Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach Escape

Explore Best of Puerto Plata
Price: $59.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Beverages. Complimentary water and rum punch.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing over a swimsuit. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and beach towel.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair or walker accessible, and cannot accommodate guests with mobility issues, or those who have difficulty walking or standing. The minimum age to participate is 6 years old and children younger than 6 years old will not be permitted to join the tour.

Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach Escape

You will be met directly at the cruise center, outside of the main gates of the port, with a refreshing bottle of water then whisked away in air-conditioned comfort to paradise.

At the feet of the beautiful Isabel de Torres Mountain and the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Plata city is located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, full of considerable contrasts of mountains, beaches and exuberant landscapes, but also with great historical and entertainment values. As you drive through the bustling city of Puerto Plata, your excursion host will provide you with interesting information regarding the history and culture of Puerto Plata and the Dominican Republic. There will be brief photo stops along the way to Playa Dorada (Golden Beach).

Make a stop at Fort San Felipe for photos and narration on the fort grounds, then continue along the Malecon Beach area, a boardwalk on the Atlantic running alongside of the beach, where you can see the statue of Neptune positioned on a small island. Make your way next to Parque Independencia for a brief history of the Victorian era architecture and for photos. You will enter the Cathedral and also be provided with some free time to explore on your own.

Only a short ride from the historic town is the region's most popular beach. Born as the first tourist destination in the country, Playa Dorada is located on the north coast of the country, surrounded by many interesting and diverse attractions. The coastline is one of the most beautiful in the entire Atlantic Coast, meeting all environmental requirements necessary to merit the recognition of quality, both locally and internationally.

Once at the beach you will be greeted with a complimentary rum punch and warm hospitality. Secluded and romantic, Playa Dorada promises an unforgettable day of swimming or relaxing on the golden sandy beaches along the "Blue Riviera." Beach loungers will be reserved for your convenience while beach beds are on a first come, first serve basis. Additional beverages or a bite to eat are available at the beach bar and restaurant (at an additional charge).

After this relaxing time away at the beach you will return to the cruise center in comfort.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  17 ReviewsReview This Tour
GREAT TOUR but no beach
July 10, 2023
Our tour guides - Alex & Chandler & Emil were AMAZING. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw many sights and learned a lot about the Dominican. The only negative was that we did not have beach time as the description stated. I still highly recommend this tour due to our wonderful guides and bus driver
Reviewer: Pam
5 Stars
Pier to Plata
June 05, 2023
This was a excellent tour. The guides were really informative. They were helpful and considerate and nothing was too much trouble. We had plenty of time to explore and we went to a lovely beach.
Reviewer: Pam
5 Stars
Awesome day!
May 13, 2023
We were taken to the downtown area and were escorted to various locations including a church, pink street, umbrella street and then the beach. I felt very safe downtown with our tour guide. The beach we went to was absolutely beautiful and we had a sun bed waiting for us. It was the perfect day.
Reviewer: Robin Buchman
5 Stars
10/10. Ask for Winston!!!
April 14, 2023
Our Shore Excursion Group tour in Puerto Plata with Winston as our guide was excellent! Winston was knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about showcasing the area's beauty and culture. The tour was well-organized, and we visited a variety of locations, each with its own unique charm. Winston's attention to detail and ability to tailor the tour to our interests made the experience unforgettable. The transportation was reliable, and we never felt rushed or crowded. Overall, we had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a memorable experience in the Dominican Republic.
Reviewer: Robert Rimmer
5 Stars
enjoyable excursion
March 12, 2023
very knowledgeable, local guide. Clean, organized tour. Small group. Time for shopping, saw the highlights, went to beach. Laid back, relaxing tour. Would use this company again as tour cost considerably less than same tour offered by cruise ship
Reviewer: Nancy Della Maestra
4 Stars
Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach Escape
March 01, 2023
Picked up right outside of the welcome facility at the pier. Smaller group on a small bus that was in clean and excellent condition. Tour guide was very informative. Stop at the beach u resort location that provided the beach lounges and umbrella. Would take again if ever back in Puerto Plata.
Reviewer: John Asmussen
5 Stars