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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  • Tracy W
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be fit or skip this excursion….
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 20, 2023
  • 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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 3, 2023
  • ONTARIO1981
    269 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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Hiker1114
    Queen Creek, Arizona15 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2023
  • ExploringME
    Maine55 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
    Traveled with family
    Written January 26, 2024
  • singletk
    Weston, Connecticut7 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
    Traveled solo
    Written March 5, 2024
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singletk
Weston, CT7 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 March 5, 2024
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Sandra L
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The hiking was more than anticipated. I highly recommend you wear your own quality water shoes. The $2 rental shoes were terribly uncomfortable with limited sizes. During the "dry season" we didn't see too many actual falls - were told there would be 7. Our guide was great at providing the best experience in current conditions. I didn't love the two additional stops to demo coffee, cocoa, and cigars, with pushy sales.
Written February 29, 2024
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Gary
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It is a hard dirty hike but well worth it. As soon as we got back from hike they yelled bus leaves in 5 minutes and we were all filthy. They need to work on ending.
Written February 18, 2024
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Larry Beatty
Hopwood, PA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This outstanding in every way. It is a very strenuous hike to get to the waterfalls but what an absolute blast. I can't recommend this with any higher recommendation. 6 stars out of 5.
Written February 4, 2024
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ExploringME
Maine55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
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!!
Written January 26, 2024
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Joerg
Darien, IL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Awesome. Great area, great outfitter, great guides. Loved it. The water was cold but refreshing. I highly recommend this excursion. There is a bit of walking involved but very worth it.
Written January 16, 2024
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travelerM2889GP
Churchville, MD62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
A lot of walking ,but, well worth it to get to the waterfalls. Bottled water , lockers available. Photos pricey but also worth it
Written December 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hiker1114
Queen Creek, AZ15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
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.
Written December 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Christina H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went to the lower waterfall. It is a treacherous hike for those not used to it. It was dingy and they had a mule tied up in case someone got hurt. That is how they get you out of there. Poor mule. The guides stop you every 10 feet to take your photo to sell to you. They say no phones or back packs, don't listen, bring them.
Written December 17, 2023
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ONTARIO1981
CANADA269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
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!
Written August 22, 2023
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