Damajagua Waterfalls
Damajagua Waterfalls
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Damajagua Waterfalls is made up of 27 "waterfalls"—there are in fact only around 12 waterfalls with the rest being pools—and offer a great day of adventure just outside of Puerto Plata. You'll start your journey on a challenging jungle hike, before getting to the first waterfall. Once there, you can take on 18-foot jumps, zip down natural slides, go canyoneering, and swim through caves. Visiting with a guide and wearing a life vest and helmet is mandatory. You can book a tour from Puerto Plata, which typically includes equipment, lunch and transport. You can visit all 27 waterfalls, though most travelers go for guided tours which only cover the 12. – Tripadvisor
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  • ramblingroadtripers
    Sunnyside, New York25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great staff at Park.
    We had an amazing time. Wander, the main guide, at the falls was very patient. He and his team made sure we were well hydrated on the hike up and stopped a few times (to give us a rest) as pointed out native plants. The guys handed out mango from the trail. They made sure our group was together and supervised the slides and jumps to makes sure everyone was safe and having a good time. The staff providing vests, helmets and water shoes were very helpful. The restaurant food was fresh and the staff kept the buffet stocked and areas clean. They were attentive as well. All around a great time.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • ONTARIO1981
    260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Group Adventure
    What a fun family activity! There is a 40 min hike that includes uphill. The staff are very good at providing water and breaks for those who need it, never leaving anyone behind. The thrill and excitement of the natural slides into the caves was pretty cool. It was a great group excursion for our family on a recent cruise. Highly recommend!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Hiker1114
    Queen Creek, Arizona14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning! Great guides and photographers!
    We wanted to be able to jump off the waterfalls and were told that on the Carnival excursions it was not allowed, so we booked this. We are SO glad we took this excursion. First, although we had to walk out to the sidewalk outside the port to meet our guide, it was well worth it as we had a very small group of only 8 in a very comfortable van and bottled water was supplied. Our guide was amazing! He explained all about the areas we went by, spoke perfect English and was with us the entire time. Our driver stayed with the van, so we could leave everything inside until we were done and needed towels or dry clothing or money. They fitted us with vests and helmets and we hired a private photographer who took amazing photos for us the entire time for $45 and we got a thumb drive at the end with all of them. The hike was great. They let us rest a couple of times, but it was not bad at all. When we got to the falls they made sure we were buckled in and had our helmets on. And then we jumped. At that point a few groups were together, but still not a lot of people, and the 8 of us pretty much were together the entire time. Then we slid down rock slides and jumped again and slid some more and just had the best time in the canyon. So gorgeous! Got back and had a banana (fresh from a roadside stand) and headed back to port. Perfect way to visit Puerto Plata. This company is awesome and we have done many excursions with them in many ports. So professional.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 December 2023
  • ExploringME
    Maine92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun jumping and sliding!!
    We did this experience as a shore excursion while on a cruise. I did this with my wife and 3 boys ages 18, 18, and 19. This experience requires a short 40 to 45 minute hike to the first jump. Enjoy the hike, it is beautiful. Once you make it to your first jump, the real fun begins. We felt safe the whole time. To sum this experience up, my wife said this was the best excursion I ever booked, and she is scared of heights. A few jumps and a few slides, it was so much fun!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 January 2024
  • singletk
    Weston, Connecticut22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Damajagua Waterfall Full Experience
    This was one of my favorite excursions. Although a bit apprehensive about the initial hike, it wasn't a problem. I was glad I wore old sneakers rather than water shoes for the extra support. The time went by too quickly. Guides were very good. There were ladders for those who opted not to jump or go down stone slides. There was an additional charge for lockers which were essentially mandatory (no option to just leave a towel there). If you don't need glasses, leave them behind. I wasn't comfortable hiking without my glasses, so a guide took them when we went down the falls, returning them at the end. I had my cell phone in a waterproof pouch under my lifejacket. It was difficult to manipulate and many pics weren't great, but they're a nice reminder of the trip. Purchasing photos was expensive (in my opinion).
