The 27 waterfalls of Damajaqua, a must-see natural treasure in the Dominican Republic

The 27 waterfalls of Damajagua date back thousands of years, but have only been revealed a short time ago. The first tourists came to the waterfalls and gradually everyone traveled to see this incredible natural treasure. 

An overview of the Damajagua Falls

The 27 Damajagua Falls have been there for a thousand years, but the outside world has only just discovered them. The first guided tours began in the late 20th century. Decades later, some 50,000 tourists visit Rio Damajagua every year to enjoy these incredible things. You can hike through the rainforest near Puerto Plata to find the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua, a series of cascades and canyons and a vibrant turquoise pool. You can expect a local guide at the 12th waterfall or at the top of the 27th waterfall, then momentarily plunge into the water while trying to touch the bottom if you want, then slide back down. You can expect an exclusive Dominican stay, especially thanks to the wonderful hotels of Puerto Plata.

The 27 natural waterfalls’ natural charm

Once there, the scenery will definitely amaze you! After a short and easy journey through the rainforest, a series of waterfalls connected by real natural pools welcome you. The water is crystal clear, contrasting sharply with the green of the surrounding vegetation. Throughout the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua, the long non-horizontal paths that go up and down at different altitudes offer different perspectives to the visitors; the common feeling is that the place is truly picturesque and unique. Moreover, the views allow you to taste the beauty of this place. The limestone pools are framed by an array of tropical plants and colourful birds from distant lands hovering above. Bring slippers or plastic shoes that are not afraid of water (no bags, but pack keys and cameras carefully in thick, waterproof bags). The walk starts with a river crossing without swimming. It takes about 15 minutes to walk through the woods to the first natural pool. These 27 waterfalls rush down the rock walls and cascades and naturally form nine-storey pools of blue water.

Damajagua Falls: a fascinating journey to this amazing place

This hitherto unknown excursion is both an exploration of the Dominican nature’s wealth and an exceptional underwater adventure. On the way back, you will have so many things to tell any curious person wanting to discover the place about, for example walking through nature, swimming, sliding, sometimes jumping into deep water, crossing narrow lands, climbing waterfalls and ropes or temporary first steps into this heavenly environment. Day hikes and three to four hours of very strenuous walking are required to explore the waterfalls and enjoy the surroundings. Add to that the very peaceful outings for adults and children with swimming skills.

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