There's no place quite like the Dominican Republic.
Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina & Casino
Ocean World in Puerto Plaza is located about three miles to the west of the town on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. If you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience on your Caribbean holiday, then look no further than the Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino. This amazing entertainment complex has been attracting thousands of visitors every year from all over the world ever since its inception. This amazing marine park opened its doors in March, 2004 and has become one of the must-see attractions in the Dominican Republic. The Ocean World Puerto Plata complex is the first of its kind within the Caribbean region to offer visitors a beautiful marina and park, plus an outstanding facility with bars, restaurants and a theatre with a casino, disco lounge and live dance show. Ocean World Marine Park offers more than a place to observe wild life, as it will give you a chance to interact with dolphins, sharks, sea lions, stingrays and exotic tropical birds; explore a tropical forest; meet majestic tigers as well as enjoy a pool and enclosed beach area.
Cabarete is a cool and hip coastal village located just 10 minutes east of Sosua. The village is known as the world?s kite-boarding and wind-sporting capital due to its warm waters and perfect winds for water sports. Cabarete is very popular among the young and adventurous because of the aquatic sports offered on its beach, its famous annual jazz festival each fall and its eclectic bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
The best diving on the North Coast of the island takes a little time getting to. There are a number of shallow water reef systems, however in Sosua, about 20 minutes from Puerto Plata, you will find reefs, canyons, shipwrecks, and gardens. Average water temperatures are about 80 degrees, and dive depths are usually 50 to 130 feet. The North Coast tossed this Spanish galleon into the Silver Banks about 60 nautical miles from Puerto Plata. The ship carried a cargo of freshly minted silver coins. An American with British support recovered about 69,000 pounds of it in 1689. It was not until 1979 that an American teamed up with the Dominican government to recover tons of silver that remained (they split the findings 50/50).
Kiteboarding & Windsurfing
Cabarete also hosts the World Kiteboarding Championships every year. The area is well known as a world class kiteboarding destination and has been ranked as the world's best. The natural conditions make Cabarete a preferred beach by kitesurfers the world over. Several kiteboarding schools are located right on the beach for those who want to perfect their skills or take up this extreme sport.
Horse Back Riding on the Beach
The North Coast of the Dominican Republic has the most diverse landscape, which is perfect for horseback riding enthusiasts. There are several routes services by local tour operators where visitors can have a eco-friendly experience riding on the beach, forest, mountains and rivers.
Is a 4,500 foot ACCT certified zip line with 7 stations and 2 suspended bridges, one with a free fall belay device (fan descender) that drops you over 50 feet into an ancient bat cave.
Damajagua 27 Waterfalls Adventure
Damajagua or "27 Charcos" (Charco translates as "pool" and refers to the natural swimming pools of the falls) as the locals call it, is one exhilarating eco-adventure not to be missed in the Dominican Republic. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range and behind the long stalks of sugar cane, lays a treasure you won't find anywhere else in the world.
Your adventure begins outside the main gates of the Amber Cove Cruise Center where you're welcomed and greeted by the friendly staff who will be escorting you on the tour. A narrated, countryside drive will take you to the Damajagua "base camp" located within a tropical forest. Immersed in the beautiful landscape of the "Cordillera Central" (mountain range), the "Salto de la Damajagua" and its 27 lagoons are part of the system of a protected area of the Dominican Republic. This natural monument of the Damajagua River is composed of 27 bodies of water of various sizes.
Drive your own ATV or Dune Buggy through the sugarcane fields, up the mountains and down to the beach.
Mount Isabel de Torres
Hike your way up or hop on the only cable car in the Caribbean to reach Mount Isabel de Torres, flanked by a giant statue of Christ the Redeemer–one of the province’s iconic landmarks. You’ll be standing 793 meters (2,600 feet) above Puerto Plata’s verdant hills, surrounded with phenomenal views of Puerto Plata’s Atlantic Ocean and beaches in the distance. Once at the peak, hike the beautiful botanical gardens filled with local flora, caves, and plenty of areas for respite from the sun.