Pozo de la Virgen

Legend has it that when a fire threatened the nearby religious building, a miraculous spout of water shot from the Pozo de la Virgen (Well of the Virgin Mary) and doused the flames. Whether the tales are to be believed or not, this is a Holy Shrine for Catholics and an often visited site for people in the region.


Pozo de la Virgen is not much more than a well, and it is its legendary history that makes it a notable visit. When visiting look for a white well with a red roof right in the middle of the street.

Staying Close

Pozo de la Virgen is located in Higuey, meaning those visiting this part of the Dominican Republic will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. With just a small number of hotels in the region surrounding this historical site, less foot movement should be bargained on.

Hotels near Pozo de la Virgen
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Hotel Don Carlos Hotel Hispaniola 0.7 mi. (1.0 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

The neighborhood nearby Pozo de la Virgen is not especially known for its selection of dining options, but tourists will still come across at least a few eateries to eat a meal. Cotubanama, which serves up Mediterranean dishes, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. The restaurant is maybe around a short distance away from this landmark, so grab a table and enjoy a meal.


Contact Information

Location: Calle Augustin Guerro, Higuey, Hispaniola


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