Puerto Plata Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Puerto Plata Nature & adventure

Damajagua: Waterfalls with Lunch Buffet

1. Damajagua: Waterfalls with Lunch Buffet

After being collected from your hotel, make your way to the Damajagua Waterfalls. Nature has crafted some awe-inspiring pools, etched out of limestone with stalactites and stalagmites. You will be introduced to the local waterfall guides and provided with a life jacket, water shoes, and helmet. If you want to take photos on the tour please only bring waterproof cameras. A moderate 45-minute uphill hike through a beautiful jungle landscape gets you to the 12th waterfall. From there you head back downriver and you jump, slide, and swim your way through a series of spectacular waterfalls, canyons, and pools. The tour includes jumps of up to 25 feet (8 meters), however, there is another way down if you don't feel like jumping. After changing into your dry clothes the tour concludes with a lunch buffet.

Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls Entry Ticket & Cocktail

2. Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls Entry Ticket & Cocktail

Canyoning is an extraordinary activity which popularity around the world constantly grows. You can try it out in Dominican Republic, not so far from Puerto Plata! Discover the limestone canyon of Damajagua River hidden in the tropical forest. Swim in a mountain stream, slide down rock slides, jump from waterfalls! Immerse yourself in the lush Caribbean nature and enjoy a real adventure... You will be under the supervision of our tour guide and canyoning instructor. At the end of the tour, you will make a toast together to the successful end of the activity! This trip is an excellent option for everyone who likes outdoor activities, contact with nature and positive emotions :)

27 Waterfalls: Zip 'n Splash Adventure with Horse Ride

3. 27 Waterfalls: Zip 'n Splash Adventure with Horse Ride

Take a 30-minute drive by open safari truck to the top-rated attraction in Puerto Plata of the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. Plunge into the awe-inspiring pools, etched out of the limestone, where stalactites and stalagmites can be seen in 1,000 colors. Hike for about 20-30 minutes uphill. Then, make your way back down by swimming, jumping and sliding through the 12 most beautiful cascades. Head back towards Puerto Plata on a 15-minute journey to Country World Ranch. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch prepared with fire wood on arrival. Next, gear-up for your zip line adventure, and prepare to fly. With a bottle of fresh drinking water attached to your harness to keep you hydrated, feel the adrenaline rush of 8 ACCT certified zip lines. Get a safety briefing before you experience the 7,900 feet of galvanized steel cable. No previous experience is needed and, unlike other zip line parks, you will not be subject to any active braking, such as using gloves to stop. Be free to take photos or videos with your own camera as you ride the network of zip lines. The longest is a staggering 2,460 feet! Determine your own speed: the instructors will move at your pace. Try seasonal fruits fresh from the trees. A natural juice will also be prepared to boost you with natural energy in preparation for your next amazing adventure. Take a relaxing ride through the countryside on horseback and get some breathtaking views. The horses are well-trained and kept in the best condition. Suitable for children and beginners, the ride starts with full basic riding instructions. You will not gallop the horses, unless you request otherwise. Mount the right horse matched to your skill-set before you set off. Before heading back for your drop off, take a walk through the tropical garden.

Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

4. Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosúa, or Cabarete, then heads out into the sprawling countryside to the municipality of Imbert. Take the winding road to the world-famous Damajagua Waterfalls where your epic adventure awaits. Nestled in the rolls hills of the Northern Corridor Mountain Range and behind the long stalks of sugar cane fields, lies a treasure unlike anywhere else in the world — a place where Mother Nature has crafted awe-inspiring pools etched from limestone for your enjoyment! Arrive at the entrance to the falls and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment for your adventure, then wander through the dense and luscious tropical jungle, marvelling at endemic plants and beautiful vegetation along the way. Cross the river to finally arrive at the waterfalls and take a moment to soak up this incredible feat of nature. Follow your guide as you visit the waterfalls one by one, and discover their unique characteristics and offerings as you slip, slide, and have some fun! When booking, you can choose between the option to slide down just 7 waterfalls.

Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls Full-Day Adventure

5. Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls Full-Day Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure at the waterfalls of Damajagua in the Dominican Republic, located at the confluence of emerald waters, deep in a tropical rainforest of the Cordillera Septentrional. 27 refreshing waterfalls have been chiseled by Mother Nature’s celestial mallet. Ideal for visitors who like to commune with nature, while experiencing an adrenaline-fuelled day, you will hop on the back of a safari-style truck, where a team of experienced guides and drivers await. Note that only 12 of the 27 waterfalls will be visited, since doing the 27 waterfalls would take greater physical preparation. After a short safety briefing, glide across the natural water springs, bathing in heavenly caves. Flanked by the whistling of exotic birdlife, and the banks of the Damajagua River, the rustling of the streams arouse a state of stillness. A labyrinth of tunnels and chutes are scattered around the waterfalls, some reaching heights of up to 13 feet. Somersault with the grace of aquatic birds, as your guide keep a watchful eye. Walk an interpretative rainforest trail to come face-to-face with Mother Earth, and wildlife waits to be greeted. Leap headfirst, swimming crossways, and sliding down natural waterslides. Explore unpredictable falls, with teasing names like “La Virgen” and “La Tinajita.” “La Virgen” holds Taino legends, where the aborigines built a statue of pebbles that paid homage to the Virgin of Altagracia, perhaps becoming the first worshippers of the Patron Saint of the Dominican people. After a typical buffet-style lunch, head towards the small town of Imbert and visit a local market where you can purchase artisan products and crafts bearing a distinct Dominican hallmark.

