind so that when you arrive you will not find that you cannot enter.

How much does it cost to enter the enclosure?

The entrance fee to Dudú Lagoon is 200 Dominican pesos for those over 10 years old, and 100 for children between 5 and 10 years old.

In case you want to use the zip line, the trip is 25 Dominican pesos per person. It includes a life vest, but only for sliding down the zipline. If you want a life jacket for the whole day, you can rent it for 50 pesos, showing a personal ID.

You can also pay in dollars or euros, according to the official exchange rate.

How to go to Dudú Lagoon?

Dudú Lagoon is located next to the Cabrera-Nagua highway in the north of the Dominican Republic. If you are traveling from Santo Domingo, the trip will take about 3 hours. You can use our transportation service to make the trip comfortably.

Go by road to the town of Nagua. From there, take the highway and drive for about 20 minutes until you reach Dudú Lagoon.

In this map you can see the location and the route, to get a clearer idea of how to get to this place.

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