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The 27 waterfalls of Damajagua or as the locals know them (27 Charcos) is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city of Puerto Plata due to its ecological beauty and the beautiful waterfalls that have formed over the years creating natural slides on the rock to slide, this tourist attraction is made up of 27 waterfalls but most people only go through 12 waterfalls due to the time and physical effort that it would take to cross all the waterfalls in one day, the Damajagua River is located in a natural area protected by the government of the Dominican Republic.
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The tour begins at the beautiful, new, visitor center. Enjoy traditional Dominican food and beverages in our open-air restaurant with breath-taking mountain views.
Make your way to the first waterfall on our interpretive nature trail on which you will encounter hundreds of species of tropical plants and birds.
"The Virgin" Legend has it that the Taino Indians who used to inhabit the area built a statue of the Virgin Saint of the Dominican Republic, Altagracia. Unfortunately, the passage of time has completely destroyed any trace of their handiwork. The beautiful waterfall, however, has survived.
Tours climb up to the 7th, 12th, or 27th waterfall and then return through each level by jumping, swimming, and sliding down natural waterslides. Life jackets and helmets are included for the protection of our visitors.
"La Tinajita" At over 20 feet deep, this waterfall is one of the most exciting. It gets its name because it resembles a container that farmers who once lived in the mountains used to store water called a tinaja.
A fun climb and an even better slide on the way back down. Our guides will escort you up and down the falls for an unforgettable experience.
This innocent looking waterfall has the tendency to make some tourists a little red in the face. You might want to tie up that swimsuit tight...
The waterfall that falls through the domed roof gives a fantastic massage. This is the 7th level where the majority of the tourists arriving in jeep safaris turn back. For the adventurous, there are 20 more!
"The 8th" Tourists that climb up to this waterfall can be almost assured that they will not see any other tourists for the rest of the day. Enjoy the crystal clear water by sliding down the waterfall or jumping into the pool from nearly 20 feet.
The water in this fall has separated into two different levels, but opposite from what you might expect: hot on the bottom and cold on top. Remember to look at the wall to your right as you swim through the channel to see some amazing rock formations.
Diving into Crystal Clear Water at 27 Charcos
Flor Trejo was an old farmer who used to have a small plantation on one of the mountainsides near Rio Damajagua. Legend has it that one day he went to visit his favorite waterfall carrying a bundle of bananas. As he was walking over a fallen tree to avoid getting wet, he slipped, and instead of dropping the bananas to stay dry, he brought them with him to the bottom of the waterfall. Only problem was he didn't know how to swim and almost drowned.
The famous Excursion to the 27 Charcos de Damajagua, is one of the most visited destinations in the Dominican Republic, the place has 27 Charcos, between trails and beautiful landscapes, a nature adventure between the mountains, a river with majestic waterfalls each with its own respective puddles, some have a depth of about 7 meters.
The great peculiarity of this place is that you have to climb each of these waterfalls, making routes until you reach the end, and then throw yourself down its rocks using them as slides in each of them.
The Damajagua waterfalls are located about 36 km by car, about 45 minutes from Puerto Plata . This destination is considered one of the wonders of the province of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
By bus: From the Javilla stop located in Puerto Plata, you will take a bus to Santiago de los Caballeros, important note tell the driver to notify you when you arrive at the entrance of the 27 Charcos, the cost of the journey is $100 pesos.
Upon arriving at the place, visitors realize that the Damajagua Waterfalls are located within the Sención family farm, on the same property you can enjoy the experience of finding a booth where they sell handicrafts and drinks by locals. farm owners.
You can do this excursion organized or on your own, the only difference is that if you do it on your own the way to the waterfall, you have to do it on your own, the rest is organized with local guides.
You will also find an endless number of local excursion agencies where they offer you different excursions and funniest activities in the area, if you visit Puerto Plata, apart from the 27 Charcos, you should not miss the San Felipe Fortress, the Puerto Cable Car Plata, Cayo Arena , Ocean World Adventure Park Puerto Plata and Pico Isabel de Torres, among others.
If the province of Puerto Plata has one attraction, it is its more than 125 kilometers of golden sand beaches and turquoise waters dotted with palm trees and exotic nature. I invite you to get to know the best beaches in Puerto Plata, Maimón Beach, Cofresi Beach, Dorada Beach, Sosúa Beach, Cabarete Beach, Punta Rucia Beach, Costambar Beach, Cambiaso Beach.
The route has 27 waterfalls, they offer different exits and itineraries each with its price and guide, you must choose how many jumps you want to do, these are the prices according to the route and jumps you want to do. The prices include the life jacket, the helmet and the service of a guide prepared and trained for this occasion, which you should not miss.
The schedule is from 8:30 AM. until 3:00 PM. every day.
In addition to these options we offer you near the area, the Los Tres Cocos restaurant specialized in Caribbean food, the prices are very comfortable and you will also enjoy the wide variety of food that you have available.
As another of the options that we recommend is Mares Restaurant & Lounge , this is another excellent option for Caribbean food but with the difference that it is fusion, you can try a wide variety of dishes at the best prices.
We hope that with these options you can make the most of your vacation and enjoy the best options that the Dominican Republic has to offer.
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