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Address: Malecon, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Nice Beach

We had the taxi drop us off away from the crowds, and we had the beach almost to ourselves. Several people walked by, but we had the beach to ourselves. Water was nice, there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the taxi drop us off away from the crowds, and we had the beach almost to ourselves. Several people walked by, but we had the beach to ourselves. Water was nice, there was sandy places, but a lot of rocks too. It was pretty shallow for a long way.

Thank drayco
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There really is not that much to see, some buildings are in really bad shape and run down, the sea and beach are quite dirty so not the prettiest malecon. But there are sone restaurants and you are able to but your coconut water surely.

Thank AnnaEsk
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This waterfront area of Puerto Plata is a must-miss destination. It runs along the (run down) colonial area of the city. Sadly, the area is cut off from downtown by a busy 4 lane road with aggressive drivers. The beach is littered...absolutely littered, with garbage. And as we tried walking along peacefully we kept getting badgered by locals trying to... More 

Thank snarl71
Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...maybe we were at the 'wrong' end but it was not spectacular - no shops but lots of beach bars. We later really enjoyed the carneval.

Thank MrsLoe
chadds ford pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked around - admired the buildings. The area had some construction. Wish all of historic Puerto Plata could have some attention - paint and more restoration. This historic district area could be a real asset to tourism economy, but needs an over all boost as a scenic urban destination.

Thank wreath
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

No, it's not perfect. But, if you've ever visited the Malecon in Santo Domingo, the Puerto Plata Malecon is fantastic. There is some trash an you might smell something foul from time to time but on the whole, the Malecon here is far better cared for and has far more snack/dining options than it's peer in the capital. It's a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We are trying to figure out what happened to this area. There are so many homes and condos empty. It's dirty and stinks in some places. We were disappointed and sad for the people who live around here. We did stop and have a coffee in one of the restaurants. That was nice. But it's just not a very nice... More 

Thank Shalloh60
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Before having lunch at the varied restaurants along this scenic hwy of Puerto Plata, we strolled along the Malecon. and stopped to have fresh coconut water, from real coconuts, at a stand on the corner. As we sat on the wall, we got a real taste of the culture of this wonderful place including fresh coconut water from a stand... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

It was very scenic and beautiful and we enjyoyed our walk along the malecon while in Puerto Plata. Great water views, buildings and interesting people in this area. We felt safe and relaxed.

Thank seetheworld2014
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is probably the nicest thing to do in the town of Puerta Plata other than a couple of historical buildings to see. It's a nice long promenade along the water.

Thank Les L

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