I was in Samana last month to teach some scuba diving classes. While there I met Bart...oh boy! For those who have met him, know what I'm sayin. This is a review for the zipline but Bart HAS to be mentioned. It's part of what made the trip so fun. There were 12 ziplines that crossed between 2 mountains. I was surprised at the speed you could pick up. Each zip brought you closer to the bottom of the mountains (which an incredible waterfall awaited for us). Our group was able to hangout and enjoy the waterfall; we all swam and the local Dominican boys showed off! It was crazy how they can climb these rock walls with no shoes and super ease. Several of them scaled 20ft up a tree then jumped in the water from there....this tree wasn't but 8" in diameter. From the waterfall, we took a short hike over to Bart's Eco lodge...that is a master piece in itself! The local guys who work for Bart then put on a demonstration about local food. It was sooo good!! The staff was awesome and you can tell they enjoy what they do. So after this huge rant and rave, it comes down to This experience was awesome!! Ohh, and Bart's parents were there. They are a hoot and a Hillary as well!!
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