During my visit to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic I had the chance to join a few of my fellow travel writers on a trip to the 27 Waterfalls of Rio Damajagua.
I have to admit I was quite nervous when I first started researching the falls. This was a tour that includes hiking, sliding, and cliff jumping that requires a helmet and vest. That sounds terrifying. But, I’m always up for a challenge and this was one opportunity I could not pass up.
I put together a few of my favorite GoPro clips (which was attached right above my chest) as this tells the story far beyond my words. My favorite thing about these clips are the pure happiness on everyone’s faces. I am pretty sure we all had the times of our lives.
Howard Blount of Backroad Planet
Amanda Taylor of Survival Guide for the Working Mom
Carl and Christina of Duke Stewart Writes
Jesica Helgren of The Mommy Bunch
and of course to my son.
27 Waterfalls of Rio Damajagua was considered a hidden gem up until 1994 when the first tourists visited the falls. This quickly built a business for the men of Puerto Plata. In 2005, an agreement was signed to insure a portion of every entrance fee would be provided directly to the surrounding community. An adventure that gives back!!