If you want to soak up the sun and the beach while still having many possible activities to do, head to Puerto Plata. There you will find everything you look for: casinos, restaurants, bars, shops, not to mention all the nature excursions that can be done nearby. Puerto Plata is a city on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by greenery, that will please everyone.
If you are not afraid of heights, you must make a stop at Isabel de Torres National Park. For just few dollars, you can get to the top of a mountain by cable car and have a spectacular view of Puerto Plata and the ocean. It is definitely worth the trip!
With merengue being the Dominican Republic's national dance, it's no wonder the country has a festival dedicated to it. In October of each year, the streets of Puerto Plata are closed for three days: music, gastronomy, crafts and sensual dancers are on the menu. Be careful, the temperature may rise suddenly!
Dolphin shows, exotic bird shows, Latin dance shows: Ocean World will blow your mind day and night. There are several marine species such as sea lions, sharks and dolphins in this park. If you've always wanted to swim with cetaceans, this is the chance to make your dream come true!
Do you like nature and thrills? If you are staying in Puerto Plata, plan a trip to Damajagua Falls. Once at the top of the mountain, equipped with your helmet and your life jacket, you will jump in the different pools then slide into smaller falls for a little swim. Don't forget your water shoes!
Puerto Plata is known for its nightlife. The nightclubs are literally crowded until the wee hours of the morning. Hit the dance floor and pull out your best salsa and merengue steps!
The country's official currency is the Dominican Peso (DOP). U.S. dollars and credit and debit cards are also accepted at tourist resorts. Remember to communicate the dates of your stay in the Dominican Republic to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards on the island.
Electrical outlets used in the Dominican Republic are the same as in Canada. However, voltage and frequency may differ depending on the hotel. If your devices do not have the words: INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, plan ahead and bring a converter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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