What to see in Amber Coast

Amber Coast Attractions

The Dominican Republic's north coast is very popular with tourists and adventure seekers of all kinds. A trip to the Amber Coast will have visitors experience a unique mix of local Dominican flavour and exciting activities for the whole family. There are plenty of sights on the Amber Coast, from attractions like the Amber Museum in Puerto Plata, showcasing the precious resources which the Dominican Republic holds, to the unique colonial architecture which the capital displays in Puerto Plata, and of course the splendour of the beautiful beaches which adorn the coast.

But the Amber Coast is not all about beautiful beaches and amazing coastlines, just a few kilometres inland, visitors can experience the jungle covered mountain of Mount Isabel de Torres, which can be climbed with a guide or ascended by the cableway, which boasts amazing views of the city of Puerto Plata below and the north coast beyond.

Excursions from the capital can include a visit to the Samana Peninsula, where visitors can relax in a more remote area, reminiscent of a lost beach paradise, or one can take a festive Dominican safari through the less touristy areas of the island, with visitors being escorted through gorgeous landscapes aboard a colourful and quirky safari-style vehicle.

There are also plenty of options for adventure activities available on the north coast, with most resorts catering for activities such as beach horseback rides, jet skiing, diving and cultural tours of the city and surrounds, stopping at great sights, such as the old Spanish colonial fort of San Filipe.

Amber Museum

An attractive Victorian building in the centre of Puerto Plata on Duarte Street houses the Amber Museum, showcasing a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber. According to experts the amber found…

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A small, laid-back Caribbean seaside town, the popular holiday destination of Cabarete is considered by many to be the windsurfing and kitesurfing capital of the Caribbean, and the town has hosted…

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Fuerte San Felipe

Puerto Plata's only remnant of its Spanish Colonial past is a small fort, situated on a small peninsula in Puerto Plata Bay. The fort, featuring a moat, and a collection of historical artefacts in…

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Mount Isabel de Torres

Towering over the city of Puerto Plata is the 2,600 feet (792m) Mount Isabel de Torres, which is a popular tourist attraction in its own right. The mountain offers visitors the chance to take a spectacular…

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Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata, the capital of the Dominican Republic's province of the same name, sits on the country's north coast and is the gateway to the numerous holiday towns and resorts found adjacent to the…

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Samana Peninsula

Jutting out into the Atlantic like a finger, the beautiful Samaná Peninsula to the east of the island is a remote area with deserted white sand beaches, palm forests and clear, calm waters.…

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To the east of Puerto Plata is the holiday destination of Sosua, a small village with a cosmopolitan character, which offers a superb crescent-shaped beach and numerous cafés, bars and restaurants.…

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