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Guidebook for the Dominican Republic

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Guidebook for the Dominican Republic

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Sosua is a beach town in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic. Located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Gregorio Luperón International Airport in San Felipe de Puerto Plata, the town is accessed primarily by Camino Cinco, or Highway 5, which runs much of the length of the country's North coastline. The town is divided into three sectors: El Batey, which is the main tourist section and on the east side of the main beach (Playa Sosúa), Los Charamicos, on the west end of the beach and past that, heading north toward the airport, is Sosúa Abajo. At the 1938 Evian Conference, Rafael Trujillo offered to accept up to 100,000 Jewish refugees; about 800 German and Austrian Jewish refugees received visas issued by the Dominican government between 1940 and 1945 (see Dominican Jews) and settled in Sosúa. The government provided them with land and resources with which they created a dairy and cheese factory, named Productos Sosúa still in existence today. Descendants of the original settlers still live in Sosúa, where they maintain a synagogue and a museum. Most of the descendants of the colonists live in the United States. Some families remained and established inns and bed and breakfasts which were first visited by former colonists. The town was little known until tourism took off in the island in the mid 1980s. Sosúa Bay attracts many water sports enthusiasts, including snorkelers and divers because of its sheltered, calm waters, diverse species of fish and intricate reef structures. But there are various beaches Sosua hosts. In 2002 a naturally occurring beach nourishment has created a new beach just north of Sosúa Bay, depositing sand where there were previously only sheer rock cliffs. The beach is called Playa Alicia, or known for the locals as “Sin Salida”.
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Sosúa
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Sosua is a beach town in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic. Located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Gregorio Luperón International Airport in San Felipe de Puerto Plata, the town is accessed primarily by Camino Cinco, or Highway 5, which runs much of the length of the country's North coastline. The town is divided into three sectors: El Batey, which is the main tourist section and on the east side of the main beach (Playa Sosúa), Los Charamicos, on the west end of the beach and past that, heading north toward the airport, is Sosúa Abajo. At the 1938 Evian Conference, Rafael Trujillo offered to accept up to 100,000 Jewish refugees; about 800 German and Austrian Jewish refugees received visas issued by the Dominican government between 1940 and 1945 (see Dominican Jews) and settled in Sosúa. The government provided them with land and resources with which they created a dairy and cheese factory, named Productos Sosúa still in existence today. Descendants of the original settlers still live in Sosúa, where they maintain a synagogue and a museum. Most of the descendants of the colonists live in the United States. Some families remained and established inns and bed and breakfasts which were first visited by former colonists. The town was little known until tourism took off in the island in the mid 1980s. Sosúa Bay attracts many water sports enthusiasts, including snorkelers and divers because of its sheltered, calm waters, diverse species of fish and intricate reef structures. But there are various beaches Sosua hosts. In 2002 a naturally occurring beach nourishment has created a new beach just north of Sosúa Bay, depositing sand where there were previously only sheer rock cliffs. The beach is called Playa Alicia, or known for the locals as “Sin Salida”.
Cabarete, located in the north coast is known as the Wind Surf capital of the World. The relatively flat water in the bay combined with fairly constant trade winds and thermals make Cabarete an ideal spot for the sport. It is regularly home to international competitions such as the infamous Master of the Ocean.
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Cabarete
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Cabarete, located in the north coast is known as the Wind Surf capital of the World. The relatively flat water in the bay combined with fairly constant trade winds and thermals make Cabarete an ideal spot for the sport. It is regularly home to international competitions such as the infamous Master of the Ocean.
Cabrera is a town in María Trinidad Sánchez province, Dominican Republic. It is located at the eastern end of the country's north coast, at the western extreme of the Scottish Bay, 130 kilometers north of Santo Domingo. The town was originally named 'Tres Amarras', the name it used to be called since its foundation day on July 1, 1891. The city was renamed to 'Cabrera' in honor of the hero of the Capotillo Battle, General José Cabrera. Today Cabrera has a territorial area of 276 km². With a population of over 39,000, Cabrera unlike most towns located on the coasts does not depend so much on tourism. Cabrera’s main source of income is cattle, meat, and milk. In the agricultural aspect, production of coconuts and rice are noticeable sources as well. Located facing the Atlantic, Cabrera has beaches, rivers, exotic vegetation and other natural features and attractions. A National Park reserve is located in El Breton, a small section of Cabrera called Cabo Francés Viejo (Cape Old Frenchman). Cabrera’s mainstream religion is the Christian Evangelic Church; this is not true for most towns in the island since Catholicism is the official religion in the Dominican Republic. However, Cabrera has a prominent and recently renovated Catholic church located in the city center. The most attractive beach in the area is Playa Grande (Big Beach), cited by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.[citation needed] Other local beaches include Playa Precioso, El Diamante (Diamond Beach), Playa La Entrada, El Caleton de Dario, El Caleton del Medio, and El Caleton Chiquito.
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Cabrera
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Cabrera is a town in María Trinidad Sánchez province, Dominican Republic. It is located at the eastern end of the country's north coast, at the western extreme of the Scottish Bay, 130 kilometers north of Santo Domingo. The town was originally named 'Tres Amarras', the name it used to be called since its foundation day on July 1, 1891. The city was renamed to 'Cabrera' in honor of the hero of the Capotillo Battle, General José Cabrera. Today Cabrera has a territorial area of 276 km². With a population of over 39,000, Cabrera unlike most towns located on the coasts does not depend so much on tourism. Cabrera’s main source of income is cattle, meat, and milk. In the agricultural aspect, production of coconuts and rice are noticeable sources as well. Located facing the Atlantic, Cabrera has beaches, rivers, exotic vegetation and other natural features and attractions. A National Park reserve is located in El Breton, a small section of Cabrera called Cabo Francés Viejo (Cape Old Frenchman). Cabrera’s mainstream religion is the Christian Evangelic Church; this is not true for most towns in the island since Catholicism is the official religion in the Dominican Republic. However, Cabrera has a prominent and recently renovated Catholic church located in the city center. The most attractive beach in the area is Playa Grande (Big Beach), cited by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.[citation needed] Other local beaches include Playa Precioso, El Diamante (Diamond Beach), Playa La Entrada, El Caleton de Dario, El Caleton del Medio, and El Caleton Chiquito.
