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Puerto Plata Excursions

Puerto Plata

Lush tropical vegetation and long stretches of golden sand framed by the majestic Isabel de Torres mountain set the scene for a thrilling vacation in Puerto Plata.

Scenically situated in the middle of what’s known as the Amber Coast, Puerto Plata is the most established resort area in the country and also the most-visited. It is known for great value.

Many Canadian travellers choose the Playa Dorada area of Puerto Plata as their home base, largely because of its wide, sandy beach, attractive low-rise resorts and comprehensive entertainment and sports facilities. An 18-hole championship golf course, a large shopping center and a smattering of casinos are also open to guests of those resorts located within the complex.

Meanwhile, in downtown Puerto Plata, you can visit a casino, a disco, or the San Felipe Fort, one of the oldest forts in the New World. A breathtaking view of the city can be had aboard a cable car which travels up Isabel de Torres Mountain.


Puerto Plata

Swim with Dolphins, Tigers and Sharks

Why watch Flipper dance on his tail in the water when you can jump in and dance with him! Puerto Plata’s Ocean World, the world’s first fully interactive water park invites you to do just that. Kiss a dolphin, swim with a tiger, and get up close to some of nature’s most majestic creatures. The park is open every day, but advance reservations are suggested.
Ocean World Adventure Park

Hike & Bike

Explore the jungle, lagoons, caves and the tropical rainforest by foot. Or get in the saddle and go for a ride along the coast or a mountain trail. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert biker – trails
range from easy going to whoo-boy! challenging.
IguanaMama Biking and Hiking (near Puerto Plata)

Down Under

Whether you’re just getting your feet wet, or are deep into scuba diving or snorkelling, you’ll find a dive your speed with lots of exciting sights off the coast of the Dominican Republic. The undersea world has colourful fish galore, wrecks, caverns, reefs and best of all, warm water and great visibility.
Northern Coas t Diving


Jump in and hang on! Many reputable tour operators can take you on wild outback tours that will have you charging through jungle rivers, stopping for a dip by a waterfall or sandy beach, visiting a plantation and enjoying lots of cool drinks.
Monster Truck Safari


The Playa Dorada complex boasts a first-class Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course, while Playa Grande, near Puerto Plata, gets 4-1⁄2 stars in Golf Digest’s Places to Play book. Ten of this course’s seaside holes are right on the water’s edge, 200 feet above the ocean. Four other courses are just a quick drive away.