Great Excursions and Tours in the Puerto Plata Area

This is a tourist area – and fun is the name of the game!

Laying on the beach is important when you are in the tropics!  However, there are so many other incredible excursions and tours in the Puerto Plata area, it’s hard to decide which to do first!  Below is just a small sample.

 

Check out the videos below and pick the activity that you think you’d like best!

 

 

MONKEY JUNGLE

If zipping through the air over a lush tropical valley, then playing with squirrel monkeys sounds fun, then  Monkey Jungle Ziplining Adventures is for you!  With a 4,500 foot ACCT Certified Zip Line with 7 Stations and a free fall fan descender dropping almost 60 feet into an ancient cave (optional), there is a rush for everyone!  Monkey Jungle is safe, good clean fun from small children to adults.  It’s not scary, just exhilarating!  After your adventure, spend some quality time with rescued monkeys in the special habitat created just for them.  They are friendly little guys who love to play with you. All proceeds from Monkey Jungle go towards their dental and  medical clinics which provide care for low income people in the area.  Check it out at MonkeyJungleDR.com

PARADISE ISLAND (Punta Rucia)

Prepare for a true idyllic experience  on a tiny coral island situated off the coast of Puerto Plata.  Take either a speedboat or a catamaran to this small, but incredible island known for its shallow waters, warm sand, and some of the best snorkeling anywhere.  On the way back visit the mangroves and a local beach with merengue players and true Dominican food.

OCEAN WORLD ADVENTURE PARK

Swim with the dolphins, hang out with sharks, or have a sea lion encounter!  Take in the night life at the casino and stay for “Bravissimo” a Las Vegas type show.  Have an oceanside incredible dinner.  Ocean World offers something for everyone.

KITEBOARDING, STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING, WINDSURFING

Cabarete is knows for its amazing watersports.  Available for all ages, kiteboarding, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding are all tourism favourites.  There are many local schools that will you up and moving in no time.  Check out Vela Cabarete’s website.

something for everyone.

TELEFERICO (Cable Car)

The Puerto Plata cable car is the only cable car in the Caribbean and is located atop Mount Isabel de Torres.  On the peak of the mountain sits a fortress and a statue of “Christ the Redeemer”  who welcomes all visitors with open arms.  A visit allows for breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding area of Puerto Plata.  You can also enjoy the beautiful tropical gardens; the mountain has been a declared Nature Reserve due to the great variety of wildlife and flora. And if you keep your eyes open you will find hidden caves in around the mountain, which lead to natural spring and streams!

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