Puerto Plata

PUERTO PLATA (including: Cabarete, Cofresi, Playa Dorada and Sosua) Puerto Plata is a destination for those seeking an active holiday at an affordable price, loaded with lots of places to visit in the area. Puerto Plata is located close to the International Airport making it less than a 20 minute drive to most hotels. Visit the other beaches in the area, such as Luperon Beach (the beach filled with large rocks and areas where you can swim), Playa Dorada (kiteboarding and windsurfing), Cabarete (windsurfing), Playa Grande Beach (spectacular scenery with perfect water), Monte Cristi (for diving). All of these places are located within the main tourism enclaves located near the city of Puerto Plata.

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In PLAYA DORADA, one of the most beautiful beaches of Puerto Plata, bicycle tours are available to visit the other hotels of the complex. Playa Dorada (also known as the Amber Coast) is a seaside resort 20 minutes from Gregorio Luperon International Airport. Playa Dorada is one of the neighborhoods with beautiful coastal roads facing the Atlantic Ocean, constitutes the main beach destination on the north coast with the largest resort offering. The resorts have nightclubs, shopping malls, bars, casinos and more than 30 restaurants scattered throughout the area. There are also cinemas and banks. Playa Dorada offers several sport options from tennis and basketball, to volleyball and horse-back riding, as well as the most current water sports. The beach is popular with snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts as they can admire the abundant underwater life in turquoise waters against sandy bottoms. Sosua being one of the most beautiful areas in the Dominican Republic is also renowned as one of the main attractions in the Caribbean. Sosua is a major tourist destination offering many resorts along beautiful beaches, all while preserving the tranquility of a few decades ago, when Sosua was still a small fishing village. Sosua has many hotels and apartment hotels, restaurants, shops and nightclubs ... The nightlife is great! In addition to beautiful beaches where sun worshippers will get their fill, there are many other attractions. In Sosua you will find reefs, canyons, shipwrecks and thousands of exotic fish. The average water temperature is around 80 degrees Farenheit, and dive depth is generally from 50 to 130 feet. Cabarete: Kitebeach, located within a 20 minute walk from the village, is an ideal beach for kitesurfing because of the presence of the wave breaking coral reef, 300 meters from the shore. In Cabarete, winds generally blow between 17 and 25 knots side-on-shore, meaning it blows sideways and from the sea. Cabarete is one of the stops of the PKRA competition which organizes the Kitesurf World Cup every year during the month of June. PLAYA GRANDE is located near the village of Río San Juan; it is a huge beach with impressive waves. It offers spectacular views for photo enthusiasts, and great romantic walks for the more sentimental. It is also the perfect place for lounging in a deck chair or enjoying a delicious grilled lobster accompanied by a cold beer or coconut juice. In the area, you can also find the beaches of Cabo Bretón, El Caletón, Playa Diamante, Preciosa and Cabo Francés, all characterized by their fine white sand. Rio San Juan's main attraction is Laguna Gri-Gri (about an hour and a half from Playa Grande) where one can enjoy great diving.

WHAT TO SEE:

Fifteen minutes from Puerto Plata, the city of COFRESI is known for its Ocean World; a beautiful marine park, which allows you to walk through a large rainforest and visit a tiger enclosure. This park is worth a visit. It has the largest dolphin lagoon in the world, a swimmable aquarium, sea lion shows, swimming pools with sharks, food courts and an area dedicated to a variety of exotic birds. In Puerto Plata one can visit the Brugal rum distillery; one of the oldest (1888) rum factories in the Dominican Republic. Taino Art Museum exhibits objects and artworks dating from the time of the Taino, the first inhabitants of the island of Hispaniola. You can also visit the Columbus Water Park, with slides and pools. The main tourist areas of the province of Puerto Plata would be Sosua, Cabarete, Playa Dorada and San Felipe de Puerto Plata, which are all high-end tourist destinations and among the best in the Caribbean.

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Puerto Plata is known primarily for its trendy nightlife. Along the Malecon, many nightclubs and hotels offer theme parties. Follow the rhythm of the typical Dominican merengue music, taste the finest rums and treat yourself to delicious tropical fruits. Puerto Plata is a feast for all senses most appreciated for its warm Caribbean rhythm. In general, the Dominicans are friendly, hospitable people and always willing to give a hand to visitors. So during your stay, you certainly will see many smiling faces and people will make you feel welcome with a friendly wave. You might find that daily life in Puerto Plata seem to flow at a more relaxed pace than you could anticipate. There is also an old saying about the weather in the Caribbean which says that the hotter the weather, the slower things will move! A statement quite appropriate for the Dominican…

ELECTRICITY:

In the Dominican Republic, electrical outlets are 110 volts, like the United States and Canada.

CURRENCY:

The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso (RD $). You can find the exchange rate on: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/ Most credit cards and travelers checks are accepted in many attractions throughout the country. There are ATM machines in almost every city in the Dominican Republic as well as in most resorts. A departure tax of approximately $20 US per person, is payable at the airport, it is not already included in your ticket.

TIPPING:

A 16% tax is added to all goods and an additional 10 % on all services. Tipping is recommended for janitors, doormen, baggage handlers, tour guides, taxis and bathroom attendants. Also, a 10% rule applies to restaurants if the service is good.

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