Situated just a short 5 minutes away from the resort destination of Puerto Plata on the island of Dominican Republic, is Amber Cove.
The port dates back to Columbus who discovered Puerto Plata during the 1490's when it became a stop for traders traveling between Europe and the Caribbean islands. Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic is a brand new modern cruise ship port of call to explore, having begun operations in the late summer of 2015. The San Felipe Fort is one of the oldest military colonial period fortresses in the area. Although the immediate Amber Cove Puerto Plata cruise port area is brand new, Puerto Plata itself has been popular since the 1970's for international tourism and continues to grow still.
There are many things to do and cruise shore excursions when you reach Amber Cove. For families, there is the nearby Ocean World, a marine adventure park. This park not only includes a marina for yachts but also facilities to swim with dolphins, observe exotic birds and Malayan tigers. Check out our great options for Amber Cove Excursions and Shore Excursions in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic!
Nature lovers will enjoy a fascinating Amber Cove Excursions to the waterfalls of Rio Damajagua where there are pristine natural river pools etched out of limestone. Read more about the fun with our Amber Cove Puerto Plata Damajagua Park Waterfalls Excursion. Take our Amber Cove Puerto Plata Countryside Horseback Riding Excursion along an idyllic Caribbean beach with our Amber Cove Puerto Plata Cabarete Beach Break Excursion or venture off the beaten path on a 4x4 buggy along off-road twisting trails or take a speedboat shore excursion to Paradise Island, there is something for everyone.
For culture Amber Cove cruise excursion lovers and those looking to see fascinating architecture, Amber Cove is home to stunning Victorian architecture shown in residential houses. There is a recently restored Cast Iron Lighthouse built originally in 1879. Explore picturesque coffee plantations or sample rum, local cuisine and tropical island fruits - heighten your sense of taste and smell. Enjoy a visit to the nearby Amber Museum, a major tourist and Amber Cove Dominican Republic Shore Excursion attraction. There is also an aerial tramway where you can ascend to 2'600ft (793m) to the top of Pico Isabel de Torres. This is the highest point of Amber Cove and Puerto Plata and has a botanical garden and a replica of Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro for great photo opportunities.
Fun fact: Amber Cove's aerial tramway is the only one in the Caribbean.
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