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Review of Damajaqua Cascades

Damajaqua Cascades
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27 Waterfalls of Damajagua Tour from Puerto Plata
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Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure from Puerto Plata
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was amaaazing! The staff are friendly, helpful and cautious! Our guide, ChiChi was soooo funny, too. The park is beautiful, the waterfalls are amazing-- we had a great time. Make sure you eat a good breakfast before you go and bring a *disposable* water bottle (you'll throw it away at the top of the waterfalls). If you can, do all 27-- it's soooo worth it. Make sure you bring good water shoes and prepare for a great time. I wouldn't bring kids under 10, though-- its a lot of activity for little ones and some of the jumps might be too scary for them.

Oh! And they are really great to people who can't swim! The guides ferry non-swimmers around and pull them right up after they jump in. We had a friend with us who was terrified of water and she had a blast! (You can also choose to either jump or slide into the water).

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The walk from the base is about 45 minutes, mostly uphill and with primitive, so you better make sure you don't have a hangover and you should be in decent shape. We did 12 waterfalls, you have to jump down or slide down which can be intimidating. The highest jump was about 25 feet. Sliding down on the rocks looks dangerous but it doesn't hurt your back. There is a bar at the base where you can swap stories. I took my gopro camera got some good videos and stills. You wont' be able to take anything with you that cant get wet. There are guides in front and in back, they are good and show you which way to go. You don't have to book this tour through a tour operator, you can drive there yourself, its just south of Imbert on the road from PP to Santiago. There is a sign on the left. Entrance is about RD$325 includes helmet, vest, and guides (but not their tips).

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Organized, clean, perfectly fun afternoon for friends and family. My teen daughter had a great time, and we felt safe and challenged by the jumping and sliding from waterfall to waterfall.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you're paying for this excursion at a hotel, you are paying 400%+ of the actual cost. The drive is very easy, from Puerto Plata, just go down the main road on highway 5 and then turn left onto a dirt road with a sign that reads "27 Charcos". The ticket and rental center will be shortly ahead on the left. All Dominicans know about this place so they can taxi you and your group there for much less. The price to slide, jump, walk through 12 waterfalls is 340 $RD, that's not even $9 US!!! Water shoe rentals are only 50 $RD. They provide you with a helmet and life jacket so swimmers of all level will do just fine. We brought a non-waterproof camera and Buco, our guide did an amazing job keeping it dry and took tons of great pictures for us (we didn't even have to keep asking him to take pictures of us, he snapped good pictures at every photo op we had). The hike is about 30 minutes, mostly uphill to the first waterfall and can be a little strenuous for some who are out of shape, but the reward is completely worth it. The entire experience was amazing, traveling through canyons with water cascading down carving walkways and slides. It's not warm, but you'll quickly adjust. In comparison to SoCal water, it's very nice. Most guides would rush you out of there, but Buco let us slide and jump down the last two slides over 6 times. He even found some clean mangos from the jungle for us to snack on. When you've had enough of the waterfall, you can celebrate your triumph over the slides and 20 feet jump with some cold beers and shots. By the way, also very cheap and not overpriced just because they're at a tour site. How awesome is this excursion? We came back 4 days later to do it all over again.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have been to 27 falls many times. It is very easy to get to. Right off of the main road outside of Puerto Plata. You start out in a small building where you pay a few dollars for a guide. Then put on some rubber shoes, a helmet and a life jacket and head across a small hanging bridge into the tour.
On the way to the falls your guide will tell you about all the local vegatition and cut you a piece of sugar cane to chew on. You walk through several small creeks along the way to the falls. When you arrive at the first fall it's amazing how beautiful they are. If you want to see them all. You will need to get up very early. If you want to see just a few it only takes a couple of hours. This is a grat trip for all ages. I have been with my friends and with my teenage children, Everyone loved it.
Don't pay for the trip at you hotel or resort. Just drive or Taxi there. It's a lot cheaper if you just show up and pay the park. They supply the guide. I recommend wearing an old pair of shoes. If you wear their rubber shoes the rocks from the river get into them and you have to stop all the time.
This is a mst see on the North Shore.

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