Provincia de Puerto Plata Tourist Traps

  • Tour buses outside Carmen Gift Shop
    Tour buses outside Carmen Gift Shop
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  • Carmen Gift Shop, Puerto Plata
    Carmen Gift Shop, Puerto Plata
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Provincia de Puerto Plata Tourist Traps

  • Beware of Time-Share guys

    While staying at Blue Bay, we were approached by yellow shirt guy and tried to sell us the idea of if we want to come back again, we can get a special discount! wow, that was a nice sale pitch, and we went for it! We were ushered into a condo-like bungalow located just before the pathway to the beach, and I was suspecting time share... I was...

  • Taxis

    When we took a taxi from our hotel we were given the name of a store we wanted to visit. The taxi took us to three different locations when we finally told him that we were not going to pay unless he took us where we wanted to go. We found out that the tourist shops pay 25-30% commission to them. The place we wanted to go did not, so you know you...

  • Taxi or wawa, take the wawa!!!

    Travel agent representative tell you to take the taxi to go to town (9$) rather than taking the local bus (wawa at 0.20$). What a nice way to make money on the side. Take the wawa, what a great experience Negociate Wawa - wawa - wawa - wawa

  • Money exchange

    I'm lucky I haven't been caught to it but I was told that it is risky to try to exchange money out of any stand because they count the money so fast and in a manner that let you think you get what you expect but in fact, they trick you in giving you less then agreed. Few minutes later, they take off and never see them again. Exchange only small...

  • Buying Amber Stone

    Because it is the most common place for finding amber in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata is also known as the Amber Coast. With that in mind, it easy for some dominican to sell fake amber stone. If you wanna buy a amber stone in the street or in a mercado, I suggest you to follow this little trick that can help you prove the authenticity of...

  • Everything associated with the Sosua...

    Everything cost something, a chair, a space to sit. The price of any souvenir are 6-7 times higher than everywere else in the country.It's a crowdy touristic beach. Don't buy anything!!!Enjoy the of the bigger of the dominican republic. Try to buy your souvenirs in some small cities you go trought.

  • Dolphin experience

    I haven't done this before, and still have to, but I thought that $125 for swimming with dolphins was a bit stiff for the Dominican Republic.The price was the same whether you booked it at the resort, or at the 'experience' itself, and 'included' a bus ride from the hotel (3 mins.)

  • Where to buy gifts and stuff

    There are some dominicans selling all kind of stuff on the beach (back of the pictures dressed with blu shirts), if you dont buy!!! they make you feel guilty, dont bother with it. The salesmen are in pretty good shape, they are not poor. There is a wonderfull market in sosua where you ll find everything you need. They have all those copies of...

  • They want to you to hire them...

    They want to you to hire them to show you around. Not needed. Also barter barter barter. Go real low as they are making a mint. I always trade for things I brought like makeup perfume toys. Bring medicines to give to them like tylenol, pepto bismo,cough syrup

  • The tipical tourist trap is...

    The tipical tourist trap is your travel rep telling you that their tours are the only ones you should take. It's very safe and fun to sign up for a tour through your hotel (which uses local tour guides) There guides are licenced and give the same tour or better for at least $10.00 us/person cheeper.

  • The thing i hated the most...

    The thing i hated the most was the people all hastling and pulling to make you buy things of them. Just a simple no is not enough. They will come back and back. There is one place in Sosua with a lot of little shops, there it is not so bad, but still they are pulling and saying nasty things when you do not go into the shops. When you want to buy...

  • To stay at the hotel and...

    To stay at the hotel and partisepate in stupid games... There were entertainment everyday at the hotel, and the last day even I had to go up at the scene and make people laugh!!!!


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