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The Jimenoa river, which was already subject of earlier posts of mine (1, 2), has at least two water falls near the town of Jarabacoa. I think that this one is commonly referenced as the Lower Salto de Jimenoa and, as far as I know, is the easiest one to visit, because there are a couple of road signs and there is a paved road that only ends about 1 Km or less from it. From what I have read, I got the idea that there are a couple of more impressing falls in the region, namely one 75 meters / 246 feet that was used in a dramatic scene of one of the Jurassic Park films.

I am a bit sorry for not having visited the latter and the others, but I wasn't too confident about being able to find them, which is something that I don't figure out as being easy to do, as the road signs are kind of scarce in the area, there are many zones where you don't find anyone to ask for directions, and one never knows when the road turns almost impassable for a common car, even if it looks good on the map. Maybe I should have rented a 4WD, but that would cost me the double of what I paid for the car. Anyway, we hadn't much time to spend and the landscapes were so scenic that just driving almost randomly was a pleasure to the eye. The day before we drove several several Kms driving on the road to Constanza, near where is supposed to be located those higher falls and we didn't see any sign mentioning it.

These falls aren't easy to photograph, because of the water floating on the air that soaks you and the camera quickly. The position of the sun didn't help me either. I'd be glad to have more time to explore the region and being able to return to this place and others in a time that the light was more suitable.

WS#1 is a view of the river downstream of the falls and WS#2 shows one of the suspension bridges that is part of the path to the falls.

Location (latitude, longitude): 19.097444,-70.596063 (I am not sure about the accuracy, but my guess is that the error isn't much higher than a pair of Kms / 1 mile)

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