Punta Rucia is a cape and beach located specifically in the province of Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), in the bay of La Isabela and quite close to the town of La Isabela, the first European settlement in the New World. It is a very peaceful cove and its main attraction is the Cay Cay where you can see a lot of multicolored fish, at a very low depth. Its beaches are white sand and transparent water that calls for enjoyment. In various restaurants located in its surroundings you can enjoy food based on fresh seafood. The name "Rucia" was given by Christopher Columbus because of the brown or rucio color of the animal
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Punta Rucia
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Punta Rucia is a cape and beach located specifically in the province of Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), in the bay of La Isabela and quite close to the town of La Isabela, the first European settlement in the New World. It is a very peaceful cove and its main attraction is the Cay Cay where you can see a lot of multicolored fish, at a very low depth. Its beaches are white sand and transparent water that calls for enjoyment. In various restaurants located in its surroundings you can enjoy food based on fresh seafood. The name "Rucia" was given by Christopher Columbus because of the brown or rucio color of the animal
Puerto Plata, officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata, is the ninth-largest city in the Dominican Republic, and capital of the province of Puerto Plata.[4] The city is a trading port. Puerto Plata has resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, which are located east of the city proper. There are 100,000 hotel beds in the city. The first aerial tramway of the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata, in which visitors can ride up to the Pico Isabel de Torres, a 793-meter (2600-foot) high mountain within the city. The fortification Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under Rafael Trujillo's dictatorship, lies close to the port of Puerta Plata. The amber museum, is also a well-known attraction in this city. La Isabela, a settlement built by Christopher Columbus, is located near Puerto Plata. In April 1563, the Spanish settlement became notorious when the English slave trader Sir John Hawkins brought 400 people he had abducted from Sierra Leone. Hawkins traded his victims with the Spanish for pearls, hides, sugar and some gold. This was the start of British involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
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Puerto Plata
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Puerto Plata, officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata, is the ninth-largest city in the Dominican Republic, and capital of the province of Puerto Plata.[4] The city is a trading port. Puerto Plata has resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, which are located east of the city proper. There are 100,000 hotel beds in the city. The first aerial tramway of the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata, in which visitors can ride up to the Pico Isabel de Torres, a 793-meter (2600-foot) high mountain within the city. The fortification Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under Rafael Trujillo's dictatorship, lies close to the port of Puerta Plata. The amber museum, is also a well-known attraction in this city. La Isabela, a settlement built by Christopher Columbus, is located near Puerto Plata. In April 1563, the Spanish settlement became notorious when the English slave trader Sir John Hawkins brought 400 people he had abducted from Sierra Leone. Hawkins traded his victims with the Spanish for pearls, hides, sugar and some gold. This was the start of British involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Museum & History
Learn about the industrious Europeans who fled Nazi Europe–after being granted visas from then-Dominican leader and dictator Rafael Trujillo–and started their life anew as cattle ranchers and farmers in Sosúa in the 1940s. Address: Calle Dr. Alejo Martinez, El Batey, Sosua Phone Number: (809) 571 1386 or (809) 440 9981
Museo Judio de Sosua
Learn about the industrious Europeans who fled Nazi Europe–after being granted visas from then-Dominican leader and dictator Rafael Trujillo–and started their life anew as cattle ranchers and farmers in Sosúa in the 1940s. Address: Calle Dr. Alejo Martinez, El Batey, Sosua Phone Number: (809) 571 1386 or (809) 440 9981
The Dominican Republic–on its northern coastline–is known for producing some of the clearest and oldest amber in the world, mined in Puerto Plata. The DR’s precious stone earned worldwide fame in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, which was inspired from Dominican amber pieces containing prehistoric insects. Today, you can tour the actual amber mines where the stone is unearthed, in the hills of La Cumbre–approximately 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Puerto Plata city, a community set against the Cordillera Septentrional. You’ll tour an on-site educational display on the history and property of amber, then hike the field leading to the mines, passing entrances to holes that run 61 meters deep (200 feet), and watch workers reappear with stones in hand. Purchase them raw on site at a fraction of the price–particularly blue amber, found only in the DR–to be later polished, carved, and set in jewelry of your choosing. You can also find various types of amber sold in jewelry stores around the country and at amber museums.
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Museo Del Ámbar
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The Dominican Republic–on its northern coastline–is known for producing some of the clearest and oldest amber in the world, mined in Puerto Plata. The DR’s precious stone earned worldwide fame in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, which was inspired from Dominican amber pieces containing prehistoric insects. Today, you can tour the actual amber mines where the stone is unearthed, in the hills of La Cumbre–approximately 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Puerto Plata city, a community set against the Cordillera Septentrional. You’ll tour an on-site educational display on the history and property of amber, then hike the field leading to the mines, passing entrances to holes that run 61 meters deep (200 feet), and watch workers reappear with stones in hand. Purchase them raw on site at a fraction of the price–particularly blue amber, found only in the DR–to be later polished, carved, and set in jewelry of your choosing. You can also find various types of amber sold in jewelry stores around the country and at amber museums.
A stunning, outdoor Grecian amphitheater facing the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the San Felipe Fort on one side, and a verdant La Puntilla park. Concerts and other artistic events are occasionally held here. Regarding the Fort, it is one of the most important colonial military structures in the Caribbean turned museum, built by Spaniards in the 16th century to defend the DR’s north coast from pirates. Touring the fort reveals the original canons facing the Atlantic, ancient weapons, and numerous hidden chambers.
Anfiteatro De Puerto Plata
A stunning, outdoor Grecian amphitheater facing the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the San Felipe Fort on one side, and a verdant La Puntilla park. Concerts and other artistic events are occasionally held here. Regarding the Fort, it is one of the most important colonial military structures in the Caribbean turned museum, built by Spaniards in the 16th century to defend the DR’s north coast from pirates. Touring the fort reveals the original canons facing the Atlantic, ancient weapons, and numerous hidden chambers.
