descending the 27 waterfalls of damajagua

Hey, what's a tropical vacation without jumping off of a few waterfalls? When we decided on visiting the D.R. again, I was determined to take the trek to the falls which can be found in Northern Corridor mountain range. There are a few ways you can see the falls, ranging from sightseeing, to light sliding, to the full she-bang of 27 falls and up to an 8 m (about 26 foot) jump. This trip isn't for those under 12, so we were lucky to be visiting family and while the kids played in their grandparents pool, we took a tour with Iguana Mama Eco Tours to experience Damajagua. 

The 45 minute walk and hike up to the top of the falls was strenuous and hot, but when we reached the first pool, the fresh cool water was a welcome relief. My legs were shaking, and I was worried about having to climb more, but luckily the rest of the hike was a downhill ride. Spending the day jumping and sliding down the falls and walking through the low river was something we won't forget. I brought my iPhone in a LifeProof waterproof case so ended up getting a lot of great pictures of the journey. Some of the jumps and slides were scary, but the most thrilling was the 26 foot jump - definitely the biggest one I've ever had the guts to attempt. I'm proud of myself for pushing the limits, but just as a warning, your tailbone might hate you for a few days after jumping that far. Ouch!

 

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