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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Bum Around in Las Terrenas

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5. Oddball Day


The Salto El Limon waterfall.   

If you need a break from the beach, you’re only a short bus ride away from a spot worthy of National Geographic. In town, walk to the cemetery near the junction of Calles El Portillo and Principal. The guaguas, or shuttle buses, gathered there are headed farther afield. Ask for the next bus to El Limón (every 20 to 30 minutes throughout day; $1.50; 30-minute ride). Tell the driver to take you to Santi’s Parada, a tour operator in El Limón who can guide you on horseback to Salto El Limón, a thundering 170-foot-high waterfall located just to the south (about $32, includes a local lunch). It takes around 100 minutes each way and is well worth the journey, especially since you can cool off in the large pool at the falls’ base. Back in Las Terrenas, unwind over a Cuba libre—or, better, a shot of smooth Barbancourt rum, from Haiti—on the breezy outdoor deck of El Mosquito Art Bar (Fishermen’s Village).


Published on Nov 20, 2008 as a web exclusive.

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