From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

6. From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

Discover Cayo Arena, a paradise of coral reefs and tropical fish. Sail on the Ocean King catamaran on this private trip, spending time at Cayo Arena and Monte Cristi National Park. Indulge in a lobster lunch at Playa Punta Rucia and visit a cigar factory to learn the tricks of the trade. Get picked up from your accommodations and enjoy a scenic road trip through the picturesque countryside to Castillo de la Isabela. When you arrive, climb onboard the Ocean King catamaran, decked out with a solarium and water slide. Tour along the coast of Playa La Ensenada in your catamaran, enjoying Caribbean music and indulging in a few light refreshments. Drop anchor at Cayo Arena and spend around two hours swimming and snorkeling amongst the corals and tropical fish. Set sail to Monte Cristi National Park, feeling the wind in your hair. Look out for wildlife in the lush mangroves of the national park before stopping at Playa Punta Rucia. Land on the beach and savor the taste of freshly cooked lobster with a Caribbean lunch. Return to your hotel and visit an artisanal cigar factory, observing the process of cigar production and having the chance to buy some souvenirs.

Puerto Plata: Buggy, Zip Line, Waterfalls, and Lunch Combo

7. Puerto Plata: Buggy, Zip Line, Waterfalls, and Lunch Combo

Set off for a fun-filled day in the Dominican Republic. Get picked up from your hotel in a giant, 6x6 truck. Upon arrival at the local partner's base, hop aboard an all-terrain two-person buggy. Then, experience 7 of the exhilarating Damajagua Waterfalls, swimming and water-sliding your way into cool mountain lagoons. Adrenaline seekers can even rock jump into the pools. Then, fly high on canopy zip lines with the assistance of an experienced team. A ride down these long cables promises tropical views and more adrenaline rushes. After all the action, savor a delicious, homemade lunch with soft drinks and organic fruit from a local farm. Activity order may vary. A drivers' license is required for all buggy drivers.

4 Wheel Adventure

8. 4 Wheel Adventure

After being collected from your hotel in Playa Dorada, Sosua or Cabarete, you will be taken to the tour starting point which is just 30 minutes away from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Please remember to wear clothes that you are willing to throw away and sunglasses, as the road can be dusty, muddy, and wet. No License and no special skills are required. After a short briefing, your memorable off road adventure will start. All 4-wheel drives are safe and easy to drive. Experience the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic on this half-day tour. Enjoy amazing scenery, muddy paths, and a picturesque beach.

Cabarete: 2-Person Dominican Countryside Buggy Tour

9. Cabarete: 2-Person Dominican Countryside Buggy Tour

After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, you will be taken to the tour starting point which is just 30 minutes away from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Please remember to wear clothes that you are willing to throw away and sunglasses, as the road can be dusty, muddy, and wet. No License and no special skill are required. After a short briefing, your memorable off road adventure will start. All Buggies are safe and easy to drive. This is a half day full of fun for those looking for a tour to see the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic. Enjoy amazing scenery, muddy paths, and a picturesque beach.

Puerto Plata: Half-Day Mountainside Horseback Riding

10. Puerto Plata: Half-Day Mountainside Horseback Riding

This half-day horseback excursion includes approximately 2 hours of riding throughout the mountain range just above Puerto Plata. Approximately 1000 ft above the city, there are breathtaking views over the Bay of Silver where, centuries ago, Columbus arrived by ship. Firstly, you will travel by safari truck to the old mountain road which slowly climbs up the mountains, dotted with small local farms and amber and larimar mines. There is also an abundance of coconut palms, sparkling rivers, and tropical flowers. Stepping off the truck, you'll find the horses saddled up ready to take you gently through lush green fields, river beds, and small streams. You will smell, feel, and be immersed in a natural setting outside of the fast pace of life in the big city. After the tour ends, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 29 reviews

It was an amazing experience, with adrenalin. I loved this activity. The picking up was accurate. The guides were very cool, funny, friendly and informative. We felt fresh and full of energy in the end. The jumps were scary but the guides motivated and encouraged us. The whole trip was fantastic.

We were at the waterfalls today and are thrilled. The tour guides were punctual and reliable. On the way to the waterfalls there was a little coffee tasting and a trip to a souvenir shop. Although only 7 waterfalls can currently be visited, the thrill is still worth the tour!

Chael & Eric were AMAZING guides! There were some people on the excursion who could not swim and were afraid but they made sure they felt safe and also experienced the fun! Highly recommend!

The ziplining and the atv’s were amazing. Also, the lunch was so good. They gave me soo much food.

Flying the zip lines and jumping down the falls was a great experience