Puerto Plata Province
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Our most recommended Puerto Plata Province Day Trips

Damajagua: Waterfalls with Lunch Buffet

1. Damajagua: Waterfalls with Lunch Buffet

After being collected from your hotel, make your way to the Damajagua Waterfalls. Nature has crafted some awe-inspiring pools, etched out of limestone with stalactites and stalagmites. You will be introduced to the local waterfall guides and provided with a life jacket, water shoes, and helmet. If you want to take photos on the tour please only bring waterproof cameras. A moderate 45-minute uphill hike through a beautiful jungle landscape gets you to the 12th waterfall. From there you head back downriver and you jump, slide, and swim your way through a series of spectacular waterfalls, canyons, and pools. The tour includes jumps of up to 25 feet (8 meters), however, there is another way down if you don't feel like jumping. After changing into your dry clothes the tour concludes with a lunch buffet.

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Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

2. Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, and then make your way by bus to the brilliant white sands of Punta Rucia, 67 kilometers east of Montechristi. Get amazing views of the countryside before you board a speedboat to cross to Cayo Arena.  Be welcomed by the turquoise waters and white sands of the paradise island. Go ashore to sink your toes in the sand and top up your tan. Marvel at the colorful marine life and coral gardens on an optional guided snorkeling tour, and enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks.  Navigate the thick mangrove forest of Monte Cristi National Park by speedboat, and look for the abundant wildlife in the lagoons and channels. Get a feel for island life at a local market before taking the speedboat back to the mainland.

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27 Waterfalls: Zip 'n Splash Adventure with Horse Ride

3. 27 Waterfalls: Zip 'n Splash Adventure with Horse Ride

Take a 30-minute drive by open safari truck to the top-rated attraction in Puerto Plata of the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. Plunge into the awe-inspiring pools, etched out of the limestone, where stalactites and stalagmites can be seen in 1,000 colors. Hike for about 20-30 minutes uphill. Then, make your way back down by swimming, jumping and sliding through the 12 most beautiful cascades. Head back towards Puerto Plata on a 15-minute journey to Country World Ranch. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch prepared with fire wood on arrival. Next, gear-up for your zip line adventure, and prepare to fly. With a bottle of fresh drinking water attached to your harness to keep you hydrated, feel the adrenaline rush of 8 ACCT certified zip lines. Get a safety briefing before you experience the 7,900 feet of galvanized steel cable. No previous experience is needed and, unlike other zip line parks, you will not be subject to any active braking, such as using gloves to stop. Be free to take photos or videos with your own camera as you ride the network of zip lines. The longest is a staggering 2,460 feet! Determine your own speed: the instructors will move at your pace. Try seasonal fruits fresh from the trees. A natural juice will also be prepared to boost you with natural energy in preparation for your next amazing adventure. Take a relaxing ride through the countryside on horseback and get some breathtaking views. The horses are well-trained and kept in the best condition. Suitable for children and beginners, the ride starts with full basic riding instructions. You will not gallop the horses, unless you request otherwise. Mount the right horse matched to your skill-set before you set off. Before heading back for your drop off, take a walk through the tropical garden.

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Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

4. Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosúa, or Cabarete, then heads out into the sprawling countryside to the municipality of Imbert. Take the winding road to the world-famous Damajagua Waterfalls where your epic adventure awaits. Nestled in the rolls hills of the Northern Corridor Mountain Range and behind the long stalks of sugar cane fields, lies a treasure unlike anywhere else in the world — a place where Mother Nature has crafted awe-inspiring pools etched from limestone for your enjoyment! Arrive at the entrance to the falls and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment for your adventure, then wander through the dense and luscious tropical jungle, marvelling at endemic plants and beautiful vegetation along the way. Cross the river to finally arrive at the waterfalls and take a moment to soak up this incredible feat of nature. Follow your guide as you visit the waterfalls one by one, and discover their unique characteristics and offerings as you slip, slide, and have some fun! When booking, you can choose between the option to slide down just 12 or all 27 waterfalls.

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Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls Full-Day Adventure

5. Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls Full-Day Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure at the waterfalls of Damajagua in the Dominican Republic, located at the confluence of emerald waters, deep in a tropical rainforest of the Cordillera Septentrional. 27 refreshing waterfalls have been chiseled by Mother Nature’s celestial mallet. Ideal for visitors who like to commune with nature, while experiencing an adrenaline-fuelled day, you will hop on the back of a safari-style truck, where a team of experienced guides and drivers await. Note that only 12 of the 27 waterfalls will be visited, since doing the 27 waterfalls would take greater physical preparation. After a short safety briefing, glide across the natural water springs, bathing in heavenly caves. Flanked by the whistling of exotic birdlife, and the banks of the Damajagua River, the rustling of the streams arouse a state of stillness. A labyrinth of tunnels and chutes are scattered around the waterfalls, some reaching heights of up to 13 feet. Somersault with the grace of aquatic birds, as your guide keep a watchful eye. Walk an interpretative rainforest trail to come face-to-face with Mother Earth, and wildlife waits to be greeted. Leap headfirst, swimming crossways, and sliding down natural waterslides. Explore unpredictable falls, with teasing names like “La Virgen” and “La Tinajita.” “La Virgen” holds Taino legends, where the aborigines built a statue of pebbles that paid homage to the Virgin of Altagracia, perhaps becoming the first worshippers of the Patron Saint of the Dominican people. After a typical buffet-style lunch, head towards the small town of Imbert and visit a local market where you can purchase artisan products and crafts bearing a distinct Dominican hallmark.

