Tips & Tricks
One family-friendly destination in the Puerto Plata area is sure to be “Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino” (Calle Principal #3, Cofresí, Puerto Plata). Just 3 miles west from the town of Puerto Plata, this entertainment complex is made of an elegant Marina, a unique marine park and the outstanding building where our clients […]
The tourist presence in the Puerto Plata area has kept in business a string of decent restaurants, such as La Parrillada Steak House (Av. Manolo Taveres Justo, Puerto Plata) – well reviewed by International carnivores; Le Papillon (Villas Cofresí, Puerto Plata) – a charming restaurant set on a hillside in a residential neighborhood about […]
Within the Playa Dorada resort complex is a nightclub (for both resort guests and outside visitors) called Mangú, as well as a competitor called “Crazy Moon” (adjacent to the lobby of Paradise Hotel). Both locations play a mix of Merengue, Bachata and “Top 40” American pop music. Aficionados of the House and Trance music scene […]
Like other provincial towns, there are limited transportation options (mainly local bus and taxi services). For a negotiated fee, local “conch car” taxi drivers will take budget tourists whenever they need to go within the Puerto Plata and nearby beach resort areas of Sosúa, Playa Dorada and Cabarete (which is further to the east). Well-heeled […]
The other thing that Puerto Plata is known for is rum. The city is home to the major Dominican rum label “Brugal” (started there by Catalonian Spanish immigrant Andrés Brugal in 1888). Even though the Brugal label was bought by the Scottish distilling firm, The Edrington Group, in 2008, the rum is still produced in […]
Museo de Ambar (Amber Museum) (Calle Duarte 61, Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata): a temple to the island’s prized resin that inspired the movie Jurassic Park. Located within a two-story Victorian-era building, it holds the largest collection of amber of world.