So you’ve arrived in Puerto Plata and you want to see all its iconic sites in one day? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Join us for an action-packed five hours that squeezes in a spectacular cable car ride, historic sites and epic views galore, a rum tasting at the best rum factory on the island and a traditional Dominican lunch that will introduce you to the foodie delights of our beautiful country. And there’s plenty more where that came from! If you don’t do anything else on your trip but chill and enjoy the Caribbean vibe, you can still go home safe in the knowledge that you have explored the best of what Puerto Plata has to offer if you join us for this memorable day out!
We’re starting on a high for our first stop, 793 meters high to be exact! Hop on the cable car with your expert local guide and zoom to the summit of the Isabel de Torres Mountain. The ride itself provides you with truly astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and Puerto Plata City, surrounded by lush green rainforest. This is a great way to get an overview of your surroundings (and snap a few epic pictures for your Instagram account!). Upon reaching the top, we’ll take a stroll through the dreamy cloud forest pathways and spend some time exploring this beautiful national park.
There’s even a Christ the Redeemer statue up here, Rio-style, so of course we’ll stop to toast Him with a local beer, touching the clouds with your hands as they pass by from time to time.
Back on sea level, we’ll hit up one of the best and most important rum factories on the island. You’ll learn about its fascinating history and the process to make the golden nectar before tasting five of our favorite varieties. If you weren’t already, you’ll definitely be in a good mood now!
From here we will head over to the stunning La Puntilla to enjoy dramatic sea views across the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll learn about the colonial history of the island at the San Felipe Fortress and take a short walk around the Harbor, enjoying views of the Isabel the Torres mountain from the ground.
After that, we’ll move on to the historic district of Puerto Plata, where you will learn about the history and architecture of the city and discover the secrets to the laidback Dominican lifestyle.
We’ll then visit the Victorian house of one of our most prominent national heroes where you will discover local history and what life for families during the republican period.
Next up is a visit to a cigar factory where you’ll learn about our most prized export, the cigar. Learn how the experts plant, harvest and select the best tobacco leaves to create and roll the finest Dominican cigars. Try one (if you wish) alongside the ever-popular Dominican national drink – Mamajuana – made with spices, honey, rum and red wine. It’s very moreish, trust us!
By now you will have worked up quite an appetite so to finish your introduction to the highlights of Puerto Plata, we’re going to treat you to a delicious Dominican-style lunch at one of the most charming family-owned small restaurants in the city. So not only will you experience the cultural and historic highlights of the city, but the foodie ones too!
Note that the food samples may vary from tour to tour depending on what is available that day
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