Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Plata has far more to offer than the stunning Playa Dorada beach lining the northern shores. A paradise for nature lovers and eco-tourists, the opulent plant life lends to sightings of enchanting birds while the picturesque waters rushing from the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua make for an exhilarating day of adventure. Activities are in abundance for sporting enthusiasts and the archetypal beach bum looking to take in the sights, bask in the sun, and enjoy a relaxing swim can spend their days at the enviable Sunscape Resort.
Dominican cuisine offers a delightful gastronomic experience at Le Papillon while history lovers seeking majestic views can stand in awe of the large statue of Christ that towers more than 2,000 feet above sea level at Mount Isabel de Torres.
Of course, we couldn’t mention the Dominican Republic without commending the Merengue and Caribbean Rhythms Festival held in Santo Domingo that pays homage to Merengue and many other styles of music that have influenced dance and rhythm worldwide.