Puerto Plata & The North Coast Accommodations
[ The City of Puerto Plata Costambar, Cofresí, and Luperón Sosúa Cabarete ]
The City of Puerto Plata
The North Coast is the center of a third of the nation's hotel rooms, or more than 17,000. At the heart of this region, the city of Puerto Plata curves around the base of towering Mt. Isabel de Torres, whose pinnacle can be reached by an electrified sky lift system called the teleférico. A manicured botanical garden dominated by an illuminated statue of Christ - a scaled-down version of the one in Rio de Janeiro - crowns its summit. More adventurous types can reach the summit on foot. The charm of Puerto Plata, the largest city on the North Coast, is enhanced by the extent and variety of its Victorian architecture, unrivaled by any other Dominican city. Stylistically, the gingerbread motifs, wooden 'lace' filigree, and pastel colors of its houses and public buildings convey the romantic aura of an earlier time, but functionally they house a tourist-oriented city's businesses, offices, shops, bars, restaurants and clubs. History is also preserved here in the imposing San Felipe Fort, built by the Spaniards in the 16th century as protection against seaborne invaders. The fort, which was used as a prison until the 1960's, now houses a fine museum that documents its interesting history. Visitors strolling the city's picturesque streets will also want to take time to see Puerto Plata's extraordinary Amber Museum, the Brugal rum factory, and stroll the length of the Malecón, the lively seaside boulevard. After you've fallen in love with the area, you'll definitely want to return.
Puerto Plata Hotels & Vacation Rentals:
Puerto Plata Timeshare Rentals can be found within such resorts as the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (which consists of three distinct properties) and the Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, both located directly on Cofresi Beach. The resorts offer a wide range of suite and villa options, recreational activities, dining opportunities and access to all the best that the Dominican Republic has to offer! Find a discounted timeshare rental at these fabulous resorts by browsing SellMyTimeshareNow.com, a by-owner website with a great variety to choose from.
Sunshine Hotel is located on the main street connecting Puerto Plata, Costambar, Sosúa, and Cabarete. Public transportation is accessible directly in front of the hotel and local supermarkets are just minutes away. Located within walking distance of several beaches, the Sunshine Hotel features guest rooms with private balconies, private showers with hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, security, and a popular restaurant, Mr. Luis.
Hotel Condado features a swimming pool, cable TV, air conditioning, and security. Located across the street from a local grocery store and only a short distance from the beach. Public transportation is easily accessible.
Hotel Castilla is located above the world-famous Sam's Bar & Grill and is only minutes away from historical sites, numerous restaurants, and popular nightclubs. Featuring rooms with both private and shared baths, ceiling fans, available cable TV, and email services, the Hotel Castilla is the economical choice for travelers from around the world.
Hotel Village features cable TV, air conditioning, 24 hour security, and a restaurant/bar. Large supermarket and several excellent restaurants are within walking distance. Located in a quiet residential area.
Hotel Victoriano is a three floor hotel located on a quiet side street in downtown Puerto Plata. Within walking distance of dozens of restaurants, the beach, bars, and nightclubs, this hotel has been featured in several travel guides. Rooms feature cable TV and air conditioning.
Puerto Plata Apartments offers a variety of beautiful apartments located in tranquil Torre Alta. Set amidst tropical gardens and a large pool area. Fully furnished and available for long or short-term rentals. Just minutes away from Playa Dorada!
Tropical House is well-equipped and fully furnished. Located across from Playa Dorada in the safe and quiet paradise of Munoz. Access to public transportation, laundry facilities, and a natural pool. Apartments available for short and long-term rentals.
The Aparta-Hotel Lomar is located directly on the Malecón, only minutes away from beautiful Long Beach. Several restaurant, bars, and nightclubs are within walking distance of the hotel. Featuring cable TV, air conditioning, security, and a lively bar area. Many rooms offer private balconies with oceanviews.
Hotel Montesilva is located on a quiet side street and features a swimming pool, cable TV, air conditioning, and security. Only minutes away from the Malecón, beach, public transportation, and supermarket.
The Portofino Guest House is set amidst lush landscaping in a quiet residential area. Located within walking distance of the Malecón, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Rooms feature cable TV and air conditioning. In addition to the popular Portofino Pizzeria, the property features a large custom designed pool area and a separate park for children.
Sofy's Bed & Breakfast is a three bedroom guest house located in a tranquil residential area only minutes away from the Malecón and downtown Puerto Plata. Rates include airport transfers and daily breakfast.
Larry's Apartments are an economical alternative to hotels and resorts. Apartments feature roof-top balcony, refrigerator, stove, private bath, and cable TV. Only three minutes from the beach! Rates include airport transfers.
