The north coast of the Dominican Republic is one of the most important and tourist areas. Along its entire coastline, there are various cities and towns that offer visitors the best options for leisure, adventure and nature, not to mention some of the best beaches in the entire country.
The province of Puerto Plata brings together almost everything: adventure, fun, ecotourism, beaches, history and the international airport of Puerto Plata, which easily connects with any city in the world…
Cayo Arena, also known as Isla Paraíso, is a 25-minute boat ride from the departure point in Punta Rucia, located northwest of Puerto Plata. This sandbar sits in the middle of the brilliant blue ocean, with powdery white sand and shallow water teeming with tropical fish, ideal for snorkelers of any level.
The waterfalls of the 27 Charcos de Damajagua offer a full day of hiking through thick forests, crossing bridges and discovering the Dominican flora, before reaching the rocky top of a hill from where you will start your journey down, jumping or sliding down waterfalls, padded water slides and deep turquoise pools. The park is located approximately one hour from the city of Puerto Plata.
Stroll through the center of Puerto Plata, with its beautiful Victorian architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries. Visit the Fort of San Felipe, built in 1541 by the Spanish. The Amber Museum reveals the famous prehistoric jewel of the Dominican Republic, found in abundance in this area and considered the clearest in the world and… A visit to Puerto Plata is not complete if you don’t get on the cable car! the only one in the entire Caribbean area that has been operating since 1975. This impressive trip will take you above the magical landscape of Puerto Plata, with the sea to the north and the green plains that will lead to the end of the tour in the nature reserve and botanical garden of Isabel de Torres hill.
Don’t miss the Playa Dorada golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and ranked in the top 100 courses outside the US by Golf Digest magazine (2006). It is an excellent championship course, 18 holes, par 72 and stretches approximately 6,990 yards on uneven but very versatile terrain that is difficult at times, where water and bunkers come into play just to show off your skills.
Visitors who dream of swimming with dolphins will be able to fulfill their dream at Ocean World Adventure Park. Apart from the dolphins, children and adults can enjoy a variety of marine experiences, from shows with sea lions and nurse sharks to an exotic bird area, and snorkeling in an artificial coral reef teeming with tropical fish. For more adventure, slide down the giant slide that empties into a man-made lagoon.
The small and picturesque town of Sosua is known for its perfect location between the bustling city of Puerto Plata and the active beach town of Cabarete. Once a refuge for Jews fleeing the atrocities of World War II, it now houses its own Jewish museum. It is well known for its idyllic sandy beaches, calm and crystal clear waters and endless opportunities such as diving, rowing, sunbathing, eating and drinking, and its vibrant nightlife. Sosúa has the reputation of being one of the most popular tourist destinations on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.