The north coast’s most recent cultural center doubling as a museum and an educational arts and crafts hub. Located in the heart of Sosúa’s beach town, Casa de Arte rotates paintings and sculpture exhibits, lectures, and hosts other events every month. Address: Pedro Clisante, Sosua Phone Number: (809) 571 2442 Schedule: 10:00am – 18:00pm (Saturday half-day, Sunday closed)
Casa de Arte de Sosúa
The north coast’s most recent cultural center doubling as a museum and an educational arts and crafts hub. Located in the heart of Sosúa’s beach town, Casa de Arte rotates paintings and sculpture exhibits, lectures, and hosts other events every month. Address: Pedro Clisante, Sosua Phone Number: (809) 571 2442 Schedule: 10:00am – 18:00pm (Saturday half-day, Sunday closed)
Christopher Columbus built the first European settlement in the New World here on his second voyage in 1493, near the mouth of the Bajabonico River and facing the bay of La Isabela, populating it with his entourage of approximately 1,500 Spaniards. Named after the then-Queen of Spain, the archeological ruins of the settlement, now a national park, are still standing in this bay area, including Columbus’s first home, perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and nearby, the first church. Historical records show that the first Catholic mass was celebrated there. A modern version of the church–Templo de Las Américas–was rebuilt and inaugurated in 1994 to mark the 500th anniversary of that first mass. There’s also a museum on-site depicting the Taino inhabitants and the Spaniards’ arrival, as well as other preserved relics. Location: La Isabela, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (829) 804 9386 Schedule: 8:00am – 17:00pm
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La Isabela
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Christopher Columbus built the first European settlement in the New World here on his second voyage in 1493, near the mouth of the Bajabonico River and facing the bay of La Isabela, populating it with his entourage of approximately 1,500 Spaniards. Named after the then-Queen of Spain, the archeological ruins of the settlement, now a national park, are still standing in this bay area, including Columbus’s first home, perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and nearby, the first church. Historical records show that the first Catholic mass was celebrated there. A modern version of the church–Templo de Las Américas–was rebuilt and inaugurated in 1994 to mark the 500th anniversary of that first mass. There’s also a museum on-site depicting the Taino inhabitants and the Spaniards’ arrival, as well as other preserved relics. Location: La Isabela, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (829) 804 9386 Schedule: 8:00am – 17:00pm
Puerto Plata’s Amber Museum, sitting smack in the heart of the city in a neo-classical style residence, displays some of the DR’s stunning amber stones on several floors, including samples containing animal fossils. Showcased in a room designed like a cave, you’ll view close-ups of stones containing a near 43-centimeter (17-inch) lizard, a scorpion, a centipede, wasp’s nests, and two beetles mating, all of which date back to 15 to 20 million years. There are also amber stones with butterflies, and flowers. One mosquito-encased amber gemstone was used in Steven Spielberg’s motion picture film Jurassic Park. Location: Calle 12 de Julio, #24, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 244 4895 Schedule: 8:00am – 17:00pm (Sunday’s closed)
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Museo Del Ámbar
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Puerto Plata’s Amber Museum, sitting smack in the heart of the city in a neo-classical style residence, displays some of the DR’s stunning amber stones on several floors, including samples containing animal fossils. Showcased in a room designed like a cave, you’ll view close-ups of stones containing a near 43-centimeter (17-inch) lizard, a scorpion, a centipede, wasp’s nests, and two beetles mating, all of which date back to 15 to 20 million years. There are also amber stones with butterflies, and flowers. One mosquito-encased amber gemstone was used in Steven Spielberg’s motion picture film Jurassic Park. Location: Calle 12 de Julio, #24, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 244 4895 Schedule: 8:00am – 17:00pm (Sunday’s closed)
Inaugurated in 2012, this restored Victorian-style building is one of the most beautiful buildings in Puerto Plata. The Gregorio Luperón Museum House tells the story of national hero General Gregorio Luperón, recognized leader in the victory of Dominican forces who restored the country’s independence from Spain in 1865. The two-story museum displays period items, from costumes to furniture, and a photo gallery. The Spanish courtyard is a delightful centerpiece, flanked by a colorful mural depicting General Luperón. Location: Calle 12 de Julio, #54, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 261 8661 Schedule: 9:00am – 17:00pm (Sunday’s closed)
General Gregorio Luperón House Museum
Inaugurated in 2012, this restored Victorian-style building is one of the most beautiful buildings in Puerto Plata. The Gregorio Luperón Museum House tells the story of national hero General Gregorio Luperón, recognized leader in the victory of Dominican forces who restored the country’s independence from Spain in 1865. The two-story museum displays period items, from costumes to furniture, and a photo gallery. The Spanish courtyard is a delightful centerpiece, flanked by a colorful mural depicting General Luperón. Location: Calle 12 de Julio, #54, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 261 8661 Schedule: 9:00am – 17:00pm (Sunday’s closed)
Parque Independencia–also known as Parque Central–is the centerpiece of Puerto Plata city, framed with royal palms and hugged on all four corners by pastel-colored Victorian-era architecture. The white Catedral del Apóstol San Felipe towers over the square, where Puerto Plateños relax throughout the day and night with friends and family. You’ll find a café, ice cream parlor, and restaurant around the square, while the city’s key museums are just a couple of blocks away.
Plaza Independencia
Parque Independencia–also known as Parque Central–is the centerpiece of Puerto Plata city, framed with royal palms and hugged on all four corners by pastel-colored Victorian-era architecture. The white Catedral del Apóstol San Felipe towers over the square, where Puerto Plateños relax throughout the day and night with friends and family. You’ll find a café, ice cream parlor, and restaurant around the square, while the city’s key museums are just a couple of blocks away.
Regarding the Fort, it is one of the most important colonial military structures in the Caribbean turned museum, built by Spaniards in the 16th century to defend the DR’s north coast from pirates. Touring the fort reveals the original canons facing the Atlantic, ancient weapons, and numerous hidden chambers.
Prisión de San Felipe
Regarding the Fort, it is one of the most important colonial military structures in the Caribbean turned museum, built by Spaniards in the 16th century to defend the DR’s north coast from pirates. Touring the fort reveals the original canons facing the Atlantic, ancient weapons, and numerous hidden chambers.
