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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Discover: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua, Dominican Republic The beautiful Damajagua River is surrounded by lush jungle, and tours of the waterfalls begin with a hike to the river’s 7th, 12th, or 27th waterfall. The guides don’t always mention ahead of time that you can’t hike back: You’ll have to jump off, or slide down, each waterfall to return. Stay: Natura Cabanas You can drive, or take a tour, to the Damajagua Falls from any resort in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete. But we think these 11 eco-friendly bungalows make an appropriate home base for taking in the country’s natural wonders. Guests enjoy delicious, fresh food, a clean, crowd-less private beach, daily yoga and Pilates classes, and a fabulous spa. It’s quiet, and a bit rustic without TV or AC in rooms, but that’s the point.

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