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A shot of a dolphin swimming upright in the surf.

Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

Located on the Dominican Republic's north coast, the port of Amber Cove, near Puerto Plata, is a new phenomenon. Built in 2015, the area was fashioned as an homage to the country’s colonial architecture and features restaurants, bars and shops, as well as an activity center, a pool and cabanas. But it’s the neighboring region, known as the Amber Coast for its plethora of the semiprecious stone, that’s this port’s true draw. Along with golden-sand beaches and dramatic cliffs, there's the city of Puerto Plata, one of the Caribbean’s oldest, founded in the early 1500s. Another nearby option is Santiago de los Caballeros, known locally as simply Santiago, about an hour's drive from the port. The second-largest city in the Dominican Republic, it is home to excellent museums, historic buildings and cigar and rum makers.


Top 3: Things To See

1 Fortaleza San Felipe The Fortaleza San Felipe was constructed in the 16th century.
2 Ocean World Ocean World offers opportunities to swim with dolphins.


Teleférico Take this gondola to the top of Pico Isabel de Torres for stunning views.
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