El Salto del Limon

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White water plunges into clear blue pools in the middle of lush green forests at this dramatic waterfall, one of the Dominican Republic's most colorful sights.

Discover El Salto Del Limón, a secluded cascade that falls from around 130 feet (40 meters) in the tree-covered hills of the Samaná peninsula. There are no roads leading there, but a hike or ride through the woods makes the final destination even more rewarding. Enjoy the falls as well as the special journey there, which makes a daytrip here an unforgettable experience.

Trek through the hills to reach El Limón. The physically fit can walk there, but for a more relaxing time, ride mules or ponies on a picturesque journey through agricultural land. Smell the coffee and cocoa of the plantations you pass, enjoying the brightly painted thatched houses that nestle in the hills.

Samaná is known for its biodiversity, which can be seen in the surrounding landscapes. Look for a cigua palmera (palmchats), a local heron that lives in the royal palm trees and for other colorful species. Make sure your journey is an eco-friendly one to preserve this area of natural beauty.

Once at the falls, cool off by wading into the enticing waters beneath El Limón. Rest on the sunburnt orange rocks that line the edge of the pool and watch brave locals jump from the face of the falls into the deeper end. Take some pictures of the cascade, which falls in vein-like strands over the rocks.

Return to reality in the small town of El Limón, which has restaurants, accommodation and a bus stop. At the end of your tour, make sure you tip your guides.

You'll need sturdy, waterproof footwear, particularly in the rainy season from May to November. Visit in the early morning or late afternoon for a quieter trip. If you are not part of a tour group, you'll need to pay a fee to enter El Salto Del Limón. You can book tours from the town of Samaná or Las Terrenas, although the trail is fairly easy to follow once you've found it, should you want to make your own way to this stunning site.

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