Karisma Villas Del Mar
Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... 3 Canadians and one American were joined by the pastor's wife Rosa and his three sons Chris, Jeremy and Roderick. We had a great time splashing around in the water, building sandcastle and covering each other in sand an making each other into serinas (mermaids). We also enjoyed some refreshing Pineapple drinks as we soaked up the sun.
On Sunday we went to church at TEARS School. Even though ...
Spent the morning at the Centro Leon Museum in Santiago.
The three exhibits focused on the anthropological aspects of the Dominican culture, some of the country's art, as well as a photography exhibit by the acclaimed Dominican photographer, Apeco.
Here are some pictures we ...
... and always willing to offer a "Hola" as you pass by. The people in the markets were also kind, informative and not pushy.
We have also gotten to know our guides and learn more Spanish from them. It's encouraging to see their heart for the TEARS Ministry and how they enjoy serving. I look forward to hearing more of their stories.
So far the Dominican has been full of colourful surprises and facinating history.
Until next time
... sun and refreshments.
That night we ate at a "typical" Dominican style restaurant, El Pilon, which had pretty amazing food. Atlantic red snapper ceviche, grilled steak tampica with rice and beans, and dulce de coco (coconut stewed in milk) for dessert. Naturally, that night we took full advantage of the all-inclusive experience, and spent the majority of the time hanging with the local bartenders at a few of the resort watering holes.
The weather ...
... was the only tour I could get away with napping. After they gave us delicious snacks and these alarm clock/thermometers things. I spent the whole afternoon working on our group project that we need to present tomorrow. My group did a blog. I’ll post it on Facebook, so you can actually see that I did learn something while I was here. I also packed both of my bags. I left out ...
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
Av. Manolo Tavares Justo #78 , Puerto Plata | Hotelfrom $60