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Best Beaches in and around Puerto Plata

The North Coast of the Dominican Republic faces the Atlantic Ocean–but fear not, it also has some of the most beautiful stretches facing calm, turquoise seas. In fact, the entire coastline is an easy drive and which beach you choose to visit every day will be one of your daily decisions to make.

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March 13, 2015 by
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Outdoor Activities in the Dominican Republic

Made it to the Dominican Republic? Excellent! The island is currently undergoing a magnificent resurgence on the world travel stage as well as experiencing something of a renaissance when it comes to tourist activities. Having said that, there are a slew of things to do for any type of traveler, but if you’re the kind that likes to swing, jump and swim their way through a destination, the Dominican Republic has plenty of outdoor activities to tantalize you.

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February 9, 2015 by
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Malecon – Authentic Puerto Plata

Malecon

Within the Dominican Republic’s Puerto Plata province lies a coastal area known as Malecon, which means boardwalk. Visitors to Malecon will find a part of Puerto Plata that is vibrant and exciting with many elements that showcase the authentic side of Puerto Plata.

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January 16, 2015 by
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Exploring Dominican Republic’s Southern Coast from La Romana

Parque Nacional del Este

La Romana is the third largest city in the Dominican Republic and is a good starting base for travelers to explore the Caribbean island’s southern coast. Here are some south coast Dominican Republic gems that you don’t want to miss out on seeing and which are easy to get to from La Romana.

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December 8, 2014 by
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A Day on Cayo Paraíso: A Deserted Island Tour from Puerto Plata

Taking off!

Ever signed up for an excursion expecting only one experience and returned surprised by all you got to see and do in a day? I signed up for a day trip from Puerto Plata to Cayo Paraíso or Paradise Island, off the shores of northern Dominican Republic. A blissful day on a deserted plot out at sea–who wouldn’t want to do that? I was prepared for a two-hour drive, followed by a short boat ride to the offshore caye where we would spend a day snorkeling, swimming and enjoying yet another gorgeous Dominican beach. What I didn’t expect, however, was to pass through and get a solid glimpse of the north coast villages along the way, along with views of a lush, mountainous countryside.

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November 21, 2014 by
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Two Days in the Samana Peninsula

Samana Coastline

Samana is both a town, a bay, and a peninsula. It’s also perhaps the most desirable place within the Dominican Republic. Essentially a microcosm of the Dominican Republic in whole, here you’ll find unspoiled beauty, raw jungle, secluded beaches, and the true nature of the Dominican People. There are wild jungles to explore via horseback, fish to be caught, ziplines to be traversed, villages to encounter, and a whole lot more awaiting you in the Samana Peninsula. If you’ve only got two days to do it, here’s how it should be done.

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November 7, 2014 by
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