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Puerto Plata Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2014

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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.

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Ocean World Dolphin Swim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

Find out why the dolphin swim is the most popular program at Ocean World! During your 30-minute encounter you'll dance, hug, pet and swim with the dolphins. ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies

From USD $151.99
$168.99 Save $17.00

Zipline and Horseback Riding Combination Tour in Puerto Plata

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Enjoy a morning adventure on this combination zipline and horseback-riding tour in Puerto Plata! Get a unique perspective of the Puerto Plata jungle as you ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.99

Dominican Outback Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Your professional guide will entertain you with knowledge and humor on an exciting excursion through the beautiful Dominican countryside to see how the locals ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.99

Puerto Plata Luxury Yacht Cruise to Punta Rusia and Cayo Paraiso

Capture a piece of paradise on this adventure-filled day trip from Puerto Plata! It’s all about sand and sea aboard a luxury yacht, speedboat and banana boat, ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.99

Bay of Sosua Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Be a millionaire for a day as you sail on a 54ft catamaran along the North Coast from the Bay of Playa Dorada to the beautiful bay of Sosua. Let the wind carry ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.99

Puerto Plata Dune Buggy Adventure

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a thrilling excursion into the Dominican countryside on a half-day dune buggy tour! Departing from Puerto Plata, you'll drive past flowing rivers and ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.99

Cayo Paraiso Deserted Island Tour from Puerto Plata

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Snorkel the crystal-clear lagoon surrounding Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) while on vacation in the Dominican Republic! Visit this natural sandbar by ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $93.99

Dolphin, Shark and Stingray Encounter Combo in Puerto Plata

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Get the most out of your visit to Ocean World in Puerto Plata with the full combination program! By combining the shark, stingray and dolphin programs, you ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies

From USD $207.99

Puerto Plata City Tour with Cable Car Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Learn about the history and culture of Puerto Plata on this full-day city tour! This comprehensive city tour takes you to a variety of landmarks in Puerto ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.99

Santiago and Jarabacoa Waterfalls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

A day of history and beautiful scenery as you take in the sights and history of Santiago, the first capital of the Dominican Republic, followed by a visit to ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.99

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