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“Perfect ecursions” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ecoturismo Salto del Limon

Ecoturismo Salto del Limon
Carretera Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
829-931-6964
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Madrid, Spain
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61 reviews 61 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Perfect ecursions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Santi and his family are great people. We stayed in their rancho for two nights and did two excursions: Limon waterfalls and Haitises National Park. The first one was by foot. Most of the people decide to do it riding a horse but our opinion is that you enjoy more walking through the mountains instead of being nervous upon the horse and. It took around one hour and a half to get to the Limon waterfalls, very nice place and surroundings. The way until there is relaxing, you can enjoy the trees and the sound of the animals. Don’t forget your swimsuit and most important go early because if you delay your visit you will coincide with lots of tourists!!

One recommendation: if you are going to do it by foot do the excursion for yourself, so you can go on your own pace and stop wherever you want, without a guide hurrying you up. You can perfectly do yourself because there are several paths from the road to get to the waterfall and they are all signalized. Moreover, be careful with the local guides who will try to trick you with the money and what is included in the price.
Anyway, if you do it on your own, you definitely must have lunch in Santi’s rancho (included in the price of the excursion if you decide to do it). We enjoyed a typical Dominican food for lunch: criollo chicken with fried banana, delicious octopus. All garnished with boiled rice and beans soup.

The Haitises National Park excursion was spectacular. The journey started early, first Santi drove us to the Samana Port where we took a small boat but a fast one, very comfortable up to 12 people approximately. In our excursion we were 6 tourits, Santi, the captain of the boat and the kind local guide. It took around 1 hour to get to the National Park. At the park we visited the beautiful islets full of pelicans and with caves inside and the mangroves. Inside the immense caves we saw different formations and several taino paintings engraved on the rocks. Maybe one of the most amazing things was to see how the roots of a local tree have been able to pass through the rocks. The next stop was the marvelous Cayo Levantado, a small delightful island. Cayo Levantado has a small beach surrounded by coconut palms with crystalline and turquoise water. We had free time before and after having lunch, a time for taking a bath, wandering or tasting the best piña colada we have ever had. The food was delicious, one grilled fish by person with salad, rice and fried banana. During the excursion we could drink water, refreshes and rum, delicious rum in the Caribbean. Our last stop after the paradise island was the infinity pool of a hotel in Samana. The perfect end for an unforgettable day: having a cocktail and relaxing.

In short, the excursion was perfectly organised and we enjoyed every moment with Santi and the local guide. The price of the excursion was one of the cheapest we found, so having into account how the journey was and the things included in the price, we can say we chose the ideal option. We strongly recommend doing this excursion with Santi.

Visited May 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Ecotour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

No worth the money. Cann't see anything in the caves, Lunch was not much at all, Way tooooo much time spent pounding around in the middle of the ocean

Visited April 2013
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ontario
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“Added Tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We went on a trip to El Limon waterfalls as an excursion. While the falls was beautiful and the horses we were on were excellent, we felt sorry for them. They are all in a row and although the horses were following one another, the guides that take you kept smacking the horses - not hard enough to hurt, but to make them jolt a little. The path that they take is also very rocky and slippery and the horse would stumble once in awhile. Half way back, the guides stopped us and demanded a tip, stating the tour company does not pay them. We had to argue back on the trail for 10 minutes before they let us continue. We were not happy with this at all. As well, when we were at the falls, so many other people came, that it quickly became too crowded and you couldn't move. They should only allow so many people in and out for crowd control. Not worth the money or aggravation to go.

Visited February 2013
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Miami
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“Excellent place to know.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This place is a ultra beautifull ,the view and the travel experience is outstanding.You have to rent a horse to down the mountain and then see the water cascade.

Visited December 2012
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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“horsetrek to the waterfall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The horse ride was very good, going over steep terrain to the waterfall. The horses (and the guide with the horse) had to work very hard to get us there. The waterfall itself was impressive but ultimately a bit of a let down. Definitely worth it though for the horse trek (no riding skills required). Most of the horses were provided by volunteers but every horse came with a volunteer to ensure a safe ride to the waterfall. These volunteers are not paid and rely solely on tips from the touris. We were not that well informed about this and regretted this. Seeing that the walk to and from was quite arduous, I think they deserve a good tip. Especially having seen that most of the volunteers are poor.

Visited August 2012
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