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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

It is absolutely something you should see. At only 40 minutes up to the hills there is another world. It is amazing how people risk their lifes because of the need and following the dream of find the larimar.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

First of all, I am experienced in visiting mining locales around the world so this is no big surprise for me. However, most people would find the road to the mine difficult, scary and possibly impossible. Fortunately, we were in the care of experienced guides but even so, recent torrential rains made the road more difficult than usual. Many parts of the road were destroyed.

This is the only place in the world where Larimar is mined and that makes this special. Mining, for the most part, is by hand. Tons of Basalt must be removed to find a few pounds of the gem.

I would not recommend this for a casual tourist, but if you are into rocks, gems, and minerals, it is worth the effort. You will not be able to make this trip on your own. You will need to go with someone who knows the road and has a vehicle that can do the job.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

there is no clear indication on how to get there (no sign whatsoever) so just ask and ask until you make it. it is only for 4x4 (and a good one!) the road is full of rocks and my car could not make it to the end..we only found out after close to 35 mn of travelling that we were half way and that it would get worse..so I went on youtube and watched avery's experience in the mines!

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2019
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile
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Date of experience: June 2018
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