Visited the waterfall late Aug 2013 as it was advertised "the best attraction" in Samana. It was $85 pp. The trip is a short drive from the El Portillo hotel (30 min) and then it's a horseback ride on a rocky trail for about 1 hour to the actual waterfall. You can also get a cab from the hotel and walk the trail without a horse. The locals will try to sell their services to you, but it's really your choice.
The site is quite exotic and for nature lovers it is the real deal! Don't forget your swim suit and sunscreen as well as your hiking shoes...would not recommend flip-flops on this tour!!! Pack a backpack with snacks and juice or water for your own convenience.
You can take a dip in the lower fall, you can even try to get behind the fall, climb the rocks to get better pictures. The tour is usually busy, having at least 25 people. Overall is like a 4-5 hour trip or more.
What you need to know is that the tip for the guy who walks beside your horse is about $10-15 USD. We liked it!
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