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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

Most Viewed Local Customs in Puerto Plata

Local Customs

Funerals

We passed the Funearia Puerto Plata (829-659-2469) where they were having a funeral - people were dressed up in their best and there was a hearse to take the deceased to the cemetery. Our guide said...
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Roads, Streets and Traffic Signs

One of the ways I get the 'vibe' of a place is by watching what is going on in the street as we drive through. I like looking at what the people are doing, and how they are getting around. Observing...
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Vivonte Cigar Factory & Lounge

After lunch we were to go to the cigar factory (real name Vivonte Cigar Factory & Lounge), Which was right around the corner, Eventually it was decided to ride there on the bus because I...
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Feed the Pigeons in Central Park

You might think this was a tip about New York City from the title. But no, this is about the Central Park (also called Independence Square or Restauracion Park) in Puerto Plata. There was an...
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Local Transportation

Like the rest of the Dominican Republic and many other Caribbean locations, the local inhabitants use a variety of two wheeled vehicles for transport. Not only are these less expensive to buy, but...
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Colorful Houses

One of the characteristics of both the Caribbean and Victorian architecture is that the houses are usually painted in bright colors. One of the places which I took several pictures of was, I think, a...
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Frío frío vendor

A frío frío is pretty much like slush ice. The vendor has a big block of ice and something to shred enough ice to fill your cup (can be 2 sizes), and then you choose the flavor you want from the...
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May 03, 2009

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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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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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Jim_Eliason

"Puerto Plata"
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"Puerto Plata"
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"Visit from Amber Cove"
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