Pure Adrenaline Thrills or Placid Beach Days, Private Puerto Plata Tours

Along the Silver Coast of the Dominican Republic is Puerto Plato, a spectacular place for adventure or relaxation on any of the private tours you go on.

Situated nicely between the Northern Cordillera Mountains, which are an amazing backdrop to this popular city, and the Atlantic Coast, Puerta Plato was the Dominican Republics first ever tourist destination to be custom built. Even today it is still a magnet for travelers.

The wonderful long sandy beaches are lined with all-inclusive hotels but as you venture more inland you more things to find attractive about this city. The main place to visit in the city is ‘ Old City ‘ or Zona Colonial which borders the port. This is where you find narrow streets with small shops and cafes.

There are many wonderful colonial buildings with beautiful architecture to visit on guided tours or museums and its famous Malecon. 

The Malecon is the name given to the area of the promenade which is home to the discos, bonfire beach parties and outdoor bars that make Puerta Plato one of the best nightlife destinations.

Let the activities begin!
Damajagua Waterfalls
1 An example of stunning natural beauty is Damajaqua Waterfalls. Take a guided tour to these 27 waterfalls which are only a short distance from Puerto Plata. After traveling through the dense forest, you reach these 27 plunge pools with crystal clear waters that flow from limestone cliffs. There is even a naturally made slide to add to the enjoyment of swimming in these pools. The scenery is stunning too.
Mount Isabel de Torres
2 Go on a cable car sightseeing tour from Puerto Plata to Mount Isabel de Torres. It takes seven minutes by cable car to ascend the 2,600 foot, Mount Isabel. The views are most impressive and stunning from this height with brilliant photo opportunities. At the top, there is a botanic garden full of flowers to explore, a statue of Christ which similar to that of the one in Rio de Janeiro and a lovely restaurant.
Fort San Felipe
3 The last remaining colonial structure in Puerto Plata is Forte San Felipe. This was among the first European forts to be constructed in the Americas. It has eight foot ‘thick’ walls and wishing these walls, on a guided tour, visit the small museum which has many interesting artifacts relating to wartime history. Around the fort is a moat and at night it is outlined by lights and looks amazing.
4 The town of Sosua is a great place to visit on a sightseeing tour from Puerto Plata. This town is well known for its fabulous beach which is in a sheltered cove. It also happens to have the most amazing offshore coral reef which is very popular for diving and snorkeling. When you are exploring the clear underwaters, see the many colorful plants and tropical fish. This is a lovely place for a day trip.
Ocean World Adventure Park
5 For that perfect adventure tour, visit the Ocean World Adventure Park on the outskirts of Puerto Plata. This is a marina and water park that is interactive. Visitors will get to play with sea lions and swim with dolphins. For the brave guests, you can pet stingray and sharks. If that does not appeal, then you can snorkel with tropical fish. Also do not be surprised to see tigers on your travels here.
Outback safari Tours Puerto Plata
6  To really experience and explore an area is on an outback safari tour and Puerto Plata can offer these. The guided outback safari tours are very educational as you learn a lot about how farmers grow, harvest and produce chocolate and coffee in this area on a stop off in their ranches. The trip shows you all the sectors off the beaten track but always ends up on a beach or beaches where you can relax or ride the waves.
Diving Tours of Puerto Plata
7 The fabulous waters of the North Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Puerto Plata is home to spectacular and out of this world underwater attractions. On a diving tour from Puerto Plata, there are many different types of diving tours such as one where you swim with dolphins, stingrays, sea lions or friendly sharks and then there are others to explore the stunning coral reefs and see the tropical fish and vibrant plants.
Deep Sea Fishing Tours from Puerto Plata
8 Enjoy a brilliant day out on the deep sea fishing and you can do this with one of Puerto Plata’s Deep Sea Fishing Tours. These professional and well-equipped tours give you the opportunity to catch ‘big fish’ sun as Tuna, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi or Barracuda. Even if you do not catch anything ‘big’ the professional anglers with you on the tour, will do everything to ensure you at least get a bite on the line.
Zip lining Adventure Tours
9 It is not everywhere you visit on a vacation whereby you can have such adventures as zip lining to the scale you can do it when in Puerto Plata. There are a few options on areas to do this adventure and each one is nerve wrecking, exciting and mostly adrenaline fueled fun. All tours are well organized and safety is paramount. Once you heed all the instructions, off you go and the thrill is amazing, as are the views.
Horse riding in Puerto Plata
10 Another way to explore areas in Puerto Plata is on horse riding tours. These are very relaxing tours either through the lush green dense forests or along the sandy beaches. An extra special horse riding tour is the one you take at sunset. Escape the crowds on these tours as the beaches are mostly deserted that you visit on horseback. These tours can include romantic dinners on the beach depending on which tour you choose.

Travel Tips for Puerto Plata