Puerto Plata with its charms invites you to experience the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua ,discovered just a few years ago and submerged in the beautiful hills of the northern mountain range, this natural monument is part of the system of protected areas of the Dominican Republic.
The 27 waterfalls of Damajagua are truly a wonder of nature.
The origin of the name of the river and its pools is due to the Damajaguas, which are trees that grow on the riverbank.
The Damajaguas kept the river with water for a long time and within the waterfalls you can find these trees especially at number 12 in the pond.
The word “Damajagua” is derived from the Taíno vocabulary.
The river is the result of the confluence of numerous waterfalls and springs that are conceived in the mountain tops of the municipalities of Altamira and Imbert of Puerto Plata.
The Damajagua River, from the Northern Cordillera, has a section known as waterfalls of about 12 or 13 meters high, which is at the same time, water curtains and natural pools in the middle of the forest.
There are known waterfalls that can be traveled by local guides.
The place is a true example of ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Everything that is offered to visitors is related to the Creole and the natural.
Upon arrival, there is a typical ranch where there is a “lobby” to receive visitors, tobacco, crafts and pool.
The trip takes them along a pleasant path along the banks of the Damajagua River and through its “27 waterfalls“, each with its own personality.
You can enjoy birdsong, in addition to dialogue with expert guides that will help you ascend from the first waterfall to the last.
Enjoy crystal clear, fresh waters, cold caves, natural “slides” and huge rocks molded perfectly by the slope of the water that comes from the top of the mountains.
These pools are only 10 kilometers from Puerto Plata, in the municipality of Imbert, so it is quite accessible.
An adventure to never forget
The Waterfalls of Damajagua in Puerto Plata: the idea is that you can tour the 27 wells and refreshing and beautiful waterfalls through winding trails, while enjoying a majestic landscape.
Take 1 hour to walk the mountain and see the 27 waterfalls and wells of the Damajagua River, or live a shorter adventure only until the first 7.
This adventure, which is 1/2 hour from the city of Puerto Plata, is led by local community guides, and is for those who are physically fit.
Surprisingly, the first tourists arrived at Charcos de Damajagua in 1994, which meant that the area was a hidden treasure, a secret that the Dominicans had reserved for their visitors and it was until a few years ago that they began to be discovered by tourists.
Ten years later, the number of tourists who come every day to the Damajagua waterfall has been increasing; to enjoy what the Dominicans have known for centuries.
Immersed in the beautiful hills of the central mountain range, El Salto de la Damajagua and its 27 waterfalls are part of the system of protected areas of the Dominican Republic.
The Damajagua River lifeguard association coordinates the descent of the 27 puddles with vests and helmets, offering the visitor adventure and safety.
The Damajagua River, from the Cordillera del Norte, has a known section with waterfalls around 12 or 13 meters high, which, in turn, form water curtains and natural pools in the middle of the forest.
There are known puddles that can be traveled with local guides.
These puddles are 10 kilometers from Puerto Plata, near Imbert, so it is quite accessible and on the tour offered by Best Vacations Tours, we will offer you an unforgettable day and you will be fascinated by the exuberant beauty.
Mother Nature has made 27 wonderful waterfalls, engraved by limestone, for your enjoyment. Come and discover the most kept secret in the Dominican Republic.
Best Vacation Tours team experience
A path through the forest, being able to walk approximately 40 minutes surrounded by nature in a natural state, will take you to the first pond. Start the adventure in the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua.
Each pool has its own distinctive history.
It is an experience that can only be described when you start your adventure jumping; Glide or immerse yourself in completely crystalline waters, the adrenaline will accompany you with the experts.
Who will take you to live one of the best experiences.
You can choose between the three excursions that offer different routes:
- The excursion to the pond 7 inside the river, approximate time of 2 hours and to be able to make this trip must begin at the latest before 3 in the afternoon.
- Excursion to the pond 12, is made by a mountain where you can see the rich biodiversity and the weather, then descends into the river between jumps and you can slide down the slides. It lasts 2 and a half hours
- Puddle 27 and 12 go up the mountains and down the river between baths, landslides and jumps, with a duration of 3 hours.
You will pay a general price for each excursion and it will depend on whether you want to include lunch in your package; It includes access to the park, guides, protective equipment and the most exciting adventure.
It is good that you carry some loose money to give tips to your guides, because they strive to live the best adventure, also all the time they are very aware of their safety.
How to get to the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua?
Go to the road that goes from Puerto Plata to Santiago and, in the municipality of Imbert, 10 minutes from Puerto Plata, on the stretch of Los Llanos de Pérez, which has a small entrance about 500 meters away, you will find the 27 puddles from Damajagua.
A charming place in northern Cordillera, upon arrival you will immediately find the administration of these facilities as protected areas.
When you visit the 27 puddles of Damajagua we recommend
You should always obey the guides. They will give you the best recommendations so that your trip does not have major setbacks.
Important park rule
It reserves the right of admission and does not allow people who are intoxicated or who are consuming alcoholic beverages during the tour.
If you want to consume a little alcohol, you can do it when you have finished the excursion in an on-site bar.
You must carry with you:
- Long sports pants
- Closed toe shoes or sandals.
- Repellent (if there are mosquitoes).