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Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Waterfalls and Horseback Riding Tour
"The first stop Rancho Los Cacaos is just a 10 minute air conditioned bus ride from the pick up location at Amber Cove.  After a brief safety chat and gear up you'll be matched with a horse that's just right for you! Then when everyone is saddled ride along a lush trail through tropical vegetation and majestic trees up to one of the highest hilltops in the area and 2 panoramic viewing areas. The group will dismount near the top to enjoy some fresh fruit juice and hike to the first clearing where grab a piece of locally grown fruit
From $79.00
 
27 Waterfalls of Damajagua
"At 8:30am the tour will depart from all hotels in Puerto Plata by bus to the base at the Monster Truck Safari Outback. This truck sits 14 people comfortably in the rear to enjoy the outdoors while taking pictures and videos of splendid the first 15 minute stop is at the plantation of fruit coffee and cacao and to toast drinks for the journey. The second stop is at Barabas where you we will see the manufactured souvenirs and some savage animals such as snakes and birds. Observe how the process of coffee goes from the dry grain until it is ready to drink. It will show you how people live in the field. You will also see typical lunch buffet. You will then return to your hotels in Puerto Plata by bus at around 4pm."
From $78.00
 
Citadelle Laferriere Sightseeing Tour from Cap-Haitian
"The historic tour starts when your tour guide picks you up in your Hotel in a 4x4 car to transport you to your first stop - the City of Milot. At this stop visit the ruins of the Sans Souci Palace the Residence of King Henry Christophe. Your guide will give you some history on the ruins before moving on to the next stop. You will be driven to the parking car of the Citadelle. The road is paved by limestone; the access to the fortress can b while your guide explains the story behind this majestic fort. You will also visit the artillery museum  with the unique concentration of 18th century cannon in the continent. Going down from la Citadelle enjoy a delicious Haitian-style lunch at a restaurant located in Milot. Listen to Haitian folklore and see a Tambour show while eating. After Lunch you will be drive back to Cap Haitian for a short visit before heading back to your hotel."""
From $180.00

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License Plates

While I was waiting for the lady who made us all late, I took a couple of photos of license plates. Almost all the license plates in the Dominican Republic look the same to me - the differences are...
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Specialized Center of Tourist Security (CESTUR)

Our guide talked to us about the police (things that would get you a free room in the jail), but he didn't mention CESTUR. Apparently this stands for Specialized Center of Tourist Security which is...
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Constitution Square

One of the main activities of the tours seems to be taking photos of the tourists in various locations. In the Central Park/Independence Square, there were people in costume to take your photos with....
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Infrastructure

Our guide from Marysol Tours pointed out the various facets of daily life as we passed them in the tour bus. We saw a police station, a post office, a stadium, the courthouse (Palace of Justice), and...
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Departure Tax

All passengers, when leaving the Dominican Republic, must pay a Departure Tax of $US 20.Prior to our trip, we had obtained $US 30 each in cash; $US 10 to pay for our Tourist Cards on arrival and $US...
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Dec 04, 2012

Tourist Cards

Most visitors to the Dominican Republic require either a visa or a Tourist Card to enter the country.Citizens of a handful of countries (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, Japan, South Korea...
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Dec 04, 2012
 
 
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Currency

The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso, which is symbolised as RD$.The Dominican Peso comes in the following denominations:Coins: 1, 5, 10 and 25 RD$Notes: 50, 100, 200,...
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Dec 02, 2012

Internet Cafe and Exchange

Lupla Money Exchange has high-speed Internet and other cafe services like faxes or copies. If you buy a beer or soda you're free to use the wifi on the patio. On weekends they set out the tv &...
Jennygregoire
Oct 10, 2011

Insider tips for Puerto Plata

TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN The U.S. Embassy recommends - but does not require - any child under 18 traveling without one or both parents, to have a notarized document from the non-traveling parent(s)...
mgon6424
Nov 01, 2008

Tourist info

If you need info there's guides from the Asociación de Guías de Puerto Plata (Puerto Plata Guide Association) positioned in strategic corners throughout the city. They can help you out finding sights,...
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marielexoteria
Mar 25, 2008

Cute, cuddly company #2

Pauline is a cat who lives at the hotel. If you see her, pet her or scratch her chin or behind her ears, because she likes it :D
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Feb 25, 2008

Top Hotels in Puerto Plata

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Playa Dorada, (formerly Occidental Grand Flamenco), Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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Playa Dorada, PO Box 22, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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Playa Dorada 538, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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Columbus Torre 1, Playa Cofresi, 57000
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Avenida Circunvalacion Norte, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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P.O. Box 628, Cristobal Colon-Costambar, Puerto Plata, Caribbean
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Top Things to Do in Puerto Plata

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Marysol Tours

I looked at the cruise ship excursions for Amber Cove and most of them appeared to be out of my comfort zone as to activity level. So I made an arrangement for a non-cruise excursion with Marysol...
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Brugal Rum Distillery

First we went to the Casa Brugal distillery. Being a poor speller, I associate a name like this with the painter Pieter Bruegel. But the rum people spell it differently. The Brugal Rum factory is...
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Victorian Architecture

Our guide tried to tell us about why there were so many wooden houses in central Puerto Plata. He said something about paying the governor (or government) if you had a house of the more usual...
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Fortaleza San Felipe

This was another place which I only looked at from the outside. I should have brought my cane and then I might have been able to go into the fort, but I did not, so Lynde went in without me. King...
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Statue of General Gregorio Luperon

There is an equestrian statue of General Gregorio Luperón at the Fort Gregorio Luperón is known as the 20th president of the Dominican Republic. He was born in Puerto Plata in 1839 and he...
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Independence Square

In front of the Cathedral of St Philip the Apostle, is a big square - the name of it is Independence Square or Restauracion Park (translation Park Restoration on Separation Street), but everyone just...
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"Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic"
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"La novia del Atlántico"
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"Puerto Plata"
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"Puerto Plata"
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"Visit from Amber Cove"
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