Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
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Approximately 5¼ Hours
Head to the historically and culturally rich city of Puerto Plata. This is your opportunity to walk through the city's center, learn about the colorful Victorian-style architecture and see the local Plastic Artists' Art Galleries.
At the rum factory -- one of the most popular rum distilleries -- you will learn about this liquor that comes from sugar cane. Next, visit one of the most beautiful restored Victorian houses in town, Gregorio Luperon Museum, for a close look at items of the time, including suites, furniture and pictures that tell the history of the former President of the Dominican Republic, General Georgio Luperon.
Your journey continues along the malecón (waterfront) to see the San Felipe Fortress. Built in 1564, the fort was intended to protect the city from pirate activity.
Stroll to various art galleries, shops and the San Felipe Cathedral at Independence Square.
Taste fresh tropical coconut water -- the beverage taking the world by storm -- and enjoy lunch in a house that used to be the home of the famous plastic artist Rafy Vasquez, nowadays a local restaurant surrounded by a beautiful garden.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour does not operate on weekends or holidays.