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 March 2024
  • Anthony J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must have Closed Toe shoes
    You MUST have closed-toe water shoes. It would be best to have something with support like Teva Closed Toe Hiking Sandal. If not, you have to rent closed tow water socks, which do not have support on the sole for the rocky terrain. The hike up the hill is a little strenuous, but they frequently stop for breaks. I can see where the hike up the hill can be difficult in the rain, but there have been improvements along the path with stairs and boardwalks to make the journey less slippery. The two water falls that you jump from are not too high but challenging for some. The slides are great, just keep your elbows tucked in. It was a great experience and would highly recommend it to anyone that is a bit adventurous.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 April 2024
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Cassondra C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
From the personalized pickup “literally just me and my husband” on a small bus Jesus gave us an education about Dominican culture, some Spanish lessons that we need to really work on, gracias professor, cold waters, mamajauna drink ;-) a must try, Cuba libre drinks and so much more! We joined up with a larger group at the falls and had about a 20 minute hike in the jungle to the waterfalls. It is hot and muggy and does take some effort so make sure you are able to hike and climb uneven surfaces. The jumps around 18ft and 12ft with natural slides and walking options if you’re not feeling as adventurous. They provide helmets and life jackets. Be prepared with cash to tip these amazing locals who work hard to give you an amazing experience. We booked thru Marysol Tours, you have to walk a bit to get to your guide with sign. You end up walking thru 2 gates and then turn left and walk a ways to guides with signs. They are not inside cruise port area. I would do this a million times over because of our great tour guide Jesus and paparazzi photographer Ricci ❤️
Written 14 August 2022
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HungryJenB
Frisco, TX14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We came to Puerta Plata as a port on our cruise. We booked a zip line & waterfall combo excursion through Iguana Mama Tours, & it was absolutely great! Carlos (from Iguana Mama) was a delightful guide on our bus ride. Angel (also from Iguana Mama) was our guide for the zip lines & falls, & he was fantastic! ChiChi was our additional guide once we got to Damajagua, and he was so much fun - he made leaf crowns for our 2 teenage girls & even threw rocks at mango trees to get us some delicious fresh mangos to eat as we hiked! The zip lines we super fun & the views were beautiful! Jumping & sliding down the waterfalls was absolutely amazing! Our teenagers said it was their favorite excursion ever!
Written 30 July 2021
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Sunpeer
Medina, NY16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is an amazing excursion!! Read the reviews and do your homework to be prepared. I booked thru Vacations To Go - Puerto Plata Adventures. We started as a group of four at the NCL dock with guide and driver in a very nice mini van. When we got to the site we joined others to form a larger group less than 20. Our guide stayed close with us. The life jackets were clean and in very good shape. I was given a helmet which was swapped immediately with one for better fit. Listen to the guides and follow their instructions … they know the drill and are friendly, informative and caring. Be sure you have a good water shoe that can take the over the road hike. It’s a well worn path, but you are traversing rocks, mud and roots not the beach or your backyard pool. I’m 73 and the 40 plus minutes of up hills and down hills took effort. I paid 40 bucks for photographs and it was the best… Pedro was like having a personal coach.. lighthearted, encouraging and getting pics of the moment. I grew up around lakes, rivers and waterfalls so this took me back to my childhood. The jumps are cautious but not dangerous. Totally FUN. The water is cool but not freezing and is clean. Not clear but defiantly not muddy, kinda grey-blue green. The guides gave a helping hand when needed at every turn. When you get home you can Google Earth Damajagua Falls and say “I Jumped!!!”
Written 19 February 2023
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Robert N
Great Falls, MT2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The trip in its entirety was “okay”.