Sightseeing & Activities
El Choco National Park offers a world of nature for hikes, mountain biking, swimming in fresh water lagoons, and cave exploration. Stretching 78 square kilometers (30 square miles), a handful of hiking trails take you through thick tropical forest along cacao and coffee trees, and into caves dating back millions of years. Address: El Choco, Sosua Phone Number: (809) 984 9823
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El Choco National Park
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El Choco National Park offers a world of nature for hikes, mountain biking, swimming in fresh water lagoons, and cave exploration. Stretching 78 square kilometers (30 square miles), a handful of hiking trails take you through thick tropical forest along cacao and coffee trees, and into caves dating back millions of years. Address: El Choco, Sosua Phone Number: (809) 984 9823
Set on 280 acres of farmland between Sosúa and Cabarete, nine kilometers (6 miles) off the road leading to El Choco National Park, Monkey Jungle Park gets rave reviews for its setting and its recreational offers. It is home to squirrel capuchin monkeys, a seven-station zip line, a botanical garden, and an ancient Taino cave you can descend into 18 meters (60 feet) below ground. The monkeys mingle with visitors, posing for photos, and climbing on your shoulders if you choose. The site also serves as a recovery center for rescue capuchins. Tour the botanical gardens tucked inside a grotto, zipline across the farm–with runs stretching up to 800 feet long–or brave the Cave Descender, an 18-meter (60-foot) cable-controlled drop into a cave. All proceeds from tours go to fund an on-site medical and dental clinic. Address: Carretera El Choco 9km Phone Number: (829) 554 2425 Schedule: 9:00am – 16:00pm
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Monkey Jungle Dominican Republic
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Set on 280 acres of farmland between Sosúa and Cabarete, nine kilometers (6 miles) off the road leading to El Choco National Park, Monkey Jungle Park gets rave reviews for its setting and its recreational offers. It is home to squirrel capuchin monkeys, a seven-station zip line, a botanical garden, and an ancient Taino cave you can descend into 18 meters (60 feet) below ground. The monkeys mingle with visitors, posing for photos, and climbing on your shoulders if you choose. The site also serves as a recovery center for rescue capuchins. Tour the botanical gardens tucked inside a grotto, zipline across the farm–with runs stretching up to 800 feet long–or brave the Cave Descender, an 18-meter (60-foot) cable-controlled drop into a cave. All proceeds from tours go to fund an on-site medical and dental clinic. Address: Carretera El Choco 9km Phone Number: (829) 554 2425 Schedule: 9:00am – 16:00pm
Puerto Plata’s crown jewel attraction, the 27 Charcos of Damajagua waterfalls offer a day of hiking through thick forest, crossing footbridges and passing numerous flora before eventually reaching a rocky hilltop where you’ll begin making your way down by jumping or sliding down a series of waterfalls–helmets and safety gear on–as you slide down water-cushioned chutes or jump into deep turquoise pools. Most excursions take you only through seven falls, as reaching the 27th is reserved for the most active and physically fit adventurers. Run by local guides who live within the community, the park entrance fees benefit all of its residents, making it a win for all. The park is located approximately an hour from Puerto Plata city. Make it through the 27 Charcos de Damajagua and you can face any other adventure in the DR! Address: Damajagua, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 250 4200 Schedule: 8:00am – 15:00pm
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27 Waterfalls
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Puerto Plata’s crown jewel attraction, the 27 Charcos of Damajagua waterfalls offer a day of hiking through thick forest, crossing footbridges and passing numerous flora before eventually reaching a rocky hilltop where you’ll begin making your way down by jumping or sliding down a series of waterfalls–helmets and safety gear on–as you slide down water-cushioned chutes or jump into deep turquoise pools. Most excursions take you only through seven falls, as reaching the 27th is reserved for the most active and physically fit adventurers. Run by local guides who live within the community, the park entrance fees benefit all of its residents, making it a win for all. The park is located approximately an hour from Puerto Plata city. Make it through the 27 Charcos de Damajagua and you can face any other adventure in the DR! Address: Damajagua, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 250 4200 Schedule: 8:00am – 15:00pm
Sitting 10 kilometers (six miles) northwest of the Bay of Montecristi, Los Siete Hermanos consist of seven sandy cays–Toruru, Muertos, Ratas, Terrero, Monte Grande, Monte Chico, and Arenas. Formed by coral sands, they offer a world of beaches, underwater exploration, and wildlife. Around the cayes’ shores, you’ll spot cacti, iguanas, and crabs. Underwater, submerged forests, sandy bottoms, and large rocky walls make this area a one-stop site for snorkeling, day or night diving–at just three meters (10 feet), making it accessible to beginners. And unlike other diving spots in Montecristi, you can explore on windy days. The seven cayes are also the DR’s primary nesting site for boobies–the season runs from late May to early September–and are an ideal spot for watching migratory and native birds. Location: Montecristi
Cayos Siete Hermanos
Sitting 10 kilometers (six miles) northwest of the Bay of Montecristi, Los Siete Hermanos consist of seven sandy cays–Toruru, Muertos, Ratas, Terrero, Monte Grande, Monte Chico, and Arenas. Formed by coral sands, they offer a world of beaches, underwater exploration, and wildlife. Around the cayes’ shores, you’ll spot cacti, iguanas, and crabs. Underwater, submerged forests, sandy bottoms, and large rocky walls make this area a one-stop site for snorkeling, day or night diving–at just three meters (10 feet), making it accessible to beginners. And unlike other diving spots in Montecristi, you can explore on windy days. The seven cayes are also the DR’s primary nesting site for boobies–the season runs from late May to early September–and are an ideal spot for watching migratory and native birds. Location: Montecristi
The low-lying Cave of the Swallows or Cueva de las Golondrinas is tucked along the scraggly Atlantic coastline of Río San Juan, just a five-minute boat ride from town. An optional stop on tours of Laguna Gri Gri, your captain will steer the boat inside the small cavern–watch your head–to view its rock composition from ceiling to floor while you float on crystal clear turquoise waters. Once the boat exits the cave, you can choose to swim in the calm natural pool surrounding the area. Location: Rio San Juan Schedule: 8:00am – 18:00pm
La Cueva de Las Golondrinas
The low-lying Cave of the Swallows or Cueva de las Golondrinas is tucked along the scraggly Atlantic coastline of Río San Juan, just a five-minute boat ride from town. An optional stop on tours of Laguna Gri Gri, your captain will steer the boat inside the small cavern–watch your head–to view its rock composition from ceiling to floor while you float on crystal clear turquoise waters. Once the boat exits the cave, you can choose to swim in the calm natural pool surrounding the area. Location: Rio San Juan Schedule: 8:00am – 18:00pm
Tucked inside the forest of El Choco National Park, Cabarete’s caves reveal an underground network dating back millions of years. Hiking excursions from town or expert guides at the park can take you to explore the various chambers. Cueva de Cristal–the Crystal Cave–rests underground and you’ll go down a series of steps to view this dark chamber with a fresh water pool, deep enough for certified cave divers to explore. Other caves are above ground; a steep stairway climb leads to vast chambers and tunnels filled with stalactites and stalagmites, as well as rock art. Address: Cabarete Phone Number: (809) 984 9823
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El Choco National Park
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Tucked inside the forest of El Choco National Park, Cabarete’s caves reveal an underground network dating back millions of years. Hiking excursions from town or expert guides at the park can take you to explore the various chambers. Cueva de Cristal–the Crystal Cave–rests underground and you’ll go down a series of steps to view this dark chamber with a fresh water pool, deep enough for certified cave divers to explore. Other caves are above ground; a steep stairway climb leads to vast chambers and tunnels filled with stalactites and stalagmites, as well as rock art. Address: Cabarete Phone Number: (809) 984 9823
