Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
Flavors & Traditions of Puerto Plata: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine
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Approximately 5¾ Hours
Puerto Plata’s historical importance derives from its role in the first decade following the discovery of the Americas.
Pass the most famous landmarks of Puerto Plata with a drive along the malecón (waterfront) to see the San Felipe Fortress. Built in 1564, the fort was intended to protect the city from pirate activity.
You will also pass the San Felipe Cathedral and Independence Square
At Hacienda Atalaya, walk along pathway through plantations of different kind of local fruits -- cacao, pineapple, papaya, bananas, lemons, oranges, coconut and tamarind, as well as a variety of aromatic herbs plants.
Learn about process of growing Dominican cacao, including the origin, variety, pests, risks and agricultural technology of cultivation.
Before leaving the ranch, enjoy a delicious drink made from Dominican cacao.
Re-board your transportation and head to a typical Dominican lunch at a local restaurant with beautiful views of the ocean.