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4 Wheel Adventure

6. 4 Wheel Adventure

After being collected from your hotel in Playa Dorada, Sosua or Cabarete, you will be taken to the tour starting point which is just 30 minutes away from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Please remember to wear clothes that you are willing to throw away and sunglasses, as the road can be dusty, muddy, and wet. No License and no special skills are required. After a short briefing, your memorable off road adventure will start. All 4-wheel drives are safe and easy to drive. Experience the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic on this half-day tour. Enjoy amazing scenery, muddy paths, and a picturesque beach.

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Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

7. Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

Accompanied by your guide, experience Dominican culture and learn about the people and the land. You'll visit the heart of the Dominican countryside where you'll discover the old Melasa Bread Factory. Next explore a tobacco plantation and learn how artisanal cigars are made. Then, enjoy beautiful panoramic views at an organic cacao plantation where you'll learn the whole process of chocolate-making and savor some of delicious chocolate created there.  Enjoy lunch in a typical Dominican restaurant and try some of the local specialties. You'll also visit a local cheese factory belonging to a traditional family of the Imbert community and explore the Imbert Park. At the end of your tour, you'll stop off at a beautiful hidden beach in countryside before heading back to your hotel.

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Puerto Plata: Monkeyland and Zip-Line Adventure

8. Puerto Plata: Monkeyland and Zip-Line Adventure

Clip on and get ready for some serious zip lining. A full briefing is given beforehand at the local partner's training center by highly-skilled zip-lining guides. Feel the rush on over one mile of zip-lining action. Soar through the jungle, rain forest, and across a Caribbean river. Guides will be at each platform to steady you and assist you onto the next line. This adventure promises fun for all ages and all adrenaline-seekers.  After the zip-lining, head to Monkeyland. Listen to the sounds of nature while keeping an eye out for the cute little squirrel monkeys that call this natural environment home. Trained staff will give you a plate of fruit you can offer to the monkeys. These cheeky, friendly creatures love shiny objects so hold on to your belongings. This is an awesome opportunity to get up close with these lovable animals. At the end of the tour, you'll have adequate time to purchase memorabilia to remind you of this special day. 

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Snorkeling Tour & Sosua Beach Day

9. Snorkeling Tour & Sosua Beach Day

Be collected from your accommodation by a taxi. Begin your tour at Sosua Bay, where crystal clear warm waters and a 1 km long sand beach welcome you. Before boarding the boat, a mask, fins, and inflatable snorkel vest will be provided. The guide will give you all the instructions needed for the snorkeling tour. The first snorkeling spot is at the Three Rocks and then you will head back to Sosua Bay for your second reef. After the snorkeling tour, a sun chair on Sosua Beach will be provided for you to relax, swim, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Sosua Beach offers a lot of shops, bars, and restaurants - you will have time for shopping, eating, and drinking (at your own expense).

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Cayo Arena: VIP Experience in Luxury Catamaran

10. Cayo Arena: VIP Experience in Luxury Catamaran

This excursion to Cayo Arena offers a wonderful tour departing from Puerto Plata, in comfortable air—conditioned buses with experienced drivers, accompanied by professional guides. This trip is full of beautiful landscapes and green mountains all the way to Punta Rusia, a picturesque fishing village on the coast of Puerto Plata. The land tour ends at Playa Punta Rusia. From there you board a beautiful catamaran, so that you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the water route and visit the national park, navigating through the mangroves, with a variety of beautiful natural colors. If you are lucky you will see the famous manatee, also known as the sea cow. After 45 minutes, you arrive at Cayo Arena. Here you will have free time to snorkel, observe many species of fish of all colors, take photos, and enjoy a refreshing swim in crystal clear water.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata Province

We first experienced the organization get your guide as very pleasant during our trip. The tour was super and the quad was very good and a real monster. A photographer will also accompany you, but agree in advance what the price is because otherwise he will first take pictures and videos and when you are on the beach you get absurd prices and you have to negotiate there and then it is expensive and it ruins your mood. We had chosen to have everything sent by e-mail for 40 dollars in the end but did not get the photos in contact with get tour guide who went after it very well and it came in and the videos the next day With MTS you have to download a different way. You can also choose to have everything put on a USB stick, but that is even more expensive. The contact with the owner of the tour also went well, just ask for his telephone number in case something goes wrong.

Our guides and staff were very kind and helpful. The 7 waterfalls was amazing. We are from Utah and it was like one of our slot canyons in the water. High rock walls and beautiful clear water. The zipline coarse was a fun trip with amazing views of the mountains and ocean. The horseback riding was a nice finish to the day with an easy ride through a few ranches in the area. Watch out for the donkeys! The food was great, a rice, beans and chicken lunch that was delicious. They made sure we had water available through out the whole day. Would definitely do it again.

Our tour guide Richard picked us up at the hotel on time. On the drive to the waterfalls we had a great chat with Richard and he gave us cool inputs and tips. The waterfalls were also cool. It was really fun to jump or slide, a real adrenaline rush. Lunch with Richard afterwards was super delicious !! We can only recommend this tour and would like to thank Richard

Highly Recommended!!! Everything is well organized. Care and food were super good;) again at any time :)

From the moment we were picked up, to the moment we were dropped off, we had a phenomenal time