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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
 
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

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Nearest Town

There is nothing at Amber Cove itself other than what Carnival has built. If you want to see the local sights you will have to leave the port area and drive to town. The closest town is Puerto...
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Cruise ships

Almost all non-native Dominicans come to Amber Cove come by cruise ship. Amber Cove was built by Carnival cruise lines so most of the ships that come are in the Carnival "family". Normally ships...
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Jitney Bikes

Long docks are stressful for passengers to negotiate. Especially those who are older and less mobile. So Amber Cove has jitney bikes that you can get into so you can ride down to the entrance to the...
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Do not drive in POP

If exploring Puerto Plata (POP) on your own, please do take a taxi. Do not drive around on your own 'coz Dominicans are crazy drivers! (just like Filipinos) They do not follow lane rules, they even...
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madmary71
May 20, 2008

Friendly cabbie - Jose

One day we wanted to go to Puerto Plata to look around. One of the workers at the hotel told us to expect about $25 US. We would have to fend for ourselves after we were dropped off. Not an attractive...
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Hermanater
Jan 07, 2006

Taxi's from the airport

Fixed taxi rates are listed on a big sign just outside the airport terminal. Return rates are also shown, and should be about a $10 or more discount vs. seperate bookings.Single from the airport to...
Grootpiet
May 08, 2003
 
 
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Driving

Didn't do it myself, but driving looked like a bit of a dangerous exercise for the uninitiated... Lots of hooting, pothole-dodging and creating 3 lanes where previously there was 2.I have a lot of...
Grootpiet
May 07, 2003

Motorcycle, why not

I ve rent a 125 cc for tree days i did not regret it beileve me,,,,,,,,you go where you when you want and where you want so don t be affraid to do so. I am thursty??? how about a beer, hungry??? you...
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serge_fortin2001
Nov 14, 2002

I always get 5 estimates from...

I always get 5 estimates from travel agencies with the exact time and place I want to stay. I go with the cheapest. Never had a problem. Why pay more if you don't have to. I met one couple who paid...
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marylou11
Oct 05, 2002

Getting there is a long swim...

Getting there is a long swim over the ocean from Holland to the Dominican Republic.....unless you take a plain.With a cab you can go everywhere. Make a price before you go and thats for the whole day....
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Umfufu
Oct 04, 2002

If you don't want to rent a...

If you don't want to rent a car you have the choice to travel aroud Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete by (publicos) small van that you can stop anywhere or moto-conchos to ride at the back of a moto....
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Franberu
Oct 04, 2002

Easiest way to get there by...

Easiest way to get there by plane is landing by the Puerto Plata Airport (Instead of the Santo Domingo Airport of Las Americas). If you need transportation getting in and out of hotels, restaurants or...
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Patricialuv
Oct 04, 2002

With a taxi is the best way to...

With a taxi is the best way to go, but even then you must take care that the driver don’t drive around with you to make more money. There are tourist busses also, and you can get on at almos every...
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Ronald_T
Sep 12, 2002

You need three to rent a motorbike

You require three peop[le per motorbike. Drive on any part of the road. As long as you honk your horn, you can drive any place......
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Hermanater
Jan 03, 2006

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Top Things to Do in Provincia de 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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Sosua Beach

Sosua beach felt great, got superb looking scenery, clear water and can snorkel without going too far. It has some vendors but they were good people, awesome. The restaurants serve sea food, cerveza,...
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Explore the Port

Although the Amber Cove website says it: " encompasses 30 acres of waterfront property and will feature a welcome center with myriad of retail and entertainment", there really isn't that much to do. ...
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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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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. There were zero wheel chair accessible tours. Of the easy activity...
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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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Top 5 Provincia de Puerto Plata Writers

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amsterdam_vallon

"The Dominican Republic"
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Umfufu

"**Umfufu's Puerto Plata Page**"
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Hermanater

"Christmas Vacation 2006"
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lewistfo

"School's out, welcome Puerto Plata !!!"
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AlexH2004

"Puerto Plata"
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