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Puerto Plata Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

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Puerto Plata, or “Port of Silver” was discovered by Columbus way back in 1502, but has only recently become popular as more and more tourists have begun to discover it since the 1980s. Each year thousands of travellers descend on its shores for a taste of the all-inclusive holiday scene that Puerto Plata and neighboring Playa Dorada are famous for. Here’s a suggestion for an action packed three day itinerary in Puerto Plata.

Day 1: Land and Water Tours

Visitors have an ample choice of both water and land tours starting with the off-road Monster Truck Safari through coffee plantations and the Outback Safari through sugarcane fields to the Santiago and Jarabacoa Falls tour which includes a visit to a cigar factory. Puerto Plata also offers multiple opportunities to cruise the Atlantic Ocean, usually with a full-course meal served on board. Popular among a host of afternoon and evening cruises is the catamaran cruise to the bay of Sosua.

Day 2: Beach-Hopping and Excursions

What’s a visit to Puerto Plata without a day spent at its world class beaches? Sosua and Playa Dorada are known for their sun-kissed white sands and turquoise waters. They are also the heart of many fun-filled activities like paragliding, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba-diving. If you’d like to discover other aspects of Puerto Plata’s history visit the Brugal Rum Factory, the Taino Art Museum, the San Felipe Fort and the Isabel de Torres Botanical Gardens.

Day 3: Puerto Plata Animal Encounters

Adults and children are equally thrilled when they interact with a variety of sea creatures at the famous Ocean World located only a few minutes away from the heart of Puerto Plata. From dolphins to sea-lions and seals to stingrays, Ocean World has it all! The Ocean World Admission Pass includes transportation, shows and even some snorkeling while the combined dolphin, shark, and stingray encounter is the uncontested favorite among visitors.

Tours & Tickets

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Ocean World Dolphin Swim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies

From USD $168.99

Zipline and Horseback Riding Combination Tour in Puerto Plata

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $82.99

Dominican Outback Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $79.99

Puerto Plata City Tour with Cable Car Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $49.99

Ocean World Puerto Plata Day Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: Flexible

From USD $68.99

Bay of Sosua Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $83.99

Puerto Plata Luxury Yacht Cruise to Punta Rusia and Cayo Paraiso

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours

From USD $158.99

Cayo Paraiso Deserted Island Tour from Puerto Plata

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

From USD $93.99

Santiago and Jarabacoa Waterfalls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes

From USD $75.99

Dolphin and Shark Encounter Combo in Puerto Plata

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies

From USD $207.99

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