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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 allows visitors to experience a unique mix of local Dominican flavour and exciting activities for the whole family. There are plenty of sights on offer, from attractions like the Amber Museum in Puerto Plata, which showcases the precious resource, to the unique colonial architecture in the capital, Puerto Plata. And of course, travellers should take in the beautiful beaches that adorn the coast.

But the Amber Coast is not all about beautiful beaches and amazing coastlines. Visitors can also experience the jungle-covered mountain of Mount Isabel de Torres, which lies just a few kilometres inland. It 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 travellers can relax in a more remote area, reminiscent of a lost beach paradise. Or they 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 on the north coast, with most resorts catering for activities such as diving, jet skiing, beach horseback rides, cultural tours of the city and surrounds, and 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, which showcases a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber. According to experts, the amber…

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Many consider the small, laid-back seaside town, Cabarete, to be the kitesurfing and windsurfing capital of the Caribbean. The popular holiday destination has hosted international competitions since…

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Fuerte San Felipe

The only remnant of Puerto Plata's Spanish Colonial past is a small fort. Built in the mid-16th century to protect the bay against pirates, it features a moat, and a collection of historical artefacts…

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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. Visitors can take a spectacular seven-minute cable car…

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Puerto Plata

Capital to a province of the same name, Puerto Plata sits on the country's north coast and is the gateway to the many holiday towns and resorts found adjacent to the shore. The coastline itself is…

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Samana Peninsula

Jutting into the Atlantic like a finger, the beautiful Samaná Peninsula lies in the east of the island and 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. Visitors will find a superb crescent-shaped beach and numerous cafés, bars and…

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