Best Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Plata

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Plata

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Plata

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  • rick00001967
    Ontario, Canada858 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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  • Ashley A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Today we did the Mega Truck country ride and culture lunch. I did lots of research on what excursions I wanted to do. This one was amazing!!! We spent 5 hours discovering the beautiful DR, it was a very hot day but the breeze from driving in the open truck and the cold water and pop made this heat almost disappear. The best part was the guide Edwardo and the driver Wilmor , the guide Sexy Eddie was funny knowledgeable, spoke many languages and shared very real and useful facts about the land and the people. If you have ever been on the roads in the DR it can be a stressful experience but the driver Wilmore was an excellent driver and made us feel safe the entire trip. We are a family of 4 with 2 teens and have visited the Dominican many times, this was a new, fun and educational experience and I would highly recommend.
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • Erin W
    Kempton, PA25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Aracelis E
    Springfield, MA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly staff and very knowledgeable of the area. Marcelino was our tour guide. He and our driver made us feel comfortable and were attentive to our needs. The tour included a ride in the telesferico and surrounding areas, visit to a fortress, a chocolate factory, rum factory and the town of Puerto Plata. The cost of the tour was very good since it lasted more than 5 hours and we saw many things. They had beer, soda and water in the van for us. The only recommendation that I would give is to add a stop to a local restaurant since the tour lasted more than 5 hrs, and we did not eat anything during that time.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • Rita Travels
    San Francisco, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • 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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  • Kelly K
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked the Free Style Catamaran last minute and we had a blast. The bus ride was informative and the guides were amazing. The captain was friendly and interacted with everyone. The snorkeling was amazing and the lunch and drinks were great. We would rate this 10/10 and definitely recommend.
    Written June 10, 2024
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  • Bob g
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good, quick and simple trip. Very responsive on what’s app and this got it done well and organized swiftly. They also do snorkeling to the same spot
    Written April 25, 2024
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  • Xander G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great staff, very attentive, really appreciate their time and attention to my group. They made every effort to tend to people who fell of the atv
    Written January 17, 2022
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  • David A
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wanted to spend sometime off the resort so decided to go rafting. Rafted before in Ottawa Canada so familiar to rafting.

    The overall experience was fine.
    Price paid was okay.
    Bus driver was fine.
    Tour guide on bus was good and very informative during the trip.
    River guide on boat was alright.

    Breakfast and lunch at the rafting place was nothing special but was fine.

    Now the actually rafting was fun but a little short.....maybe two hours on the water. Very scenic but not very challenging if you have been rafting before. Very little paddling needed. You just let gravity take you down the river and over a few drops/waterfalls. Not very treacherous except you have to avoid all the rocks and boulders on the river. Unlike in Ottawa, the chances of flipping the raft and ending in the water is low.

    One warning, the bus ride to and from the river is long......2.5 hours each way so the event while only 2 hours on the water takes a whole day. If you just want to raft it's a LONG day. If you don't mind long bye drives to see the countryside and pass through the 2nd largest city Santo Domingo than it's okay.

    For the price paid I feel the excursion was worth it to try something fun off the resort but might not be for the experienced rafter or adrenaline junkie as there was no real danger or crazy Rapids.

    David

    Written January 22, 2020
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