Meanwhile, for extreme sports enthusiasts, the Cabarete area east of Puerto Plata has been known over the years for water sports (kiteboarding, windsurfing, etc.) to the point where young tourists from South America (Chile & Argentina) trek there just for that. This is a mecca for college-age travelers passing through the Dominican Republic. A huge […]
For those who want to practice their golf swing, there is a string of golf courses in the north coast, including the Dorada Golf Club on Playa Dorada and the Grande Golf Course on Playa Grande (which offers marvelous ocean views from almost every hole). International golf pros traveling through the island will likely still […]
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.
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 […]
Aside from such sporting activities, Casa de Campo also has a large amphitheater, which is used to host international musical events. Artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, etc have all performed there.
The Caribbean’s yacht owners will likely visit Casa de Campo’s 400-berth marina — complete with a shipyard with a 120-ton TraveLift designed by Italian architect, Gian Franco Fini to resemble Portofino. Surrounding this harbor are over 70 restaurants, shops, bars, and homes. Deep-sea fishing expeditions can also be organized from here. In 2010, the Casa […]
Some of the recreational facilities there include a Shooting Center for skeet, trap, and sporting-clay shooting; a Dude Ranch for horseback and pony rides; 13 tennis courts (10 lighted) with lessons available; and a water-sports center on the beach offering snorkeling gear, kayaks, sailboats, Hobie Cats, windsurfers, Aqua Cycles, and banana-boat rides. Complimentary beach and […]
With “Casa de Campo” being the center of life at La Romana, much recreations activity exists there. A major attraction here is golf, its main course being the famed “Teeth of the Dog” – considered the best in the Caribbean, and designed by golf architect Pete Dye.
Mountain biking. The Rancho Baiguate in Jarabacoa was the site for the mountain biking competitions of the 2003 Pan American Games. The company can arrange cycling excursions in the area and maintains the routes available, which are of varying degrees of difficulty and of which some pass by the waterfalls.
Waterfalls abound in this region, but a couple of them outshine the rest. The Salto de Jimenoa lies over the Jimenoa River’s hydroelectric dam, across which spans a hanging bridge. A visit here makes an exciting morning or afternoon outing. Another outstanding example is Aguas Blancas, which, at a height of 1,800 meters and a […]