Puerto Plata, the country’s most important north coast city, offers visitors an extensive menu of tours and attractions. According to the popular website TripAdvisor, the following are the city’s most important and popular attractions: the Seven Ponds of Damajagua; Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina & Casino; Isabel de Torres Mountain; Sosua Beach, “Arena Key,” and the Bravissimo Nightclub Review.
Twenty Seven Ponds of Damajagua
Without any doubt the most popular tour in the region is an outing to the Damajagua ponds. It is the perfect destination for the fit nature lover, looking for that perfect hike in the tropics.
Swimming With the Dolphins
Who hasn’t dreamed of one day swimming with the dolphins? Second on the list of favorite tours in Puerto Plata is a visit to Ocean World Adventure Park Marina and Casino, with its impressive dolphin tank. It is rated as one of the Caribbean’s most important attractions. The Adventure Park is situated on Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata.
The Park was selected as the most important Caribbean attraction in 2010 by the viator.com website. It also received an “Award for Excellence” by the Thomson Tour Operator Company, one of the largest in the world.
Isabel de Torres Peak
The peak stands outside Puerto Plata. The most important feature of this park are the cable cars that take tourists up to the mountain, from where they can take in the breathtaking beauty of Puerto Plata. Once on top of the mountain area visitors will marvel at the Christ the Redeemer Statue, similar to the Christ of Corcovado, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cable car operates from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Price: Approximately US$8.00 for adults and US$4.00 for children between 5-10 years old.
This is the town of Sosua’s exclusive beach. It is located near the former fishing village’s downtown section.
“Cayo Arena” (Sand Key)
Also known as Paradise Key, this is also one of the region’s most popular destinations. National and international tour operators organize day trips to this breathtaking key, surrounded by the most incredible crystal clear waters on Earth. The surrounding coral reefs are considered to be among the most beautiful in the entire Caribbean region. Tours include transportation and a buffet lunch on “Punta Rucia” beach.
This is the country’s most famous cabaret-style show, at the Ocean World Park.