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Damajagua Falls (27 Charcos)
Damajagua Falls (27 Charcos)

Damajagua Falls (27 Charcos)

Free admission
27 Charcos, Puerto Plata

The Basics

You can climb, jump off, and slide down natural waterslides on this obstacle course created by Mother Nature and the Damajagua River. Tour guides will take you as far as the seventh waterfall and provide appropriate safety equipment, such as helmets and life jackets. It is possible to explore beyond the seventh waterfall, but interested adrenaline seekers will need to arrange private transportation from Puerto Plata or Cabarete, then a private guide and safety equipment upon arrival at Damajagua Falls.

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Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
$79.00 per adult
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Amazing
We had a great time! Raul was an awesome guide; very friendly & helpful and even held my glasses during the jumps. The water was low and we only got to do 8 falls, but it was still absolutely worth it! I would definitely choose this over your ship's version of it--we met some friends on our cruise who did Carnival's version of it, and they said Carnival's policy didn't allow them to jump at all (only slide).
Trucy, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Puerto Plata

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Damajagua Waterfalls Tour
wderose1, Jul 2018
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
This was our favorite part of our trip. The guides were so friendly and did a great job leading this tour. Bus transportation was clean and they gave us all cold bottled water. After the hike, we were served a wonderful lunch. Would highly recommend. A great activity in a hot climate. Since we were in the water most of the time, we stayed nice and cool.
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Great Experience
Voyager27294474460, Jan 2019
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
Would definitely recommend this excursion. The guides were very helpful and provided a lot of helpful hints as to how and where to jump for your safety. Given that there were other groups on the falls, our guide recognized that we were moving faster than most and would pull us through the other groups so we would not have to stand and wait. Very impressed with this excursion.
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This tour was awesome. We had great...
Jeannine B, Nov 2017
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
This tour was awesome. We had great guides who made sure we had a lot of fun and ensured our safety. The initial hike is pretty vigorous. Make sure you are in shape.
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If you are looking for an adrenaline...
dcombs, Jan 2017
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, this is the tour for you. I was pleasantly surprised with the concern for safety and the steps taken to keep everyone safe. This is a DR National Park and each person gets a helmet and life vest before the climb up to the falls. You also have experienced life guards assigned to each group. The meal at the end was delicious. This is an excursion you will never forget. Roel was a great tour guide and I would definitely recommend Iguana Mama.
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Best guides ever
Hudson_S, Feb 2020
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
Benjamin and Robert were amazing! They were awesome with the kids and rum pours after the trip. The waterfalls are so fun go iguana Mama and with these guys!!!
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Great falls experience
jlwaite52, Feb 2020
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
The guides were great. They explained everything and helped us every step of the way. Savi helped me a lot and made a game out of it. It was a great excursion.
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Great fun adventure
rlhmallery, Jan 2020
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
Our guides were professional and personable. The directions to meet up with the transportation van were descriptive and easy to follow. Great value.
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Excellent
saramattio2016, Dec 2019
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
Myself and my 11 year old daughter had a fantastic trip, doing the 12 waterfalls. Paying for the photos / videos was well worth the money and memories have truly been made! Thank you
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The team dominated!
Jeremy P, Dec 2019
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
I was really impressed as I had my 11 and 8 year old daughters on the 12 waterfalls and the guys were awesome with my 8 year old as she was hesitant to jump and slide in the river. They were very excited and able to give her confidence to do nearly all of the waterfalls. Thanks again!
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Great Experience
Sightsee84007, Nov 2019
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
This was an experience not to be missed if you like a little excitement in your tours. We did the 12 falls which was a moderate hike up but included plenty of rest breaks if needed. The water levels were low during our visit but we still completed most of the jumps and slides. Water was cool and trip down fun. Our guide Alex and driver Imdy from Iguana Mama tours were great from pickup to dropoff. They made sure we had a good time. A great tour!
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Excellent Experience!
ssmonte18, Nov 2019
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
We had an excellent time with the guides and the crew on this water fall tour. Lots of fun and the guys that lead us were great to talk to and made the entire day lots of fun. The food they provided us was really good as well. I would not hesitate to go back!
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Amazing Adventure
asalloway, Oct 2019
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua / Cruise Ship Passengers
The hike up was a great work out, jumping off cliffs and down natural slides into the most refreshing water. The guides were alot of fun and very patient with those who were frightened to jump or needed extra help getting thru. Buffet lunch and rum and cokes rounded out the perfect day!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Closed-toe shoes or water shoes are a must. Bring dry clothes to wear on the ride home.

  • All visitors must arrive with a guide; self-guided tours are not allowed or advisable.

  • Children younger than eight years old may climb only to the first waterfall.

  • Be prepared to do more hiking through the jungle the higher you get.

  • Most large jumps off the falls, suitable only for good swimmers, have walk-around options if you want to skip them.

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How to Get There

Most visitors arrive at the 27 Waterfalls base camp via organized tour from Puerto Plata, Cabarete, Sosua, or the Amber Cove cruise port. If you’re arriving via car, look for the AGRD kiosk opposite the entrance to the falls. Buses are available from Puerto Plata or Santiago; look for the stop “27 Charcos, La Cascada.”

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When to Get There

The falls are open from 8:30am to 4pm daily. The round-trip hike all the way to the seventh fall takes about four hours. If you want to avoid crowds, arrive early in the day.

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Community Involvement

Recognized as a protected area and natural monument, the authorities who run the Damajagua Falls tours are committed to preserving the environment. One US dollar of every entrance fee goes to a fund directly invested in the surrounding communities.

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