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“Gorgeous falls but quite the trek....”
Review of El Salto del Limon

El Salto del Limon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We were escorted on horse back to these falls. The trails are very tricky, there are steep stairs to descend and climb on your way to the immediate falls be prepared for this. Aqua sneakers are good to bring in your backpack to the falls as the water in the falls is rocky and very slippery. We were provided with helmets and rubber boots. Bring an extra pair of socks, towel and tip money as the horse escorts we were told are not paid but rely on tips for their hard work. They even took us under the falls and made sure we were safe through the swim :) Great experience. We bought our excursion through our hotel it was less $100 a person. Worth it as before we went to the falls we were brought to a farm where we tried different things that were grown the the Dominican ( coffee, fruit, vanilla etc) shown rubber trees, shown a typical home of a Dominican that lives on the farm (campo), taken to a cigar factory,Dominican flea market and then fed a small buffet after the falls adventure. You are able to buy vanilla and other things from this tour so bring money. Full day and it was fun!

Thank chinitacolombiana
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

This falls are extraordinary..is like a hidden paradise up in the mountains..to get there we ride mules and horses for about 25 minutes, but once we did get where the falls were..it was just an out of this world experience, the beauty of the nature is priceless

1  Thank lorena a
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Really enjoyed this trip but we did think think it would be a slow leisurely horse ride but it was a very bumpy ride that was hard work and a bit hairy also! Fine if your up for adventure and we did have lots of fun but maybe not for you if your not used to horses as they do slip around on the slopes and rocks. My husband and i both had a young male guide each and it was explained that they are not paid but rely on tips. Our guides was really helpful and sweet, took lots of pictures and happily carried our belongings. We tipped them generously as they worked really hard, they were considerate to take lots of pictures for us as we swam in the waterfall water at the end of the horse ride. We enjoyed jumping into the waterfall at the end of the trip very cooling and fun, when we returned to our hotel we were a bit achy from the riding! Take minimal bags with you and towel and camera. The horses seemed in good health and they were treated well by the guides, if they were not i could not of gone through with the trip but didnt feel they were poorly treated.

Thank LadyTorbay
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went on a horse ride tour to El Limon with Santi as advised here by one of the reviewers.
First, the lady at the desk didn't speak English, Spanish only - we felt it's strange taking into account that this company is so popular with tourists. She started giving us different prices in pesos for foot or horse tours, including lunch. We didn't want lunch and asked if she got price list in English. She got one - and the price for a horse ride was 750 pesos per person (without lunch, but tour, guide, and horse included as it was written). We confirmed we wanted exactly this kind of tour and paid. It was around 3 pm, and the guide was available right away (a phone call away and was at Santi in 5 minutes). Before he came, the lady started explaining to us we need to pay additional money to the guide, showing us 300 on calculator (meaning 300 pesos for guide). Since she spoke Spanish only, we couldn't really understand if guide is included in the tour or not. The guide was a Dominican guy, around 15-16 years old (hard to judge, but he looked more like a boy than a man). He didn't speak English, either, but on our way he tried to entertain us, showing different kinds of fruits and being overall very friendly and helpful. He also seemed knowledgeable of horses, and we felt very comfortable on horses with him along. He also explained to us as good as he could that he is not paid by the company, and all money he got for doing these trips are from tourists whom he is guiding to the waterfall. At the end of our trip we gave him 500 pesos, and he looked not very pleased - as though he expected at least 1000 p. We felt pretty strange after all - what have we paid for? The entrance fee for El Limon is 50 pesos per person, then for what we paid 700 pesos per person at Santi? For them, finding us a horse with a guide, if the guide is not paid by Santi? That's it?
As for the waterfall, it's nice and refreshing, and views are spectacular. Keep in mind, though, it's pretty far away, and trip is demanding. After a 1-hour ride one way we got off our horses and needed to walk down to the waterfall (50 meters drop) for another 15 minutes. The trip back to the horses, uphill all the way for another 20 minutes, was very tough.

Thank Elena M
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

let start by saying the place is pretty getting there is and adventure with the horse riding the waterfall is very impressing nice spot if you like to explore nature.

Thank Greypam
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