Afternoon Stopover At One Of The Cabrera Waterfalls And The Rice Fields

Cabrera Dominican Republic Waterfall

Cabrera Dominican Republic Waterfall

We had a little time to kill on the way back from Nagua to Cabrera so we explored a little off-the-beaten-path road out to some of the rice fields, then we had a little stopover at the waterfall right in the town of Cabrera.  The waterfall supplies some of the water for the town of Cabrera, but more interestingly seems to be a popular spot for local swimmers and cliff divers.

This little waterfall is about 60 or 70 feet high and the divers love to leap off the top of the waterfall into a small pool of water under the waterfall.  I am not sure I would risk it myself since the only real deep part of the river is right under the waterfall an it shallows out pretty quickly once you are away from the waterfall.  But the kids seem to love the excitement and to the best of my knowledge, no one ever gets hurt jumping off the waterfall.

There are a number of natural water features in and around Cabrera, including some terrific deepwater, crystal clear blue cenotes (sink  holes) where visitors swim, swing, jump and scuba dive….. oh, and did I mention “party”.

In this video we take a quick look at a few of the rice fields and then watch the local kids jump off the waterfall.  Watch the video and see if you are as fascinated as I am about how quickly these guys climb right back up the face of the waterfall without slipping or falling.

 

One of the great things about the weather down here is that this type of outdoor activity is year round.  You will never be trapped inside unless you just prefer it.

Until next time, it’s Barry in the DR.

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