Haciendas El Choco a beautiful 200-acre ranch converted into Caribbean country estates. Featuring two to five bedroom villas with private swimming pools and large palm thatched verandas. All villas have telephone, maid, garden, and pool services, as well as 24 hour security.
Costambar, Cofresí, and Luperón
To the West from Puerto Plata lie the oceanside towns of Costambar, Cofresí, and Luperón. Costambar is a quiet residential community much frequented by families with small children who are attracted by its long stretch of reef-protected beach. Cofresí is a fast-developing tourist area with several resorts fronting its own lovely beach. The simple fishing village of Luperón is not only a paradise for scuba divers and anglers, but the meticulous excavations at nearby La Isabela are attracting amateur and professional archaeologists curious to learn about the first European settlement in the Americas.
Costambar, Cofresí, and Luperón Hotels & Vacation Rentals:
Plaza Taina is a quiet, family-operated hotel located 300 feet from Cofresí beach. Featuring air conditioning, a swimming pool, small terrace, bar, and restaurant.
Casa Obear a fully staffed luxury villa in Costambar. Only footsteps from the beach, this four bedroom villa features beautiful ocean and mountain views, a private pool, and unlimited internet access for guests.
A little further east lies the charming village of Sosúa, with its totally unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere. Many would contend that Sosúa's crescent-shaped beach hugged by a sheltering cove bracketed by Los Charamicos to the West and El Batey to the East is the country's most applauded beach. Settled by Jewish refugees from Europe more than a half century ago, Sosúa has remained popular with European visitors, and its vibrant streets are punctuated with casual European-style open air restaurants, bars, and cafes. The nightlife is compelling here too, with discos jumping into the early morning hours.
Sosúa Hotels & Vacation Rentals:
Hotel Yaroa is a Dutch managed hotel in the heart of Sosúa. Located only minutes away from two of Sosúa's best beaches. Features a wonderful restaurant and bar, pool table, and large swimming pool.
Hotel Sosúa is the first hotel in Sosúa, located in the center of a residential area in a typical Dominican village. Situated only one hundred meters from the wonderful bay of Sosúa.
Hotel Don Andres a favorite with European tourists, featuring a large swimming pool and scuba lessons, and popular restaurant and bar. Only minutes away from the beach!
Sosúa by the Sea is located on the shore of Sosúas coast and right in the heart of the town, nestled on a beautiful beach, and only 10 minutes away from Puerto Platas International Airport.
Tropix Hotel is a fine European style hotel in the center of El Batey, Sosúa. Only 5 minutes from the beach and nightlife. Long-term rentals available.
Hotel Waterfront is a 30 room oceanfront hotel located at Sosúa Bay. Featuring a lively pool area, wonderful restaurant and bar, and spectacular sunset views every night.
Paraiso de Colon is located in the countryside, only 10 minutes away from beautiful Sosúa Bay. Featuring a huge swimming pool, cable TV, air conditioning, laundry facilities, Scuba lessons, and a gym & health spa.
Coco Hotel features a large swimming pool and 12 guest rooms. Located in the heart of Sosúa, numerous restaurants and discos are within walking distance.
The Amber Coast's windsurfing Mecca is Cabarete, just a 15-minute drive east from Sosúa. This windsurfer's paradise is situated on a strip of land between a bay and a lagoon. The prestigious Professional Windsurfing Association World Cup competitions have been held here, and an annual Cabarete Race Week brings the best of amateur competitors from around the world. Besides windsurfing, Cabarete offers body boarding, tennis, golf, mountain biking and horseback riding and serves as a point of departure for numerous ecotourism excursions.
Cabarete Hotels & Vacations Rentals:
Cabarete Surf Camp is only two minutes from the beach. Featuring surf lessons, a swimming pool, and apartments equipped with kitchens.
Hotel Punta Goleta offering a variety of dining and bed & breakfast options. Located less than two minutes from the beach, Hotel Punta Goleta features all the amenities you'd expect from a large resort.
Hotel Paraiso del Sol a four star resort also featuring bed & breakfast and half board options for the budget conscious traveler. This beachfront hotel offers two swimming pools and three restaurants.
Isla Verde Beach Hotel is situated only 700 meters the beach. Featuring 60 guest rooms, two swimming pools, and surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden Other hotels, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance.
Moon Light Villa located on its own private beach between Sosúa and Cabarete. Featuring deluxe villa suites, swimming pool and a unique Italian cuisine restaurant.
Sea Horse Ranch an exclusive living community located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Featuring numerous private vacation properties for long and short-term rental.
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