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Authentic Travel in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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June 16, 2021

Travel like a local in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Rather than sticking to the conventional tourist spots like all-inclusive resorts, today’s travelers are looking for a more authentic vacation experience. To fully enjoy the culture and beauty of your vacation destination, it is essential to get out and explore. We invite you to travel like a local and enjoy the adventure and beauty of the province of Puerto Plata.

A 30-minute taxi ride from Puerto Plata airport, the beach towns of Sosua and Cabarete boast some of the most exciting and beautiful beaches that touch the Atlantic. The Dominican Republic is ranked among the top vacation destinations in the Caribbean and offers a historic and culturally rich location to explore and experience the island lifestyle.

Adventure Activities in Puerto Plata

In the area of Puerto Plata, you can truly surround yourself with nature while experiencing adventures such as waterfall cascading or a cable-car ride to the top of Mt. St. Isabel. The beautiful beaches of Cabarete offer numerous water sport activities such as surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and more. Sosua bay offers pristine conditions for snorkeling, diving, fishing, and boat tours.

Zip Line adventures at Monkey Jungle are nearby in Sosua, and mountain biking along natural trails with a local guide offers a fresh escape from the norm.  Playa Sosúa has vibrant beach vibes, crystal clear calm water perfect for swimming.

Beach Restaurants & Bars

You will find the best nightlife on the entire island in Cabarete. The restaurants that line the beach serve a  range of foreign and local cuisine, offering dining tables right in the sand, sunset happy hours, and in the later hours, music and dancing. For the best place to practice your bachata and merengue check out the open-air bars, which are popular on the weekends with both locals and tourists.

Rest & Relaxation

If you are inclined to take it easy, you will find charming local boutiques for shopping, cafes, and beachfront chaise lounges under palm trees for a siesta. Take the opportunity to rejuvenate with yoga, spa treatments, and massage available in tropical settings.

Join us and discover all that Puerto Plata has to offer for your next vacation. Our concierge team at Sea Horse Ranch is happy to help you select activities and create a custom itinerary for your trip.

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