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Parque Central, Puerto Plata

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Puerto Plata: Guided Tour with Lunch and Rum Tasting

1. Puerto Plata: Guided Tour with Lunch and Rum Tasting

Travel along the road to the Isabel de Torres Mountain on a guided tour, then head down to the beautiful city of Puerto Plata. Visit Central Park, the cathedral, its beautiful pedestrian streets, Fort San Felipe, and the amphitheater. Take in panoramic ocean views and explore one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Enjoy a roundtrip hotel or port transfer, a delicious lunch, and a rum tasting.

Half Day Private City Tour of Puerto Plata

2. Half Day Private City Tour of Puerto Plata

1. Macorix House of Rum, This stop last about 30 minutes Here we will see how Rum, a major export product in Dominican Republic, is made. Guests get to see first hand how different kinds of rum are made and bottled. 2. Parque Central Independencia, This stop last about 30 minutes Here we will visit the famous central park and old Cathedral of San Felipe built before 1863. The Central Park of Puerto Plata has become a perfect place to fully immerse yourself in Dominican culture and customs, since the park is one of the most lively and fun areas of the city. 3. Del Oro Chocolate Factory, This stop last about 30 minutes Here we will see how chocolate is made from the cacao tree all the way to the final product of delicious sweet chocolate. Guests also get to taste all the different forms of chocolate, the fruit, the dried seed, the butter, and finally the different kinds of chocolate. 4. Fortaleza San Felipe, This stop last about 30 minutes Built in 1577 this old fort was the location where the first colonizers to the Dominican Republic imprisoned many fighters for independence of the DR. 5. Mount Isabel de Torres, This stop last about 1 hour 30 minutes Here you will ride a cable car up the Dominican Republic's 20th highest peak. You will see the beautiful silver coastline of Puerto Plata and at the top of the mountain be able to explore botanical gardens, scenic backdrops, and the famous statue of Jesus with arms open wide. 6. Paseo de Dona Blanca, This stop last about 20 minutes Paseo Dona Blanca in Puerto Plata is a unique alleyway created to commemorate the arrival of Mrs. Bianca Franceschini, a pioneer in the development of the early tourism industry in Puerto Plata at the end of the 18th century. This Victorian style alley is painted entirely in pink, including walls, flooring, decorative elements, benches and flowers; a great backdrop for photography that now attracts weddings, birthday and other photo shoots. 7. Umbrella Street, This stop last about 20 minutes Paseo Dona Blanca in Puerto Plata is a unique alleyway created to commemorate the arrival of Mrs. Bianca Franceschini, a pioneer in the development of the early tourism industry in Puerto Plata at the end of the 18th century. This Victorian style alley is painted entirely in pink, including walls, flooring, decorative elements, benches and flowers; a great backdrop for photography that now attracts weddings, birthday and other photo shoots. 8. Dominican Amber Museum, This stop last about 20 minutes The Dominican Amber Museum is located in the center of the city of Puerto Plata, in a Victorian-style house, where it has on display on several floors some of the most impressive stones of Dominican amber, including samples containing animal fossils.

Guided Scooter Tour

3. Guided Scooter Tour

Highlights of the trip include a visit to a rum factory, ocean views at San Felipe Fortress, a chocolate-making factory and much more. The adventure ends at the beach where you can go for a swim and stay there as long as you please. This is a typical itinerary for this product, not in the same order. Duration is 4:30 hours. Stop At: Macorix House of Rum, Calle Avenida Francisco Alberto Caamano. Learn the history of rum making on the island. Sample 8 different varieties of rum. Stop At: Independence Park, C. Beller. Puerto Plata Central Park has become the most popular meeting place in Puerto Plata. This beautiful park is also known as Independence Square. This park is a national symbol due to its history. Stop At: Fortaleza San Felipe, Calle Avenida General Gregorio Luperon. Fortaleza San Felipe is a historic Spanish fortress. Is also known as El Morro de San Felipe and was used to protect the City of Puerto Plata from pirates and corsairs. Stop At: Umbrella Street, Calle San Felipe. Umbrella Street is a colorful pedestrian only street with several touristy establishments. This outdoor area is decorated with their signature vibrant umbrellas. Once you've snapped some photos you can explore a coffee shop or check out the chocolate or tobacco museum. Stop At: Paseo de Dona Blanca, Calle Beller No. 30. Paseo Doña Blanca: This is an alley painted entirely pink with Victorian architectural details. Stop At: Fifi Jewelry And Cigar Store, C/12 De Julio A. Esq. Separacion # 41. Fifi Jewelry Amber Museum is one of the most visited places in Puerto Plata. Inside, it hosts one of the biggest resin exhibitions in the Dominican Republic. The country has the most important amber deposits in the world; moreover, blue, green or warm honey colors are unique from this area due to its volcanic activity. Here, you can discover the history of this vegetal-origin precious stone. The most well known stones exhibited at this museum is a 40cm lizard conserved inside a piece of amber. This resin can hold prehistoric fossils of plants and little animals due to its sticky nature. Turning the stone into a subject of study. It is said that Steven Spielberg was inspired by this museum when he was working on his famous film Jurassic Park. Stop At: Del Oro Chocolate Factory. Del Oro Chocolate Factory is a great place to visit in Puerto Plata. The factory produces organic Dominican cocoa chocolate and is a great place to satisfy your sweet tooth. As you taste the various chocolates, you will also discover how the different machines are used to make the chocolate. The Del Oro Chocolate Factory Tour begins with a short film about the chocolate-making process, followed by a chocolate tasting at the end of the tour. Stop At: Catedral San Felipe, Calle Jose Del Carmen Ariza. This modern Victorian cathedral is a sight to see. The high ceilings, strained windows and beautiful architecture make this an interesting stop to explore.

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What people are saying about Parque Central, Puerto Plata

Well organized, transportation in the van was air-conditioned and comfortable. Light snacks and bottled water were provided and the guide spoke very English very well. We visited 10 places and finished by having lunch at a restaurant that served a great lunch. Luckily our group was very small, myself and another couple, so our guide was able to give us plenty of attention.

everything was fantastic! I cannot recommend this tour enough!!! we were picked up outside the gate to the port and taken to the beginning of the tour. we were then driven around by experienced drivers and saw beautiful scenery as well as local history!

In such a short time we were able to see all the most beautiful sights, including the cable car and souvenirs, the weather was excellent, our guide was very nice and patient..Keep it up...LG MSC Poesia passengers from Germany

Our tour was excellent, our guide was the best. The weather want the best but we got to see everything that was listed. We would do it again with Green Mount Safari

The tour was great! I learned so much going into it and enjoyed every explanation of it