Exciting Things to Do in Puerto Plata for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Puerto Plata

Exciting Things to Do in Puerto Plata for Thrill Seekers

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  • rick00001967
    Ontario, Canada861 contributions
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    i will say right away that horseback riding is not my preferred cup of tea. haha it is the wife that loves these animals. that said, we traveled here for our anniversary and her birthday so how could i say no.
    we used this ranch many years ago when staying in the playa dorada complex. it was fun then and it was fun again.
    they are very close by the complex so transport back and forth is quick and easy. we went in slow season so we were the only 2 riders which was nice.
    the business has changed hands recently and the latest owner has apparently made some changes. they have some new animals and some update equipment.
    the horses seem to be in very good condition and well cared for. so did the many friendly dogs that share the ranch.
    both Angel and Alex have been here for many years and are great staff.
    our booking agent originally had us booked with another operator in sosua. we were not too happy about having to travel that far back and forth so we were very happy when they changed at the last minute. we did not ask why.
    pick up was on time. the pace was very leisurely. we had a beautifully scenic ride into the hills. some spots offered a great ocean view with a cool breeze while others were sunny and hot.
    there is a stop along the way (thank god haha) to rest the horses (and the riders) where you can have a water or soft drink. beer is avail for purchase along some gifts if you like.
    helmets are mandatory. closed toed shoes are always a good idea but if you only have sandals make sure they are secured strapped sandals and not loose flip flops.
    this is a great way to see the countryside and much quieter than the buggies or atv's.
    if you are considering riding as part of your vacation then choosing Lorilar is the right way to go.
    Written August 25, 2019
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  • Just J
    1 contribution
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    It’s a pleasure seeing a smiling friendly face when exiting the airport. We’ve been using Jesus for several years as our transportation in the Puerto Plata area. He’s a safe driver even with all the lunatics on the road. Always prompt and keeps you informed. We also had his son drive us a couple of times, taking after his father. We are looking forward to next year being greeted by Jesus for the start of our vacation!
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Judi S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful excursion up in the hills above Puerto Plata lead by “Crazy” Alex. We were experienced riders, and Alex recognized that, so he allowed us to move out at times and even gallop for a short distance. The horses were Passover finos, which meant that they had very smooth gaits. All in all, a very enjoyable experience!
    Written February 3, 2024
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  • Vin T
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jesus was great. On time and waiting at airport. Very clean mini van. Was responsive to emails. Return trip he was on time. Will definitely use his taxi again. Highly recommend.
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • Robyn S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Service by Rosario and his crew - always on time and usually with drinks onboard. Reasonably priced too. We won't use anyone else. Thanks guys...
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Brittany M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Excursion!!!
    We booked through Carnival Cruise Lines, but Mega Adventures was amazing! We were able to experience SO much culture. The people were so friendly every step of the way!

    We rode on a jungle truck through the Dominican Countryside where we experienced traditional local housing, stopped by a local school to see the children, saw a tarantula, held a parrot, rode through the city & by the beach, had an authentic Dominican lunch and SO MUCH more!

    Our tour guide, Eduardo (Eddy) & driver, Bolivar were amazing!! They gave great information about the land, were safe and cautious while letting us have a good time, answered our questions, and made sure we were taken care of every step of the way!

    I cannot recommend them enough - if you do the jungle truck tour, you won't be disappointed! Just book it :)
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • elvira m
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed the ride with Juan Luis. He asked me about my preferences, he stopped for drinks because I was thirsty. He is very knowledgeable about the culture, the places to visit and can give you an Insider's view to the country. I recommend him for your trips. He also has a great sense of humor.
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • Erin W
    Kempton, PA25 contributions
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    We did Monkey Island in Taino Bay and it was so fun! I highly recommend it it. It’s right there in the port and completely worth the $25 per person. The monkeys climb on you and eat out of your hands. Our “guide” Marcus made it fun and informative.
    Written March 9, 2024
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  • DK Traveller
    Toronto, Canada31 contributions
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    We booked a vip experience for our group of 9 (ATV, horse back, lunch and zip lines). We arrived by cruise ship and they picked us up. We had a great day out. We highly recommend this experience. Most of all I am very impressed with how much integrity and safety conscious this company operates. The staff are excellent and highly engaged. You can book with confidence.
    Written January 2, 2024
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  • Rita Travels
    San Francisco, CA3 contributions
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    I did 3 tours with Mar Y Sol company and I absolutely loved ALL of them. I went to the Blue Lagoon, Cayo Arena (Paradise Island) and Whale Watching. They were fantastic at all of them. Excellent communication throughout, took me to so many places beyond those listed above (it was almost a whole day excursion), very comfortable buses, very nice drivers and guides and a great lunch buffet. Would definitely recommend this tour company to anyone visiting northern Dominican Republic!!
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • Danny R
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! Francis, Agusto and Kess were absolutely amazing! They were very patient and calming for me as a newer diver. The equipment was great the 4 dives we did was absolutely beautiful! Many corals and a lot of varieties of fish. Soooooo calming and serene!!! I want to dive with them every day and quit my job! Amazing trip! Thank you!
    Written March 11, 2024
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  • Justin M
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We always use a 3rd party for our shore excursions instead of booking through the ship. We booked the Puerto Plata city tour and cable car excursion. Alex picked us up just outside the cruise port to start the day. The cable car to the top of the mountain to see the Jesus statue was awesome. Alex having grew up there is very knowledgeable and details the history of the island and can answer any questions about the DR. With stops at the town square, umbrella street, pink street and surrounding areas. You really get a taste of the local area. Highly recommend asking for Alex to do your tour !
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • Danielle K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We met Barney by chance last year. He was friendly and helpful and made us feel comfortable right away.
    When traveling back to Puerto Plata this year, we had no hesitation in texting Barney. Of course he greeted us with a warm smile at the airport!
    Barney is personable, reliable and always early!! He makes the beginning and end of the trip as stress free as the vacation!
    Peace of mind is an easy decision. Reach out to Barney.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • cyril S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip was amazing! Daddy-o and el Capitan were great to me, my wife and 3 kids (6,9,13). We caught 2 barracuda, and a yellow fin tuna. Great group of guys and great company. I highly recommend!
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • Anita E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The snorkeling and party time with scuba caribe was fantastic. The guides were friendly, relaxed, and ensured the safety and fun for all. A…
    Written May 30, 2024
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