When it’s time for a beach break, head over to Fun City, where you’ll face some fierce competition on one of three go-kart tracks with varying speeds and challenges. Whether adult or child, there’s also a ton of fun guaranteed spinning or bumping on the bumper car course, another popular pick. Other attractions include a children’s playground, and a pitcher challenger field with radar display. Address: Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 320 1031 Schedule: 10:00am – 18:00pm
Fun City
When it’s time for a beach break, head over to Fun City, where you’ll face some fierce competition on one of three go-kart tracks with varying speeds and challenges. Whether adult or child, there’s also a ton of fun guaranteed spinning or bumping on the bumper car course, another popular pick. Other attractions include a children’s playground, and a pitcher challenger field with radar display. Address: Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 320 1031 Schedule: 10:00am – 18:00pm
Climb the lookout tower and observe manatees at the Estero Hondo Marine Mammal Sanctuary, in the western corner of the Puerto Plata province. The protected lagoon is where the largest number of endangered, herbivore West Indian Manatees reside. The Marine Mammal Sanctuary also doubles as a protected habitat for birds–hike to the lookout tower to spot the manatees and birds from land. Location: Estero Hondo
Estero Hondo
Climb the lookout tower and observe manatees at the Estero Hondo Marine Mammal Sanctuary, in the western corner of the Puerto Plata province. The protected lagoon is where the largest number of endangered, herbivore West Indian Manatees reside. The Marine Mammal Sanctuary also doubles as a protected habitat for birds–hike to the lookout tower to spot the manatees and birds from land. Location: Estero Hondo
One of the most beautiful natural attractions on the north coast, Laguna Dudú’s series of turquoise, freshwater lagoons surrounded with caves and lush forest will keep you swimming all day long. Located in Cabrera, approximately two hours’ drive east of Puerto Plata and an hour from Playa Grande, the park offers plenty of outdoor entertainment. Swim or rent a kayak to navigate the waters, explore one of the caves on foot, or brave the makeshift zipline at your own risk, throwing you approximately 10 meters (33 feet) down into the deepest lagoon. There’s an on-site restaurant and bar, and plenty of green space to relax all day long. Location: Carretera Nagua – Cabrera, La Entrada, Cabrera 33000 Phone Number: (809) 697 5534 Schedule: 9:00am – 17:30pm
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Dudú Lagoon / Laguna Dudú
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One of the most beautiful natural attractions on the north coast, Laguna Dudú’s series of turquoise, freshwater lagoons surrounded with caves and lush forest will keep you swimming all day long. Located in Cabrera, approximately two hours’ drive east of Puerto Plata and an hour from Playa Grande, the park offers plenty of outdoor entertainment. Swim or rent a kayak to navigate the waters, explore one of the caves on foot, or brave the makeshift zipline at your own risk, throwing you approximately 10 meters (33 feet) down into the deepest lagoon. There’s an on-site restaurant and bar, and plenty of green space to relax all day long. Location: Carretera Nagua – Cabrera, La Entrada, Cabrera 33000 Phone Number: (809) 697 5534 Schedule: 9:00am – 17:30pm
Located in the fishing village of Río San Juan, approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Puerto Plata, Laguna Gri-Gri is one of the country’s major bird sanctuaries, set along a peaceful lagoon flanked by thick mangroves. Boat rides take you along this mystical lagoon at any time of day, though sunset is the best time to see egrets, and vultures soaring and chirping loudly above the mangroves as you pass through the narrow channels, eventually leading up to the sea. Daily guided boat tours of the lagoon includes a stop at Cueva de Las Golondrinas (Cave of the Swallows), facing a turquoise, shallow cove where you can take a swim, and end at the magical Playa Caletón to enjoy one of Río San Juan’s blissful beaches. Location: Rio San Juan
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Laguna Gri-Gri
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Located in the fishing village of Río San Juan, approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Puerto Plata, Laguna Gri-Gri is one of the country’s major bird sanctuaries, set along a peaceful lagoon flanked by thick mangroves. Boat rides take you along this mystical lagoon at any time of day, though sunset is the best time to see egrets, and vultures soaring and chirping loudly above the mangroves as you pass through the narrow channels, eventually leading up to the sea. Daily guided boat tours of the lagoon includes a stop at Cueva de Las Golondrinas (Cave of the Swallows), facing a turquoise, shallow cove where you can take a swim, and end at the magical Playa Caletón to enjoy one of Río San Juan’s blissful beaches. Location: Rio San Juan
Hike your way up or hop on the only cable car in the Caribbean to reach Mount Isabel de Torres, flanked by a giant statue of Christ the Redeemer–one of the province’s iconic landmarks. You’ll be standing 793 meters (2,600 feet) above Puerto Plata’s verdant hills, surrounded with phenomenal views of Puerto Plata’s Atlantic Ocean and beaches in the distance. Once at the peak, hike the beautiful botanical gardens filled with local flora, caves, and plenty of areas for respite from the sun. A breathtaking 10-minute ride takes you soaring in one of two cable cars 800 meters (2,625 feet) above Puerto Plata’s magical landscape–from the sea on your north to the lush, verdant plains that eventually lead you to the other end of the cable, at Mount Isabel de Torres. Location: Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 970 0501 Schedule: 8:30am – 17:00pm
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The Cable Car Puerto Plata
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Hike your way up or hop on the only cable car in the Caribbean to reach Mount Isabel de Torres, flanked by a giant statue of Christ the Redeemer–one of the province’s iconic landmarks. You’ll be standing 793 meters (2,600 feet) above Puerto Plata’s verdant hills, surrounded with phenomenal views of Puerto Plata’s Atlantic Ocean and beaches in the distance. Once at the peak, hike the beautiful botanical gardens filled with local flora, caves, and plenty of areas for respite from the sun. A breathtaking 10-minute ride takes you soaring in one of two cable cars 800 meters (2,625 feet) above Puerto Plata’s magical landscape–from the sea on your north to the lush, verdant plains that eventually lead you to the other end of the cable, at Mount Isabel de Torres. Location: Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 970 0501 Schedule: 8:30am – 17:00pm
Visitors who dream of swimming with dolphins can fulfill their wish at Ocean World Adventure Park, located in Cofresí, just over five kilometers (three miles) west of Puerto Plata city. Aside from dolphins, children and adults can enjoy a multitude of marine experiences, from shows with sea lions and nurse sharks to an exotic bird area, and snorkeling in an artificial coral reef aquarium filled with hundreds of tropical fish. For more adventure, try the giant slide that throws you into the artificial swimming lagoon. Location: Calle Principal #3, Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 291 1000 Schedule: 9:00am – 18:00pm
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Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata
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Visitors who dream of swimming with dolphins can fulfill their wish at Ocean World Adventure Park, located in Cofresí, just over five kilometers (three miles) west of Puerto Plata city. Aside from dolphins, children and adults can enjoy a multitude of marine experiences, from shows with sea lions and nurse sharks to an exotic bird area, and snorkeling in an artificial coral reef aquarium filled with hundreds of tropical fish. For more adventure, try the giant slide that throws you into the artificial swimming lagoon. Location: Calle Principal #3, Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 291 1000 Schedule: 9:00am – 18:00pm
Isolated yet close to the bustling center of Sosúa, Playa Alicia is one of the DR’s most recent beaches, formed over the last decade from sand shifting over to this location. Also known as the “miracle beach,” its ultra-wide, blond stretch sits below a couple of restaurants and cafés, but there are no other developments or vendors directly on the beach. It’s a great place for a quiet swim and to catch a vibrant sunset.
