Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... with an elevation of 2,600 feet just inland from the city, is Puerto Plata’s main attraction. I had a great clear morning for it, apparently unusual since the peak is often shrouded in mist. There’s a small botanical garden and a mini version of Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue on top, as well as great views of Puerto Plata, the north coast and the Cordillera Septentrional mountain range. They claim it’s the only "teleferico" cable car ride anywhere in the ...
... 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