What we liked: The waterfalls themselves were good fun, the tour guides were safety conscious and fun people. The ride is fairly short, and the area seems safe. The actual walking part was not difficult (mid forties in our group, a couple of health issues, but in reasonable shape).

What we did not like: our experience was apparently atypical, according to other tour goers and the cruise guest service, so consider that.

First, they did not gather the group at the time the tickets showed. We discovered that the reason for this was that there were not enough people signed up for our package (zip line + waterfall). We were given the option to consolidate to the waterfall-only tour and be refunded the difference, and so left later than we had booked.

We got to the top of the hike and quickly bumped against other tours lined up in front of us. It nearly tripled the estimated hike time. They gave no explanation as to why, but seemed confused as to why themselves. Later they told us that it wasn’t normal (as anyone would).

That wasn’t so irritating except we hear and later see people from our cruise zip lining! They zipline right in front of our already backed up group and get front of line privilege, further delaying our fun.

We got back to the embarkation area with about 1 hour to spare before need to queue up for security to get back on the boat. It was infuriating that the delays essentially meant that we stood in line all day and that was the entirety of our Dominican Republic experience.

Recommendations: they have lockers and water shoes for rent ($8 each as of April 2023). The ground is a bit rough, so if you bring your own water shoes make sure they have treads.

They provided us with 2 free bottles of water each before heading up, and bins are placed along the way to dispose of them.

If I did it again I would have brought a light snack, hiking shoes, and a dry bag to put my hiking shoes in when swapping to water shoes. Actually, if I did it again I would get a taxi to the area and just walk it myself without all the guides. The set price on taxis that was advertised would make the round trip cheaper than the tour price and I could have simply walked past the tour groups that could only go as fast as the fattest tourist.

There is a bunch of souvenir shops at the base of the hike area if that sort of thing interests you.

All in all, it was a good trip, it just wasn’t quite worth the wait for us, though. Better luck to you.
Written 4 April 2023
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SunInTheFun
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had a blast. It was adventurous and exciting. The guides are professional and caring. We did the 12 jumps NOT the 27 as you have to climb the mountain to start the descend. The climb for the 12 jumps is approx 45mins. As soon as we finished there was a great meal waiting for us. Well done day trip. One of our high lights!
Written 16 February 2020
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robertmQ7002IJ
Hayward, WI125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was an excursion from a Carnival Cruise. We booked through the cruise line. They pick you up in an air conditioned bus and you travel about 20 minutes to get to the park. The hike is intense, but the guide stops often for breaks. The scenery is beautiful and the water falls are amazing. You have the option to leap into 2 of the water falls or you can slide down or walk down. We had a blast. The guides and the "paparazzi" are great! Very funny & friendly. Would definitely do again!
Written 4 February 2020
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Enzo Christine F
Atlanta, Georgia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Our family of 7 had an amazing time. We range in age from 12 to 44. Every one of us found the excursion to be exhilarating and exciting! We were on a Carnival cruise excursion and did the zip and dip option. We hiked for about 45 mins up a trail and completed 5 zip lines, 2 suspension bridges and the falls slides. The hike is a little strenuous and I would not recommend for anyone with younger children, older adults, or anyone with a health condition. The guides, Chocolate and Berney were phenomenal.
Written 17 July 2022
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ramblingroadtripers
Sunnyside, NY25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had an amazing time. Wander, the main guide, at the falls was very patient. He and his team made sure we were well hydrated on the hike up and stopped a few times (to give us a rest) as pointed out native plants. The guys handed out mango from the trail. They made sure our group was together and supervised the slides and jumps to makes sure everyone was safe and having a good time. The staff providing vests, helmets and water shoes were very helpful. The restaurant food was fresh and the staff kept the buffet stocked and areas clean. They were attentive as well. All around a great time.
Written 3 August 2023
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singletk
Weston, CT22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This was one of my favorite excursions. Although a bit apprehensive about the initial hike, it wasn't a problem. I was glad I wore old sneakers rather than water shoes for the extra support. The time went by too quickly. Guides were very good. There were ladders for those who opted not to jump or go down stone slides. There was an additional charge for lockers which were essentially mandatory (no option to just leave a towel there). If you don't need glasses, leave them behind. I wasn't comfortable hiking without my glasses, so a guide took them when we went down the falls, returning them at the end. I had my cell phone in a waterproof pouch under my lifejacket. It was difficult to manipulate and many pics weren't great, but they're a nice reminder of the trip. Purchasing photos was expensive (in my opinion).
Written 5 March 2024
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Tracy W
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We booked this excursion through our NCL cruise. It warned that it was for people whom were in shape. Please adhere to what they tell you to do…water shoes, cash for locker, bring dry footwear for post event. The hike wasn’t difficult for us, but many should not have been on this excursion! Had to stop many times to wait for them! Also bring water, they only give you one bottle! If you want the pictures they take, bring cash or have a credit card. The jumps are high, the fall shoots were fun but felt a bit risky. Guides were safe and sound. Listen to all that they advise! You must be able to swim too. Overall great if you are physically up to the task. Otherwise go do something else.
Written 20 May 2023
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