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“Animal abuse to the max!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of El Limon

El Limon
Dominican Republic
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Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Scuba diving
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Animal abuse to the max!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

It was a day I regret to this day. The horses are in a terrible state! They are old, skinny and malnourished. They all look in pain and defeated. On top of that, the rocky and muddy road is definitely not suitable for these animals. At the end of the road there is an open area where they sell some jewelry and paintings. They also sell jewelry looking like made of shark teeth but actually made of horse teeth. I cannot begin to describe how horrific these animals looked. Upon contacting several animal care centers in the country I was told that the horse owners hardly have any money to feed them. If you are an animal lover, this tour will break your heart.

Visited December 2013
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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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“santi rancho tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Overall, our group of 3 had a fun trip and felt it was worth it. However, being on a tight budget, we were surprised the learn that the guides were not included in the 1000 peso fee we each payed to the travel company. They walked beside us, and did work hard, but also reminded us how difficult the walk was for them! I am happy to support a local economy, but it is also frustrating that at times tourists feel they are being taken advantage of. Glad we chose horses instead of hiking (would have been a long hot bike but do able for enthusiasts) and the lunch they served us was excellent. A great day trip away from the beaches of Las Terrenas where we are staying,

Visited November 2013
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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“Walking to waterfalls in El Limon”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We are budget travellers with 2 small children. We researched our trip to make it as safe and affordable as possible for us. We were looking forward to spending the day hiking and enjoying the waterfalls but it turned into a freaking nightmare. Before we even got to the waterfall entrance we were chased down by a motorcycle insisting in showing us where to go , even though we knew where we were going. He stopped his motorbike in the middle of the road and stride in the road pointing at us to turn down the road and then managed to get ahead if us again and blocked our path and told us where to park which was at some cafe. We refused as we knew it would cost, then at the park entrance we went to pay for our family 2 adults and 2 kids 9 & 11 and they charged us for 3 adults as they didn't believe our 11 year old was 11! Then we were told "a guide" would take us up despite us telling them no more than a million times, we just wanted to walk and enjoy. then out came the horses despite us saying no gracias no gracias no gracias. We were followed my 6 horses and handlers and 3 "guides". It was awful! We weren't left alone at all. By the time we got to the waterfall one guide was left and we spent about 2 hours there. On our return down the path to our car we were swarmed by the initial guy who wrangled us into the cafe, horse handlers 3 guides all insisting that we owed them 500 pesos each per hour! They yelled in Spanish and surrounded us. I told my husband to unlock the car immediately so I could put the kids in as they were completely frightened and my 9 year old started to cry! We do not speak Spanish and this was an awful experience! In the fund we paid 1600 pesos and that was just so we could leave! The waterfall was beautiful but I digest if you go, go with a tour because in your own you are come telly at the mercy of the villagers.

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“very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

was taken to the ranch by truck was an interesting ride where we mounted our horses the ride down to the waterfall is very rough but very beautiful where u se pineapple coconut chocolate and advocadoes growing the waterfall is very beautiful the guides are absulutly great. and well worth the tip at the end areally good trip i will remember for ever

Visited September 2013
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“tooooo expensive for the ride”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

first you will be invited upon your arrive to buy some local arts or tabaco,or rum, or what ever they can get you to buy, very very pushy and harrassing vendor, the take you for a ride in a horse but the part you dont know is the horse going on a small path very very unsafe, and muddy and the voluntier guide walks near you, the path is full down hills and pot holes, the horse has to balance during the ride down and very often slips, no recomendet to take your kids in this tour,ones the ride is done you will continiu walking down hill to the wather falls, the view is great and the water very refreshing after a long walk, the inconvinicen is the place is not to big to recive big crowds at once, try to enjoy the time there because thats it for the tour nothing else to do or see beside the waterfalls

Visited September 2013
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