Amber is a fossil tree resin from the Miocene age between that sprouted out of trees many years ago, entrapping smal insects and vegetal pieces on its way, most of wich have been well preserved until today.
Baptized by Columbus as "Queen Elizabeth ot the Towers" during the Conquest times, this hill is one of the highest points of the northern mountain chain. Its 800 meters (570ft) stand grandly as one of the city's natural limit.
While lying close to the sea, Isabel de Torres is almost permanently covered by clouds.
The park may be accessed via a cable car, the only one of its kind in the Caribbean.
Cable cars are open to the public from thursday trought tuesday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Fees: 100RD adults, 50RD childrens
What the best way to be part of the repuplican republic culture?
Go bet on some coco fighting!!!
Cover charge : 30 pesos
One large Presidente beer : 25 pesos
Bet for the day : 100 pesos
Eat the chicken that you bet on : priceless
you can see more in my COCO fighting travelogue
Have you ever been to Paradise??? I guess no! I've been there... It's called Paradise Island. This Island is 50 feets by 30 feets of white sand.
There's a lot of tourist there but it worth the price to go do snorkling, drink some rum.
the price may seems expensive 50 $ us but wait to see what's waiting for you!!
Get behind the Famous Brugal Rum by visiting the factory. It's not a very long visit, you're on a bridge over the worker and you see the million and million bottles get fill!!!
You can even be a little drunk by only smelling!!
The visit finished, let's go take one or two shots on the degustation table...The best way to start your day...or get over a hang over...
There's also a gift shop were you can buy a 26 oz of the best rum "Brugal Extra Viego" for 35 pesos...they even give you the travel pack when you buy two!!!
Open 9:00 am - noon & 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Admission is free.
There is a lot to do in Puerto Plata. Just get in a cab and let you drive around. They will not ask you a lot of money (make the deal before you go) and you can have a look all day around the neighbourhood. Just a short list : Rumfactory of Brugal, The mountain, The Ambermusea, Fortaleza San Felipe, Playa grande and more and more.
In the Dominican you are free to travel. The people are nice and friendly. I have been twice to a lot of things (first in 1996 and later in 1998) and i still loved it.
The Cigarfactory, is great you will learn how they make cigares and you will learn how to smoke one. The people who are working there may smoke as many as they want....even the woman and grandma's.
Buy cigarese overthere, they are a litlle more expencive but very nice !
Take the cablecar from the city center and up at the mountain...
From the top you will have a fantastic view of
Puerto Plata and the surroundings. You can take a walk or sit down at the restaurant and enjoy a cold beer.
There are so much to see in Dominican Republic and time is so short for holidays! If you like nature you will be serve with Pico Duarte, Los Haitises, Samana Peninsula, caves everywhere, and many others like Saona Island.
For example, in the Samana Peninsula you can find quietness, whales in season, Limon Falls, the national park Los Haitises where nature is virgin, the splendid beaches Cayo Levantado and Rincon ainsi que Playa Bonita. You can walk many kilometers into nature take horseback riding and you will still have things to do and see.
There are plenty of activities to do while at a beach resort. My favorites include scubadiving, the banana boat rides, or just plain relaxing under the sun.
At night, the restaurants and discotecs are a must!
There are lots of activities, but they change it every year and season. You can go horse riding, at the woods with quads and lots of other things . There is something interesting to do for eveyboby.
Lost on an little island near the Puerto Plata coast, you can find a statue dedicated to Neptune. The statue lost his fork during the 1993 ouragan.
In the center of Puerto Plata we can found the cathedral. With is spanish architecture it is a great place to visit.
And it's free to visit.
With the all include, you can make a hour of horse back riding in Puerto Plata. Thats good. And at the hotel, you can also doing scubadiving, playing volley ball and some others activities
The area offers you a lot of trip by the water
fishing, paradise island, cathamaran, scuba diving etc.
#7 Calle Llibre, Sosua, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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