Discover the north coast of Dominican Republic
The northern region of the Dominican Republic, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, offers visitors lush vegetation and several kilometers of beaches that have nothing to envy to those most famous of the south coast. The tropical climate tempered by trade winds made the Dominican Republic an attractive destination for your holidays or your travel throughout the year. A wide variety of activities can be practiced such as rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting, and there are also very good kitesurfing and windsurfing spots.
Less frequented by mass tourism, the north coast allows you to discover authentically Dominican Republic and its people.
Puerto Plata, the first town on the north coast, is famous for its unique collection of Victorian homes in the Dominican Republic, but also for its beach with a range of 11 km long. This city built between sea and mountain is also called “La Novia del Atlantico” (The Atlantic bride). To the west of the city, which stretches over 300km2, there is the San Felipe Castle built in 1540, and to the east a superb sandy beach. Puerto Plata region is also known as the “Amber Coast” because of its large deposit of this fossil resin.
The town of Sosua is an important touristic and commercial area. This is one of the most beautiful places of the North Coast. It provides with its bay, an exceptional panoramic view of beautiful white sand beaches lined with palm trees and almond trees. Sosua is also famous for its diving spots.
This former fishing village has become since the 80’s a renowned kitesurfing spot. International kite surfing and windsurfing competitions are held here every year, including the “Master of the Ocean“. In addition to its beautiful beaches that call for relaxing, diving and snorkelling are possible thanks to a coral reef near the city. Close to Cabarete, you will also discover a marine park and vast caves that are part of the “El Choco” National Park.
Rio San Juan
Rio San Juan is a small fishing village with typical Dominican atmosphere with its colorful houses. It is also the starting point for an excursion to the “Gri-Gri” Lagoon. Around, you can find beautiful white sand beaches with turquoise waters, such as Playa Caleton, Playa Preciosa or Playa Grande. Also in the Rio San Juan area, you will find one of the most majestic golf of the world: The Golf of Playa Grande.
The Samaná Peninsula
The Samana peninsula is 60 kilometers long and offers a variety of landscapes: mountains, tropical forests, bays and untouched beaches. Samaná Bay is known worldwide thanks to the passage of humpback whales that come each year to reproduce between January and March. It is also the starting point for tours in the “Haitises” National Park located in the south of the bay, one of the most renowned park in Dominican Republic.