Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach Escape

Explore Best of Puerto Plata
Price: $55.00
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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.

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  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Best Day Ever
September 15, 2022
Guide was very helpful when we got onto the bus l was unaware that there were three different tour groups onboard dropping off the first group than it was our time to get off and with our helpful guide that walked around Puerto Plata showing all the things to see. When we were done, he called for the bus to pick us up and then we drove to one of the best beaches l have ever been to with Restaurante and bar water was clean and clear and sand was soft and white.
Reviewer: vincent j milo
5 Stars
A nice day
September 06, 2022
The excursion bus was a lovely new air conditioned comfortable ride. We did the city tour and beach excursion. It was odd because we had people on our bus doing only the beach part so we drove them to the beach then continued on our city tour. We made several stops on the tour and felt rushed at most of them. There was no time to explore the city on your own as we were always being directed by our guide. When we got back to the beach we weren’t disappointed. It was absolutely beautiful and there were plenty of chairs and cabanas for us to use at no additional cost. There were very persistent vendors walking up and down the beach trying to get you to visit their shop but they were very friendly. The rum punch was delicious and they offered plenty of refills.
Reviewer: Gail Dieterich
4 Stars
City tour/Beach day
June 08, 2022
Had a great time our guides were great and the beach was beautifu!! We highly recommend the city toyr/Beach day
Reviewer: D.F.
5 Stars
April 20, 2022
All excursions with SHOREEXCURSIONSGROUP come with good written instructions on how to find your tour, but this is the first one that also included a drones-eye view photograph of the port with a dotted line from the ship to the meeting spot. That was pretty brilliant thinking on the part of this tour operator. This was our first excursion IN YEARS and we were anxious to get to a beach. This one was exactly what we wanted. We visited a few key spots like the PINK street and Parque Central and learned a little about the history of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and why the two nations that share Hispanola are so different. We then went to a resort on Golden Beach and spent a few hours just bouncing in the waves or napping on a lounge chair. After being dropped off back at the entrance to the cruiseport, we shopped our way back to the ship.
Reviewer: steve bromley
5 Stars