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Playa Alicia
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Isolated yet close to the bustling center of Sosúa, Playa Alicia is one of the DR’s most recent beaches, formed over the last decade from sand shifting over to this location. Also known as the “miracle beach,” its ultra-wide, blond stretch sits below a couple of restaurants and cafés, but there are no other developments or vendors directly on the beach. It’s a great place for a quiet swim and to catch a vibrant sunset.
Cozy, crescent-shaped Playa Caletón is a favorite, flanked with lush vegetation and rocky scenery–some of it bearing sculpted faces of Taino Indian chiefs–that gives it a mystical feel. But accessing this beach is easy from the fishing village of Río San Juan. The entrance sits along the highway between Río San Juan and the Playa Grande beach and golf complex, and a stop here is often included on a boat excursion of Laguna Gri Gri and the surrounding coastline.
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Playa Caleton
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Cozy, crescent-shaped Playa Caletón is a favorite, flanked with lush vegetation and rocky scenery–some of it bearing sculpted faces of Taino Indian chiefs–that gives it a mystical feel. But accessing this beach is easy from the fishing village of Río San Juan. The entrance sits along the highway between Río San Juan and the Playa Grande beach and golf complex, and a stop here is often included on a boat excursion of Laguna Gri Gri and the surrounding coastline.
Reaching the spectacular white sand of Playa Cambiaso is worth the effort–approximately one and half hours northwest from Puerto Plata city between Maimón and Luperón, this wide stretch is lined with coconut palms, while donkeys graze at the back, and a couple of local restaurants serve fresh catch. Families gather here on the weekends, but on weekdays you’ll have the whole beach to yourself. The beach is tricky to find and takes you on bumpy dirt roads–you’ll need an off-road vehicle and an experienced local driver.
Playa Cambiaso
Reaching the spectacular white sand of Playa Cambiaso is worth the effort–approximately one and half hours northwest from Puerto Plata city between Maimón and Luperón, this wide stretch is lined with coconut palms, while donkeys graze at the back, and a couple of local restaurants serve fresh catch. Families gather here on the weekends, but on weekdays you’ll have the whole beach to yourself. The beach is tricky to find and takes you on bumpy dirt roads–you’ll need an off-road vehicle and an experienced local driver.
West of Puerto Plata, Playa Cofresí is a relaxing stretch of light blond sand with calm waters for swimming, and plenty of shade. A few resorts and restaurants dot this beach, located adjacent to Ocean World Adventure Park.
Playa Cofresí
West of Puerto Plata, Playa Cofresí is a relaxing stretch of light blond sand with calm waters for swimming, and plenty of shade. A few resorts and restaurants dot this beach, located adjacent to Ocean World Adventure Park.
Located on the northwestern coast, directly off the highway in Cabrera, this light white sand beach is not what you expect: a river flows so near, it gives the sand a soft, spongy texture, while the sea is a mixture of cold and warm from one end to the other. It’s an intriguing experience, but the shallow waters–you can wade in for miles–make it even more ideal for everyone.
Playa Diamante
Located on the northwestern coast, directly off the highway in Cabrera, this light white sand beach is not what you expect: a river flows so near, it gives the sand a soft, spongy texture, while the sea is a mixture of cold and warm from one end to the other. It’s an intriguing experience, but the shallow waters–you can wade in for miles–make it even more ideal for everyone.
Just ten minutes east of downtown Puerto Plata, these reef-protected beaches face the two main resort areas that draw the majority of the area’s visitors. Sections of these stunning, wide golden stretches are Blue Flag certified for their water quality and services. You’ll find extensive options for water sports from kitesurfing to banana boat tubing, as well as restaurants and bars.
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Playa Dorada
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Just ten minutes east of downtown Puerto Plata, these reef-protected beaches face the two main resort areas that draw the majority of the area’s visitors. Sections of these stunning, wide golden stretches are Blue Flag certified for their water quality and services. You’ll find extensive options for water sports from kitesurfing to banana boat tubing, as well as restaurants and bars.
A masterpiece of legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Playa Dorada Golf Course offers five holes with sea-views, including one directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Opened in 1976 inside the popular Playa Dorada Resort Complex in Puerto Plata, the relatively flat course is known for its outstanding conditioning. Fairways are wide with little rough, and greens are generous, featuring water hazards and strategically placed bunkers to spice things up. It’s an ideal vacation resort course that can be enjoyed by all golfers, yet one that still offers challenges. With a location just 15 minutes’ drive from Puerto Plata airport, golfers can play on the day they arrive or before they leave. 18 holes; Par 72; Yardage 6,765; Slope 134; Rating 73.6.
Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Club
A masterpiece of legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Playa Dorada Golf Course offers five holes with sea-views, including one directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Opened in 1976 inside the popular Playa Dorada Resort Complex in Puerto Plata, the relatively flat course is known for its outstanding conditioning. Fairways are wide with little rough, and greens are generous, featuring water hazards and strategically placed bunkers to spice things up. It’s an ideal vacation resort course that can be enjoyed by all golfers, yet one that still offers challenges. With a location just 15 minutes’ drive from Puerto Plata airport, golfers can play on the day they arrive or before they leave. 18 holes; Par 72; Yardage 6,765; Slope 134; Rating 73.6.
Off the highway between Río San Juan to Playa Grande, this small cove is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and just relaxing. You’ll find fewer crowds here than at Playa Caletón, particularly during the week. There are no restaurants or facilities here, and that’s the beauty of it.
Playa El Breton
Off the highway between Río San Juan to Playa Grande, this small cove is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and just relaxing. You’ll find fewer crowds here than at Playa Caletón, particularly during the week. There are no restaurants or facilities here, and that’s the beauty of it.
Located just before Punta Rucia, Playa Ensenada is a favorite gathering spot of families on the weekends, for its perfectly white sand beach, ultra-shallow blue waters, and rows of frituras or shacks cooking fresh fish and other specialties al fresco.
Playa La Ensenada
Located just before Punta Rucia, Playa Ensenada is a favorite gathering spot of families on the weekends, for its perfectly white sand beach, ultra-shallow blue waters, and rows of frituras or shacks cooking fresh fish and other specialties al fresco.
The break for surfers is at Playa Encuentro, located between Sosúa and Cabarete, and a half-hour drive from Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada hotels. Described as a “perfect right-hand reef break,” you’ll find the area’s top surf schools right on the beach, ready to take you out into the waves. In true surfing tradition, the best time to catch waves is in the early morning.
