Playa Dorada Beach Day

Playa Dorada Beach Day
Price: $45.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeWater/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedBeverage
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Guests should bring a towel, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Minimum age requirement is 4 years old.
Tour Details

Playa Dorada Beach Day

Relax and soak up the beach life on Puerto Plata's beautiful north coast and experience Playa Dorada on this half-day excursion.

San Felipe de Puerto Plata is the capital of the Puerto Plata province on the Dominican Republic's Atlantic Coast. The city is best known for its beaches, in particular, Playa Dorada. The old colonial center is home to the16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress full of Dominican historical and military artifacts.

Upon meeting your local guide, you will embark on a fully narrated tour around the historic district and pier as you make your way to the north coast.

Once you have reached your beach destination you are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch at the beach cafe before strolling the golden sand beach while sipping from a tropical beverage (food and beverage are at an additional cost). You will find a full bar and cafe as well as service for the beach loungers.

After lunch and a leisurely stroll, be sure to wade into the stunning turquoise waters or relax at the water's edge on a complimentary lounge chair all while taking in the natural beauty of the majestic beach surroundings.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverage
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Guests should bring a towel, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Minimum age requirement is 4 years old.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  8 ReviewsReview This Tour
as above
March 24, 2020
Interesting ride along coast Tour guide was well informed and polite and gave a good description of the area. The group was small and plenty of room on small van The beach was beautiful and private but too rough seas to swim. The lounge chairs and umbrella were in good condition. The restaurant was very appealing and eye catching but there was not enough time to have a tranquil lunch. The other attendant a young fellow was also very attentive and helpful keeping a eye on our safety.
Reviewer: Hector Amor
4 Stars
Change in plans
March 13, 2020
We were booked on the beach day excursion and 4 of the 7 folks were no shows. The sky was a bit overcast and it didn’t look like it would be a great day. The tour rep offered us 3 options: go to the beach as planned, receive a full refund or join another tour that would be an upgrade from our original tour. Since it didn’t look like a great beach day, we chose to join the tour. It was great. We drove to the cable car that took us up the mountain to see the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue. It was wonderful to see, especially since we didn’t even know it existed in Puerto Plata. We then went to visit a fort, walk around the city square, viewed the cathedral and had time for shopping. We drove to a beach area and were treated to locally grown bananas by our guide Henry. Henry did a great job all day. All in all, we had a very enjoyable day. On our next visit we will rebook our beach day, but we are very glad we accidentally ended up on the alternative tour.
Reviewer: Gale H.
5 Stars
Pure joy and fun with the tour guides!
January 20, 2020
At first we were a little bothered that we had to walk off the pier to the highway to meet the tour guides. Once we found them they offered us bottled water and their wifi so while waiting for the others to arrive from the ship we could surf. You get a tour on the way to the resort and the guides stay with you while at the resort. The food was excellent and very inexpensive. Would definitely do this excursion with this company again.
Reviewer: Arthur Massei
5 Stars
WE LOVED IT!
October 28, 2019
MY WIFE AND I HAPPENED TO BE THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE ON THE TOUR AT THAT TIME OF THE DAY. OUR GUIDES AND DRIVER WERE SIMPLY SUPERB! THE BEACH AREA WAS PRISTINE AND OUR PERSONAL ATTENDANT WAS EVER MINDFUL OF OUR COMFORT WITHOUT BEING BOTHERSOME. IF WE EVER GET BACK THIS WAY WE'LL REBOOK WITH THESE FOLKS AGAIN!
Reviewer: JOHN & DEBRA FROEHLICH
5 Stars
Pleasant Surprise!!!!!
May 29, 2019
The walk from the ship to the pick up spot is exactly as you will read about in the reviews! We were a little scared at first to go outside the cruise terminal all by ourselves and walk up the side of a highway in a foreign country! We almost didn't take the excursion because we were very skeptical. This excursion ended up being quite a pleasant surprise! The beach was beautiful. The lounge beds were also a surprise and very nice. Our tour guide Henry was outstanding. He deserves very large tips!!!!! We would definitely do this excursion again and not freak out about the long hike to the meeting sight!!!
Reviewer: MTK
5 Stars
Nice beach
March 19, 2019
The walk to the dock was described accuratly in the instructions. The only problem was people following them. We waited fifteen minutes for two people that Did not show up. The beach lounges are very close to restrooms and a resturant. There are also attendants walking around taking orders. You have to watch what you are charged i found they were not consistent on their pricing. Know the exchange rate. We returned at the same time even though we lost time waiting for the no shows.
Reviewer: Jblank2123
4 Stars