Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata is the main city on the D.R.'s north coast and was named by Christopher Columbus when he explored the area in 1493. The harbor is guarded by Fortaleza San Felipe, one of the oldest forts in the New World. Some parts of the town are a little ramshackle but in other areas Victorian houses have been nicely renovated so the center part of town including the Parque Central and cathedral are pleasant to stroll through.
I decided to spend the night at Villa Carolina, a hotel ...
... at a little roadside comedor.
Maybe I picked the lunch offerings from the pots and pans lined up, but the
goodies all tasted freshly prepared – Bacalao (salt cod) salad, Cangrejo
(crabmeat), Albondigas de Pescado (deep fried fish balls), sautéed cheese, and
two starchy bananas, a breakfast seafood feast!
There were numerous pretty beaches along the way including
Playa Grande, which has something rare for ...
... sharing are not
something they seem to grasp. Even with the older kids, it was difficult to
pass out markers or scissors for a table. Everyone wanted their own and even if
they were not using a marker, they would hold it in their hands, unwilling to
let someone else use it. My first thought was that I could not imagine a world
where you have to hold so tight to that which you feel is yours, because it
might be taken away. But then I realized, I can ...
... so we put up the big yellow beastie and headed straight for the destination, our next 10 hours we did over 70 miles and arrived in the Dominican republic at 11pm having completed about 390 miles in 65 hours. We moored at Ocean world marina and the navy came onboard immediately, they were very polite and left quickly, we had a few beers and went to sleep,
20/3 I went and checked in, a pleasant and quick operation, the marina then took us in a buggy round ...
Today was fairly sunny for the most part. The clouds rolled in during the late afternoon, but not after we got in some good sun time.
We got up at 7:30 and went to eat breakfast at The Pearl. The food was decent. As long as I have some fresh fruit, bread and coffee, I'm good. Juan Carlos (not really his name), the time share guy who checked us in yesterday, hunted us down ...
Other places to stay in Puerto Plata
Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata | 3 star hotelfrom $115
Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata | 5 star hotelfrom $288
- Beautiful, relaxing but out of place
- Excellent Hotel
- LOVED IT!!
Corfresi Beach #2, Puerto Plata | Hotelfrom $188