Recently I join fellow travel writers on the inaugural sailing of Carnival Cruise’s new brand called Fathom Travel which offers cruises to the Dominican Republic and Cuba focused on social impact travel. Before heading to the DR one of my good friends recommended I check out the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua (aka 27 Charcos) near Puerto Plata. Immediately when he told me what it was – hiking, canyoning, sliding down waterfalls and cliff jumping – I was in!
After spending three intense days in Puerto Plata participating in Fathom Travel “impact activities” where I created water filtration systems, poured concrete floors, taught english and planted seeds at a nursery, 27 Waterfalls was EXACTLY what I needed. On my fourth and final day in Puerto Plata I organized my own excursion to 27 Waterfalls with my new cruise friends. At 7:45am seven of us split a 20 minute taxi from Amber Cove to the entrance of 27 Charcos which opens at 8:00am. There we paid our entrance fee of under $15 USD, were given safety gear, met our guide and began our 27 Waterfalls adventure! Enjoy exploring 27 Waterfalls in 27 Photos:
You’ll hike about 45 minutes to the top
And then there’s only one way down!
Make sure to celebrate every waterfall you conquer
And appreciate your joyful guides who lead the way
Most of the falls (or Charcos) aren’t crazy high
But navigating them guarantees good laughs
Get ready to go canyoning through narrow passages
And be prepared for a few bumpy waterslide rides
But sometimes all you gotta do…
… is jump!
Don’t forget to enjoy the beauty at every turn
And get pumped to take on new heights…
…with the tallest slide at the end…
…Or for some, the highest jump!
Enjoy conquering the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua!
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