Take the Plunge!
Amongst the rolling hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range, Mother Nature etched 27 awe-inspiring pools from the limestone rock.
The falls are open from 8:30am to 4pm. Go early before crowds arrive and you might have the place to yourself! There’s no minimum group size, so you can go solo if you’d like
A trained guide will take you through the forest and up to the top of the cliffs. Everyone wears helmets and life jackets. You’ll need around four hours to make it to the 27th waterfall and back.
When you get hungry, take a break and enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch at the on-site restaurant.
A Little Help from JFK’s Great Nephew
Joe Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F Kennedy and great-nephew of JFK, helped to establish the site.
When he first visited in 2004, there wasn’t much there—and safety procedures were non-existent.
He wanted to find a way for the community to earn sustainable income from the waterfalls.
USAID and the UN Development Program funded a visitor center and restaurant on-site. Kennedy connected with restaurants in Puerto Plata and raised another $10,000 for helmets and lifejackets.
Since then, the site has grown into a popular attraction on the North Coast.
1$ US from every admission goes to a community development fund. A board of eight people, including the Secretary of Environment, oversee the project to ensure money isspent wisely. The local school plans to build a library, a church will get much-needed reparis, and foot bridges will be built over a nearby river.
- Guided jungle hike to 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua
- Helmet and life jacket rental
- Bottled water
- Dominican Buffet Lunch
- Admission fees
- English and Spanish speaking guides
The Villas Marinas team would be happy to help you arrange an excursion.