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“Added Tour” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ecoturismo Salto del Limon

Ecoturismo Salto del Limon
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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
Thank michy13
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“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
Thank Diaz1972
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“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
1 Thank Jill C
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The place to meet mother nature.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Deep into the rainforest, this waterfall is a diamond of nature, cristal water and great place to swim.

Visited March 2012
Thank oscar_monzon
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We were sent to Chez Santi in El Limon, the restaurant outpost for Santi Rancho for our excursion to El Limon - the must see waterfall on the Samana Peninsula.

Santi is a warm and welcoming (and english speaking) host. He arranged a guide for us to El Limon waterfall, and we had a delicious lunch afterwards at Chez Santi. He kindly accommodated our request to walk to the falls as opposed to riding on a horse for most of the trek. This was fun for us but it is a strenuous walk, only recommended for those in good physical condition.
While on our trek, I saw that many other tour groups were led by young children, and I really appreciate the fact that Santi does not use child labor. The meal we had after our adventure was delicious, especially after the long hike.

I highly recommend making arrangements to visit El Limon through Santi Rancho. There are many "tour guides" in the area as you approach El Limon, and I suggest that you go only with a reputable establishment like this one.

Visited April 2012
Thank Korri_J
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