Playa Dorada, or, “Golden Beach” as it is more commonly referred to in the Dominican Republic, is a stunning oceanfront adventure that stretches 13-miles along the north shore. Nestled in the heart of Playa Dorada championship golf course, our resort thrives in the center of wildlife, while close to nearby opportunities to explore. Guests will have ample choices to make when it comes to top attractions and the active things to do around Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata. Partake in recreational activities like water sports and ocean diving, or, explore the history of Playa Dorada by visiting our museums and partaking in cultural activities. No matter the reason for travel, guests will find their perfect nirvana here in the Dominican Republic.
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Playa Dorada Golf Course
Designed by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1978, this championship course is one of the finest in the Dominican Republic. In addition to its breathtaking natural beauty, the course provides a challenging test for players of all levels. The 18-hole, 6,730-yard, par-72 course features lush Caribbean tropical terrain, sloping hillsides, wide fairways and expansive sand bunkers. World-class amenities include a driving range, putting green, pro-shop, lockers and a clubhouse with an elegant bar and restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Playa Dorada Mall
From souvenirs to upscale gifts and clothing, Playa Dorada Plaza offers an abundance of shopping pleasures, including high-end boutiques, music stores, locally produced handicrafts and fine art, Dominican cigars (a great selection of “puros”), fine leather goods, Dominican Coffee, rum, amber, larimar jewelry and more.
Puerto PlaTa Downtown
Set between a majestic mountain and the ocean, this dynamic beach city, the oldest on the north coast, is once again thriving with history, attractions and world-class recreation. From the gleaming central Parque Independencia to the Malecón, beautifully restored mansions, eclectic shopping and restaurants, and a brand-new amphitheatre for concerts and live performances, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to ride the cable car up the mountain for stunning panoramic views of the city and sea.
Puerto Plata Cable Car Isabel De Torres Mountain
Ride a cable car 2,700 feet up Mount Isabel de Torres to take in staggering views of the city and explore the botanical garden plus a fort built by Trujillo in 1942 when the Dominican Republic declared war on Germany. While you’re here, check out the “Cristo Redentor,” a statue of Christ with outstretched arms similar to the statue in Río de Janeiro.
Ocean World Adventure Park & Marina
Be sure to visit the best entertainment complex in the Caribbean! Swim with dolphins, mingle with friendly sea lions or have a safe, supervised shark and stingray encounter. Once the sun sets, adult-friendly nightlife pleasures include dinner and theater shows, a casino and a disco.
27 Charcos Damajagua
Experience the best eco adventure in the Dominican Republic. Tucked into the majestic hills of the Cordillera Central mountain range and behind acres of sugar cane fields are twenty-seven breathtaking limestone pools that have enchanted generations of swimmers and hikers intrepid enough to make the journey.
Cayo Arena/Paradise Island
Once you reach this spectacular little island, you will agree that it was well worth the hour-long drive from Puerto Plata. With a soft white sand beach encircled by tropical seas, Cayo Arena is a picture perfect spot for snorkeling, scuba diving or simply lounging on the shore.
Located only 25 minutes from Playa Dorada, the sheltered, crystalline waters of Sosúa Bay offer world-class conditions for scuba divers of all skill levels. The Bay has 12 sites ranging in depth from 10 to 30 meters (32 to 100 feet).
Enjoy a more relaxed pace of life in this intimate, laid-back Caribbean beach village. With its charming, hip ambience and eclectic shops, restaurants and bars, Cabarete offers a quiet alternative to the more bustling tourist spots in the Dominican Republic.
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