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“27 WaterFalls.. Most Awsome trip ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls)

Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls)
Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Puerto Plata
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Lower Sackville, Canada
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“27 WaterFalls.. Most Awsome trip ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We went on this day trip to Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls) and it was the best time ever .. Our guild ELVIS was the best ...You must know that THIS IS A VERY LONG WALK ON ROCKY TERRAIN and a lot of climbimg and swimming , The guilds on this tour are Awsome aswell and they are there to help you evey step along the way , They will even swim with you on there back and hoist you up some of the harder climbs.. We had people aged from 20-55 with us and everyone made it to the 7th waterfall and we all had the time of our lives :)
Well worth the money ... After the falls we got to see locals making stone pieces, Amazing stuff, Then off to Moma Dora;s for a little homemade chocolate .. It was a great trip all around

Visited March 2013
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“Not for the faint of heart so beware! Scary!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We booked this excursion from a vendor on the beach and it was part of the jeep safari one. We saw many other sights, local village, cigar making etc and had a wonderful buffet lunch with rum and cokes so it was a great excursion overall. However the waterfall part was very extreme and we were a bit mislead about it. Biggest advice: wear extremely good walking shoes that can get wet, not cheap Walmart water shoes like we did. We were told we would have a good hike to the waterfalls(only 7 were accessible at the time) and then we could jump down, slide down or we could walk back down.
When you arrive you are told to bring nothing with you, including camera. Bring water and leave at the bottom of the falls, you will need it if its hot. Then you get a small(short) life jacket and helmet. If you don't have water shoes you can rent these strange dress shoes for $2. Then you have a good half hour difficult hike, crossing about 5 streams of freezing water with slippery rocks. When you get to the 1st waterfalls the guide announces hope you are all strong swimmers! Umm, no we're not. Beautiful waterfall but to get to it you have to cross deep freezing water(think hypothermia kind), then crawl up a narrow wooden ladder, then swing a bit with a rope across the rocks. There is a guide to help you. There are 6 more to do after that one. But to get down you have to jump (quite high)or slide down big rocks OR come back down the rope and ladder system, all in your soggy slippery water shoes. No walking down. Once i started to cross the freezing water I had a panic attack and turned back. I sat on the rocks with another lady Lu from my group. Really wished we had water. We saw many people turn back from other groups. We waited approx 40 minutes (no watch) for our group to finish. When we saw our hubbies and the others jumping from the rocks, it looked insane! My hubby said the first waterfall was the easiest, the rest was extremely scary and he was very thankful I didn't try. I am very active, great shape (but very petite) and a cyclist in my early 40's. many very fit men were heard saying never again. Then we had to hike back down the same way, still no water.then we had our lunch buffet then it was all good!
So just FYI that this is not for the faint of heart. You need to be in shape, be a good swimmer ( for swimming against currents) and be very brave! The rest of the excursion I highly recommend.

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

i like the staff working here at this resort room dont was too good but is ok u dont come to be in the room alway

Visited January 2014
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Southfield, Michigan
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“So much fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We visited DR and could not pass up going to the falls. We had a wonderful time and our guides were tons of fun. They allowed us to bring our cameras, kept them dry while going from each fall, and even took pictures/videos for us so we wouldn't miss our adventure. It was great for our two boys, 8 and 10, who were given life jackets and helmets to assist them through the deeper parts of the falls. We climbed and jumped and slid our way through the falls and had an amazing time. The walk to the falls is almost a mile, so just be prepared for the trek.

Visited October 2013
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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“Exciting Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

You should do this if you are in the area, a once in a lifetime adventure! We did 12 falls, since we heard that was a easier walk. Remember to take a bottle of water for the 45 minute walk and a camera for the beautiful views.

Visited January 2014
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