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Playa Encuentro
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The break for surfers is at Playa Encuentro, located between Sosúa and Cabarete, and a half-hour drive from Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada hotels. Described as a “perfect right-hand reef break,” you’ll find the area’s top surf schools right on the beach, ready to take you out into the waves. In true surfing tradition, the best time to catch waves is in the early morning.
Approximately 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Puerto Plata city, between Río San Juan and Cabrera, this wide, two-kilometer-long (one mile) golden beach is known for its swells–good for surfers–and undertows in the winter, requiring extra care by not swimming too far off shore. On site, rows of local seafood shacks serve excellent lunch plates while the music echoes. Playa Grande’s perfect palm trees and golden beach landscape make it a photographer’s favorite.
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Playa Grande
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Approximately 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Puerto Plata city, between Río San Juan and Cabrera, this wide, two-kilometer-long (one mile) golden beach is known for its swells–good for surfers–and undertows in the winter, requiring extra care by not swimming too far off shore. On site, rows of local seafood shacks serve excellent lunch plates while the music echoes. Playa Grande’s perfect palm trees and golden beach landscape make it a photographer’s favorite.
Hugging a crescent-shaped bay, Sosúa is a beautiful stretch of golden sand contrasting against deep azure-turquoise waters with a white, sandy bottom. It’s also a diver and snorkeler favorite, with easy access to a wide array of sites near shore.
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Playa Sosua
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Hugging a crescent-shaped bay, Sosúa is a beautiful stretch of golden sand contrasting against deep azure-turquoise waters with a white, sandy bottom. It’s also a diver and snorkeler favorite, with easy access to a wide array of sites near shore.
La Puntilla is a oceanfront historical park. Great for picnics, walks in the park and exercising.
La Puntilla
Av Avenida General Gregorio Luperón
La Puntilla is a oceanfront historical park. Great for picnics, walks in the park and exercising.
The Caribbean’s hub for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and laser sailing, Playa Cabarete–also known as “Kite Beach” on the western side–is where you can learn and practice wind water sports all year round. On weekends, especially in the summer, the sails and kites are all out on the water, which makes for dreamy photographs. There’s plenty of space for swimming and relaxing as well, facing the many restaurants, bars, shops, and lounges on the eastern side of the beach. International kitesurfing championships are hosted here during the year, and guesthouses and hotels stand along the beach with modern condos available for rent.
Playa Cabarete
The Caribbean’s hub for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and laser sailing, Playa Cabarete–also known as “Kite Beach” on the western side–is where you can learn and practice wind water sports all year round. On weekends, especially in the summer, the sails and kites are all out on the water, which makes for dreamy photographs. There’s plenty of space for swimming and relaxing as well, facing the many restaurants, bars, shops, and lounges on the eastern side of the beach. International kitesurfing championships are hosted here during the year, and guesthouses and hotels stand along the beach with modern condos available for rent.
Cabarete, located in the north coast is known as the Wind Surf capital of the World. The relatively flat water in the bay combined with fairly constant trade winds and thermals make Cabarete an ideal spot for the sport. It is regularly home to international competitions such as the infamous Master of the Ocean.
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Cabarete Beach
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Cabarete, located in the north coast is known as the Wind Surf capital of the World. The relatively flat water in the bay combined with fairly constant trade winds and thermals make Cabarete an ideal spot for the sport. It is regularly home to international competitions such as the infamous Master of the Ocean.
Off these northwestern shores, boats depart to the offshore Cayo Arena–also known as Cayo Paraíso–offering exceptional diving for beginner levels, starting at five meters (16 feet). Schools of tropical fish can also easily be seen in shallow turquoise waters, making this spot a paradise for snorkeling fans. This area boasts some of the most abundant marine life in the DR, with corals and sponges that surround the caye, where octopuses, crabs, schools of surgeonfish, sergeant majors, damselfish, angelfish, and yellowtail snappers all swim around your feet. This tiny sandbank is also a dreamy spot to relax and take plenty of beach selfies. Location: Punta Rucia Tip: Drive until La Ensenada beach, and rent a speed boat (captain included) to the island. OR book with an agency, it will include pick up and drop off.
Cayo Arena
Off these northwestern shores, boats depart to the offshore Cayo Arena–also known as Cayo Paraíso–offering exceptional diving for beginner levels, starting at five meters (16 feet). Schools of tropical fish can also easily be seen in shallow turquoise waters, making this spot a paradise for snorkeling fans. This area boasts some of the most abundant marine life in the DR, with corals and sponges that surround the caye, where octopuses, crabs, schools of surgeonfish, sergeant majors, damselfish, angelfish, and yellowtail snappers all swim around your feet. This tiny sandbank is also a dreamy spot to relax and take plenty of beach selfies. Location: Punta Rucia Tip: Drive until La Ensenada beach, and rent a speed boat (captain included) to the island. OR book with an agency, it will include pick up and drop off.
Food scene
The largest producer of traditionally made rum in the DR since 1888 offers tours of the distillery, including rum tasting and the chance of purchasing well-priced premium rums. Address: Avenida Manolo T. Justo, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 261 1888 Schedule: 8:00am – 16:00pm (weekends closed)
Brugal
The largest producer of traditionally made rum in the DR since 1888 offers tours of the distillery, including rum tasting and the chance of purchasing well-priced premium rums. Address: Avenida Manolo T. Justo, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 261 1888 Schedule: 8:00am – 16:00pm (weekends closed)
Based in Cabarete, this “organic, shade grown, hand-picked, fair trade” coffee provider takes you on a tour of multiple coffee farms approximately two hours away, where it sources its coffee beans. You’ll get to roast, grind, and brew your own cup. Address: 5 Punta Goleta, Cabarete Phone Number: (809) 571 0919 Schedule: 7:00am – 15:00pm
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Cabarete Coffee Company
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Based in Cabarete, this “organic, shade grown, hand-picked, fair trade” coffee provider takes you on a tour of multiple coffee farms approximately two hours away, where it sources its coffee beans. You’ll get to roast, grind, and brew your own cup. Address: 5 Punta Goleta, Cabarete Phone Number: (809) 571 0919 Schedule: 7:00am – 15:00pm
This small chocolate factory is a one-stop shop to learn all about Dominican cacao, from tree to bean, and make chocolate bars on site. It’s a half-day trip that takes you into the gorgeous hilly community of Palmar Grande for some spectacular views. Address: Camino Palmar Grande Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 805 1955 Schedule: 8:00am – 17:00pm (Closed on weekends)
Chocal
This small chocolate factory is a one-stop shop to learn all about Dominican cacao, from tree to bean, and make chocolate bars on site. It’s a half-day trip that takes you into the gorgeous hilly community of Palmar Grande for some spectacular views. Address: Camino Palmar Grande Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 805 1955 Schedule: 8:00am – 17:00pm (Closed on weekends)
The drive to reach Guananico, the agriculturally rich community where citrus, cacao, and other fruits grow organically–is as picturesque as the family-owned Hacienda Cufa chocolate farm itself. Starting at the entrance, you’ll begin a tour with seven stops taking you through cacao fields, learning about the history of chocolate and its production process from bean to bar. Last but not least, you’ll head over to the chocolate hut where all the delicious tastings take place, with chocolate in its various forms and flavors. There’s even a makeshift outdoor spa area where you can get a chocolate facial before a typical Dominican lunch is served on site, under a thatched roof palapa. Address: La Mariposa, Guananico, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 320 1031 Schedule: 10:00am – 18:00pm
Guananico - Puerto Plata
The drive to reach Guananico, the agriculturally rich community where citrus, cacao, and other fruits grow organically–is as picturesque as the family-owned Hacienda Cufa chocolate farm itself. Starting at the entrance, you’ll begin a tour with seven stops taking you through cacao fields, learning about the history of chocolate and its production process from bean to bar. Last but not least, you’ll head over to the chocolate hut where all the delicious tastings take place, with chocolate in its various forms and flavors. There’s even a makeshift outdoor spa area where you can get a chocolate facial before a typical Dominican lunch is served on site, under a thatched roof palapa. Address: La Mariposa, Guananico, Puerto Plata Phone Number: (809) 320 1031 Schedule: 10:00am – 18:00pm
One of, if not, the best Italian restaurants in Sosua
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Bologna
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One of, if not, the best Italian restaurants in Sosua
excellent restaurant in Sosua
Margot Restaurant
excellent restaurant in Sosua
Best restaurant in Puerto Plata!
