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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
 
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
 
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

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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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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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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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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 &...
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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)...
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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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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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Top Things to Do in Puerto Plata

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Cathedral of St Philip the Apostle

We went to the Cathedral of St Phillip the Apostle (I didn't understand what it was in Spanish, so I looked it up on Google maps on my cell phone), and went in to look around (and have our photos...
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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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