Discover what the lovely city of Puerto Plata has to offer. Learn some history while visiting the Fort San Felipe, the Neptune Statue, and the Parque Independencia. Then relax at the famous "Golden Beach" and enjoy the facilities of the Hotel Blue Jack Tar!
This Amber Cove Sightseeing and Beach Excursion start at the cruise center's main gate in Amber Cove. Your local Dominican Republic shore excursion guide will be waiting for you and will then show you to your comfortable air-conditioned transportation. Your first photo stop will be at Fort San Felipe, which is also known as El Morro de San Felipe. Commissioned by King Felipe II of Spain in 1564 it wasn't completed until 1577. Its strategic location helped to guard the entrance to the city's seaport for hundreds of years.
Next, you'll stop for views and photos of the famed Neptune Statue which is situated on a small island just off the coast. Although quite impressive now, this statue has seen its share of woes. The 22 ft. bronze sculpture has been hacked for valuable metal, toppled over several times, and finally hacked to bits. However, the Islanders have a true love for their guardian of the sea and it was returned to its full glory and now, with the support of 3 cables, once again rules the sea.
Your next sightseeing excursion stop will be at the Parque Independencia, which is the center of town. With churches, gazebos, scattered benches, and local music often playing, it is a true taste of Puerto Plata.
Finally, you will be taken to Playa Dorado, known as the "Golden Beach" of Puerto Plata, which is located near the famous Hotel Blue JackTar, where a welcome drink awaits you. The ambiance is strictly tropical and friendly and boasts lovely beaches and surroundings. Take a stroll, take a dip, it's your choice.
Your guide, as always, will inform you of the beach and resort activities available to you. You are welcome to purchase food and drinks from the hotel bar. You may use the lounge chair and other use of facilities including complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
After a great sightseeing excursion and beach resort day pass in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic you will be returned to your Amber Cove Puerto Plata cruise ship terminal!
What a great Amber Cove shore excursion day pass to introduce the lovely city of Puerto Plata. Air-conditioned comfort with several sightseeing stops Fort San Felipe, the Neptune Statue, and the Parque Independencia with a final stop at what's known as "Golden Beach" where you can enjoy some of the best relaxing times at the famous Blue JackTar Beach Resort!