El Bergantin Caribbean Grill
Best restaurant in Puerto Plata!
Tour Agencies
The top rated tours, adrenaline rush waterfall adventures and fun things to do in Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete plus the 8 Best Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursions! Iguana Mama was the first licensed Adventure Tour Operator on the island, successfully guiding thousands of guests on fun tours and thrilling extreme activities for more than 25 years on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. They offer all of the best things to do including: 27 Waterfalls (27 Charcos) Of Damajagua / Cascading, Rappelling & Canyoning Waterfall Adventures / Ocean & River Adventures / Puerto Plata City Tour / ATV Quad Tour / Chill River Tubing / Monkey Jungle Zip Lining / Pico Duarte / Horseback Riding / El Choco National Park Hike / Custom Vacations, etc
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Iguana Mama Adventure Tours & Shore Excursions
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The top rated tours, adrenaline rush waterfall adventures and fun things to do in Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete plus the 8 Best Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursions! Iguana Mama was the first licensed Adventure Tour Operator on the island, successfully guiding thousands of guests on fun tours and thrilling extreme activities for more than 25 years on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. They offer all of the best things to do including: 27 Waterfalls (27 Charcos) Of Damajagua / Cascading, Rappelling & Canyoning Waterfall Adventures / Ocean & River Adventures / Puerto Plata City Tour / ATV Quad Tour / Chill River Tubing / Monkey Jungle Zip Lining / Pico Duarte / Horseback Riding / El Choco National Park Hike / Custom Vacations, etc
Agencia de Viajes Reza Tours & Travel
When joining Outback Safari-Adventures you will be riding on open-air trucks, fitted with comfortable seats and upgraded the off-road suspension. We escort you on a wonderful site seeing experience, driving through the amazing countryside and rural villages, allowing you to gain deep insights into the Dominican way of life. Our friendly tour guides will keep you entertained with amusing and curious stories throughout the day. Outback Adventures tours are educational and more importantly – fun for the whole family! Outback Adventures -Safari tours are available in Punta Cana, Bayahibe, Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Sosua.
Outback Adventures Puerto Plata
Calle doral-muñoz
When joining Outback Safari-Adventures you will be riding on open-air trucks, fitted with comfortable seats and upgraded the off-road suspension. We escort you on a wonderful site seeing experience, driving through the amazing countryside and rural villages, allowing you to gain deep insights into the Dominican way of life. Our friendly tour guides will keep you entertained with amusing and curious stories throughout the day. Outback Adventures tours are educational and more importantly – fun for the whole family! Outback Adventures -Safari tours are available in Punta Cana, Bayahibe, Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Sosua.
Albano Tours
Mel Tour offers a huge range of services along the north coast and organises Excursions, Eco Tours, private and Vip Tours, as well as scuba diving. We also offer real estate and car rentals, airport transfers, money exchange, translation and interpretor services. Mel' Tours works only with certified and multilingual tour guides, licensed bus drivers, professional mechanics and well-trained bilingual personnel. All buses are modern with air conditioning and regular maintenance.
Mel' Tours
Mel Tour offers a huge range of services along the north coast and organises Excursions, Eco Tours, private and Vip Tours, as well as scuba diving. We also offer real estate and car rentals, airport transfers, money exchange, translation and interpretor services. Mel' Tours works only with certified and multilingual tour guides, licensed bus drivers, professional mechanics and well-trained bilingual personnel. All buses are modern with air conditioning and regular maintenance.
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Albano Tours
When joining Outback Safari-Adventures you will be riding on open-air trucks, fitted with comfortable seats and upgraded the off-road suspension. We escort you on a wonderful site seeing experience, driving through the amazing countryside and rural villages, allowing you to gain deep insights into the Dominican way of life. Our friendly tour guides will keep you entertained with amusing and curious stories throughout the day. Outback Adventures tours are educational and more importantly – fun for the whole family! Outback Adventures -Safari tours are available in Punta Cana, Bayahibe, Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Sosua.
Outback Adventures Puerto Plata
Calle doral-muñoz
When joining Outback Safari-Adventures you will be riding on open-air trucks, fitted with comfortable seats and upgraded the off-road suspension. We escort you on a wonderful site seeing experience, driving through the amazing countryside and rural villages, allowing you to gain deep insights into the Dominican way of life. Our friendly tour guides will keep you entertained with amusing and curious stories throughout the day. Outback Adventures tours are educational and more importantly – fun for the whole family! Outback Adventures -Safari tours are available in Punta Cana, Bayahibe, Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Sosua.
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Transportation
Take comfortable buses from these cities Sosua-Puerto Plata-Santiago-Santo Domingo- Haiti
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Metro Tours
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Take comfortable buses from these cities Sosua-Puerto Plata-Santiago-Santo Domingo- Haiti
Take these comfortable buses from Sosua to many cities around the country such as Santo Domingo, La Vega, Santiago, etc.
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Caribe Tours
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Take these comfortable buses from Sosua to many cities around the country such as Santo Domingo, La Vega, Santiago, etc.