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

You may enjoy staying in Higuey if you plan on visiting Pozo de la Virgen, since those visiting this part of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, perhaps because there aren't many lodgings in the vicinity.

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 particularly indicated for its choices of meal options, but patrons will still come across at least some places to share some delicious food. The most nearby restaurant is Cotubanama, which serves Mediterranean meals. Cotubanama is just about a short distance away away from this site's location, so stop in and dig in!


Contact Information

Location: Calle Augustin Guerro, Higuey, Hispaniola


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