Located in the north of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata is an increasingly popular tourist hot spot of this Caribbean island. And while the area’s white and golden beaches are clearly the main attraction, the local architecture, friendly people and fun attractions make Puerto Plata a wonderful beach destination to consider for your next trip to the Dominican Republic.
No matter your choice of activities, Puerto Plata has a little something for everyone. Here are five of our favorites.
Ocean World Adventure Park
If you’re looking for fun things to do for the entire family, no visit to Puerto Plata is complete without a day of excitement at the Ocean World Adventure Park. Day Pass visitors have the chance to observe numerous aquatic shows as well as snorkel in a tropical reef aquarium, meet tigers and feed exotic tropical birds. With optional dolphin swims, shark and stingray encounters, and even sea lion interactions, you won’t have enough time for all the fun. Plus, you can top off the activities with an evening of fine nighttime entertainment and an exquisite dinner at Ocean World’s Bravissimo Show.
Photo credit: Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism
If you’re looking for some fine aquatic pampering, look no further than this nautical journey to Cayo Arena, a stunning sandbar surrounded by vibrant coral reef formations. You’ll travel to the picturesque town of Punta Rucia from where you’ll take a scenic boat ride to this gorgeous tropical island in the Atlantic.
Relax on the beach or snorkel in the crystalline waters before enjoying a delicious lunch and then returning back to the mainland on a ride that takes you past verdant mangroves and exotic flora and fauna of the passing landscape. As if that weren’t enough, you can also take the VIP Cayo Arena tour for a more personalized outing.
Extreme Mega Adventure
This extreme mega adventure combo packs the perfect three-in-one punch of adrenaline-filled adventure through the Dominican countryside. Start off the excitement with a visit to the impressive Damajagua Cascades, a series of 12 limestone waterfalls formed from thousands of years of cascading water. After taking the plunge, head out on horseback through the tropical landscape and get fascinating views of rural life before heading for the trees where you’ll have the chance to soar through the jungle canopy on a zip line course.
Puerto Plata City Tour with Cable Car Ride
Get an insider’s view of this beautiful town on the northern coastline of the Dominican Republic on the Puerto Plata City Tour. Learn all about the rich culture and fascinating history of the Silver City and visit the Brugal Ron factory for some fine tasting and the chance to purchase these wonderful Dominican spirits straight from the factory. Stroll through downtown Puerto Plata and admire the old-world Victorian architecture, pay a visit to the old Spanish fortress of San Felipe and make a stop at the world-famous amber museum before taking a thrilling cable car ride up to the peak of the Isabel de Torres mountain for some fantastic sightseeing.
Puerto Plata Terracross Tour
Enjoy this thrilling adventure on board of a powerful 4×4 on the Puerto Plata Terracross Tour. Delight in the wonderful natural landscape as you ride past the gorgeous Dominican countryside and enjoy of its flora and fauna. Make a stop and cool off with some fresh coconut juice before continuing your adventure down these country roads to a beautiful swimming area. Afterwards, head back to the ranch for a bite to eat and some cold drinks to quench your thirst.
Amstar dmc operates these and many other great adventure and cultural activities throughout the Dominican Republic. Contact us at our toll-free number 1-800-895-3000, online or directly with the Amstar representative at your hotel for more information and travel tips on these and other Puerto Plata tours.