Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, known as the “Amber Coast”, is located on the northern coast of the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola and is home to beautiful stretches of pristine beaches, lush valleys, and verdant coastal mountains. Christopher Columbus described the island as “the fairest land under heaven”, so it’s no surprise that Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean.
RIU Hotels and Resorts offers 3 impressive all inclusive hotels located right on a ribbon of dazzling golden beaches in sunny Puerto Plata near the charming fishing village of Maimon. The 5 star Riu Bachata is enveloped by sprawling manicured gardens and provides stunning lookouts to the brilliant sea. Tucked away in peaceful seclusion, this gorgeous resort offers the perfect escape for families and couples. The 4 star plus Riu Merengue is the most popular of the RIU Puerto Plata resorts. Also offering breathtaking views of Maimon Bay, this idyllic village-style resort offers an array of activities and excellent amenities. Best of all, guests staying at either of these fine 24 hour all inclusive resorts can enjoy the added benefit of RIU’s “Stay at 1, Play at 2” program, which allows guest to enjoy the facilities of each of the neighbouring RIU resorts.
Puerto Plata’s enchanting landscapes and golden beaches are what really draw visitors to this spectacular vacation destination. Guests of the RIU resorts will revel in a plethora of land and sea sports such as a variety of group activities, tennis, swimming, and snorkelling. Amazing areas for scuba diving can be found near the resort to open up a whole new world of sea life discovery. Puerto Plata is also considered one of the best destinations in the world for wind surfing and kite boarding because of its ideal natural conditions. Golfers will delight in the amazing courses nearby such as the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Play Dorada, rated as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world.
Head off the resort to explore the many highlights, sights, and attractions of Puerto Plata. The Amber Museum (Museo de Ambar Dominicano), housed in a charming Victorian mansion, is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Featuring a stunning collection of amber pieces, visitors here will discover unique and rare specimens that have been perfectly preserved, some dating back about 25 – 40 million years ago. A cable car ride up Mount Isabel de Torres, a heavily fortified observation tower, provides unforgettable views of the city and surrounding area while the vibrant botanical gardens invites guests to discover the tropical flora and fauna found on the island. Children of all ages will delight in a visit to Ocean World, the largest entertainment complex in the country which includes a world class marina, aquarium, children’s park, and even a casino. Fort San Felipe, the oldest fort in the New World, is another popular attraction where visitors can learn a bit about the history of the island. A trip to Puerto Plata would not be complete without a visit to the Brugal Rum Factory to sample some delicious rum and learn about its production. If you’re looking to pick up some great cigars, enjoy a tour through the mountains to one of the cigar factories found in Santiago, the centre of the cigar industry.
RIU’s fantastic resorts in Puerto Plata offer the perfect base to explore the stunning area of Puerto Plata. Whether you are looking for an action-packed vacation filled with land and water sports, a relaxing beach vacation, or a romantic getaway in seclusion, Puerto Plata is the ideal vacation destination. Book your holiday with Signature Vacations and escape to the sun.