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One of the reasons I originally went to the Dominican Republic, besides learning to kite board, was to visit this place called the 27 Falls of Damajagua.
Want to know why? Well just look at this… (btw, there’s a video at the bottom if you don’t want to read)
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(shoutout to rumshopryan for that picture as well, I took my GoPro and didn’t get any good Waterfall photos on that)
It’s simple really…. who doesn’t want to see a series of 27 different waterfalls?!?
I know I did….and good thing for me, my girlfriend Sam did the booking of the trip since I’m not the best at actually planning things. I’m much more spur of the moment as in “hey Chris, want to go ______ ” and I usually will just buy a ticket and go within a week of that statement..
turns out, Sam is the same! We booked the tour of the 27 Falls of Damajagua the weekend we were leaving.
The first little cove
By the way, they say it’s about a 45 minute hike up to the falls and it took our group about 1 hour 15 minutes. We did have to slow down though and wait for 2 of the 6 people in our group as they were older than us (55+)
Sam and I are still in our 20’s and in relatively good shape which made the hike pretty simple. We stopped a few times for water breaks so be sure to bring water with you if you’re doing this hike.
Visiting the 27 falls of Damajagua was honestly a pretty cool adventure. I’ve done a lot of jumping off things into water, here’s jumping into a blue hole in the Bahamas.
The difference here is that you’re not just jumping off the formations into the water…they also have spots where you sit down on your butt and you slide down. The water has worn down the rocks in certain parts and created a near perfect “natural waterslide”
Chris Hughes riding down a natural water slide at the 27 Falls of Damajagua
The whole hike up the guide was talking all about the “big jump” that they had and was really getting me excited… I love things that scare me that are based on irrational fears (like jumping)
You know, things that aren’t deadly, but our mind seems to be fearful of them for whatever reason. Jumping off high heights is one of these fears.
I was chatting up the people in our group on the walk to this portion of the hike, people always ask what I do and ALWAYS want to hear more, that’s a big benefit of Entrepreneurship, showing people what kind of lifestyle is truly possible.
So… here’s what the jump looked like! (I had jumped first and the GoPro was malfunctioning for me)
I believe it was only about 25-27 feet for the jump so it wasn’t as much of a jump as I was hoping, but was still fun!
Anyway, I would highly recommend that you do this tour of the 27 Falls of Damajagua in the Dominican Republic. It’s located near Puerto Plata so you’ll have to be in that area of the country to do it, the Northeast coast.
Here’s a few other pictures for ya..