The Twenty Seven
Pools Damajagua River!
perched in the rolling hills of the Northern mountain range of
the Dominican Republic and back of the sugar cane stalks, this
is a natural treasure that you will not find on any other part
of this world. Mother Nature has produced twenty-seven beautiful
pools, carved by the limestone, ready for fun.
Come and discover the best kept secret of the Dominican
Republic. Imbert is located in the municipality of Puerto Plata,
the famous "27 Pools of Damajagua" attracts countless national
and international tourists, interested in repeat visits or
one of the natural wonders of this country in its most pristine
coming from Sosua, Cabarete, Cofresi and Puerto Plata and
sometimes as far as Bavaro and Punta cana might visit Damajagua,
as there`s no other place in the Caribbean where such a natural
adventure can be found. Tours can be arranged through local tour
agencies or directly via the facebook page.
Tourists jumping off the falls
Jump shot into the second hole
visitors gather near a water hole
Rio Rancho Damajagua "The word is derived from a Taino word. The origin of the name of
the river and its pools are due to Damajagua, trees growing on the
bank. This plant keeps the river with plenty of water for a long
time and can be found especially from the pool number twelve on,
"said Jose Antonio Diaz Lopez, head of the Association of Tourist
Guides" Dajaos of Damajagua "(AGRD).
Damajagua River is the result of a confluence of numerous waterfalls
and springs that are born in the mountain tops of the municipalities
of Altamira and Imbert Puerto Plata. The place is a true example of
ecotourism and sustainable tourism, since everything there is to
offer visitors is related to the native and the natural. This is one
of the best natural attractions of the North Coast, one of the
wonders of Puerto Plata.
Risks between beautiful and attractive
waterfalls For the adventurous journey to the waterfall and to be able to reach
number twenty-seven, the first thing you need is enthusiasm. Upon
arrival at the ranch, buying the package will define our time
preference, price, travel guides and protective equipment that will
serve to avoid any inconvenience during the tour and, most
importantly, comfortable clothes for walking and especially bathing
Site Facilities One of the best details about this
natural attraction is the level of organization and excellent
facilities for visitors. The
location includes a typical ranch with a lobby to welcome visitors,
gift shop, cigar shop, crafts and bathrooms; also there's tiki huts
where we find a bar, buffet restaurant and the area where life
jackets and helmets are required to start the tour.
Gear hut at the entrance
Parking and entrance
The distances and
hours to reach Imbert depend on where we are, because from Santo
Domingo it takes 3:30 to 4:00 hours to get to Imbert, 40 minutes
from Santiago, and about 20-30 minutes from Puerto Plata and
According to Jose Antonio Diaz, depending on how many pools you
want to reach, determines the hours and price of the tour. "From
the first waterfall to the seventh the price is about eight
dollars for international tourists and RD $200.00 per tourist
national or local, a second stage starts from the 12th waterfall
with RD$230.00 Dominicans and RD$310.00 pesos foreigners and to
reach the 27th pool the rates are $290.00 / RD$490.00
pesos Dominicans and foreigners. "
"There is no maximum number of people for the tour, what we do
is that for every four people have a guide and buy a package
that included the guides and safety equipment. There are many
people who believe it is dangerous place and is quite the
opposite because we guarantee our qualified staff and safety
equipment. No risk at this place because there is so much
security, "explains the manager.
Since we arrived in
Rancho Damajagua we find a number of attractions: a wonderful tour
of the waterfalls and the most beautiful falls in the area,
preferential treatment and special tour guides, gift shops or take a
souvenir and a taste of the native food after returning from tour.
Also local food to our taste to refuel that we can order before
starting the trek. During the Easter holiday tours only take place
until Thursday, but year round you can visit this natural monument.
Association of Damajagua Dajaos The River Guide Association Damajagua "Dajaos of Damajagua" (AGRD)
is a true example of organization and responsibility for ecotourism.
Is covered by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources,
which have jointly adopted a set of rules for the natural and
DAMAJAGUA TOUR VIDEO
What to Bring
Closed shoes that can get wet.
Lycra, if you have it.
What Not to Bring
Anything that's not waterproof.
Health related sensitive equipment.
Golden Treasures does not recommend this tour for
children under 18, non-swimming or
non-physically fit adults. Also anybody during heavy
rain months due to extreme conditions. Helmet or
life vest will not ensure life if conditions are as
General Rules: These rules were established by the Ministry of Environment and
Natural Resources to provide each visitor safety and
conservation of a natural monument. Please keep the following
guidelines in mind during your visit:
It is imperative to be accompanied by a guide.
Listen every time the guide's instructions.
It is advisable to wear shoes.
You must carry vest and helmet for climbing waterfalls.
Always stay on the path, not separate from the road or the
This is a protected area and therefore a national natural
treasure. Please protect it.
Fishing is not allowed.
It is forbidden to write and scribble on rocks, leaves, trees,
plants and other elements of the protected area.