Tucked away in the northern coast of the Dominican Republic you’ll find one of the last bastions of truly tropical Caribbean escapes. I’m talking, of course, about Puerto Plata. This “port of silver” it truly a destination vacation. Beach town nightlife, mountainous trails for hiking and biking, and of course the glittering waters of the Caribbean, this little town has the infrastructure of a world-class stopover, but the crowds of a sleepy fishing village. If you’ve come to the Dominican Republic looking to get away, you’ve come to the right place. There are many things to do in Puerto Plata, but hitting the best beaches in Puerto Plata is a highlight among them.
Category: Things To Do
October 4, 2013
Welcome to Cigar Country! This region of the Dominican Republic proudly produces some of the best tobacco and correspondingly, some of the best cigars in the whole world. People from all over come here to get a taste of the signature cigars that La Romana produces, and if you’re in the Dominican area and looking for unique things to do, this is a great option.
August 9, 2013
Welcome to Puerto Plata – most famous for its Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada resorts, its gorgeous beaches, its historical importance, and its aerial cable-car – the only one in the Caribbean. Once a den of slave trading, it was here that the British first began their involvement in this horrific part of history, and though that part of our collective past is bleak, it makes for fascinating storytelling. If history is a hobby of yours, you’ll want to take a look at Fort San Felipe.
July 12, 2013
The Dominican Republic has gotten a lot of notoriety in recent years for being a beautiful Caribbean vacation hot spot. It’s a well deserved title, and many are now getting the chance to experience this island gem for themselves. One of the best outdoor activities in the Dominican Republic is a catamaran sail. It gets you out on the water on a beautiful boat, takes you to interesting places in the Caribbean, and lets you feel the wind in your hair and sun on your face. Here are some great ways to experience the Dominican Republic on a Catamaran.
May 17, 2013
Puerto Plata is known for its abundant sandy beaches, its long history, and its friendly locals. Sure, there are hundreds of things to do in Puerto Plata (), but it would be a shame to visit this little slice of Dominica without venturing outside the boundaries of this popular tourist stop. Here are some of the best day trips from Puerto Plata.
April 19, 2013
The Dominican Republic has seen something of a tourism boom in the past decade, and when visiting this half of Hispaniola you can get a sense of the raw urgency and frisson that seems to charge the air in booming economies. Nothing stirs people to life then getting the opportunity to share their culture and their traditions with foreigners; it’s both a mark of hospitality and an earmark of pride when one gets to say, “Here. Try this. This is how we do things in my country.” And in no way is this better expressed or more graciously welcome than when it involves food. Here’s what to eat when visiting the bustling Dominican Republic.