Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach Escape

Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach Escape
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 ? An approximately 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Water, Welcome Drink
Recommended Dress Comfortable, 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 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, then continue to Malecon 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.

Only a short ride from Amber Cove 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 seasonal, specialty beverage 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 Stars4.9 / 5  |  18 ReviewsReview This Tour
The best excursion ever
September 07, 2022
We had a tour with this company around the city and in the golden beach escape. It was amazing. The welcome team was the best team I have seen ever, and the treatment was in a very high standard. Our speaker ( Sandri) was very professional and in a high level of education.
Reviewer: Artan Cipi
5 Stars
City Sights + Gorgeous Beach Tour
March 11, 2020
It’s so much better to be in a small van with a group of 8 than a cruise ship tour with 40+ people. You can go places that the bigger buses can’t go, and the experience is much more personal. This was an interesting tour of the city and historical sights. Then it was on to a beautiful hotel beach with plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas. Our guide and driver both did a great job, and I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Sheila Scovic
5 Stars
Sightseeing and Beach - A Great Combination!
March 06, 2020
This tour had 8 people in a nice van, much better than the large groups the cruise ships’ excursions have. We saw the highlights of the city including some stops for photos. Then it was off to a beautiful beach at the Blue Jack Tar resort for a couple of hours. Lounge chairs and umbrellas were plentiful, and the beach was a good one for taking a walk. Cold bottled water was provided along with a freshly picked banana. Our guide and driver both were excellent. This is a very good value for the price.
Reviewer: Sheila Scovic
5 Stars
Great time!
June 06, 2019
This excursion was very nice. The guide was very well good presenting our information and details of the DR. The beach was amazing and not too crowded. All and all a good adventure.
Reviewer: Rodney Curry
5 Stars
April 10, 2019 Treated like a celebrity
May 06, 2019
After the long walk to get to the bus (see below), we were given a seat in the comfortable air conditioned bus and given a bottle of water. The tour through town delivered what was advertised. But the half day on the bus was unnecessary. The star of this tour is Golden Beach and we would have stayed there all day!! Laying on a padded bed with white privacy curtains, bar and food service, only steps over the golden beach to cool ourselves in the beautiful Caribbean is any celebrity's opinion of indulgent. Carnival/Holland America cruise lines that lease this docking area will not allow non affiliated excursion companies access. Ship passengers who don't take the cruise lines' excursions have to walk to the entrance/exit gate (it's about a mile). Be on the lookout for the rickshaws that normally go from the ship to the duty free area. They will take you to the cab stand for only a couple of dollars extra.
Reviewer: Bobble
5 Stars
good excursion
April 10, 2019
The local guides were fantastic though the trip. It covers 3 different places and quite repressive of the highlights of Puerto Plata
Reviewer: Clare
5 Stars