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Best things to do in Taino Bay Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata’s beauty and attire is undeniable. Puerto Plata’s historical downtown, Victorian home style buildings, cable car and the San Felipe fortress are just some of its main cultural points of interest, whereas natural attractions such as Sosua, Cabarete, Punta Rucia and the Damajagua waterfalls represent what this destination has to offer.

Taino Bay is a world-class cruise terminal. Its recently built berthing positions allow the simultaneous docking of three vessels and the disembarking of up to 14,000 passengers. The facilities welcome the most important cruise lines in the world. This terminal consolidates Puerto Plata as one of the principal destinations in the Caribbean.

Taino Bay offers brand new touristic facilities which include retail spaces and gourmet experiences throughout the various restaurants and bars.

Taino Bay Port Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is better known for its Atlantic coastline with more than 60 miles (100km) of beaches, coastal villages and hotels.  The beach towns of Sosua and Cabarete, would famous for its windsurfing and kiteboarding, are less than half an hour away.  The popular Ocean World Adventure Park is on the outskirts of the city, about 20 minutes north of Taino Bay.  Damajagua Falls is just a 30 minute ride south.

Taino Bay Dominican Republic

The Caribbean’s newest destination, Taino Bay Cruise Center, is located in the Dominican Republic on the Bay of Puerto Plata in the country’s North Coast.The new facility represents one of the largest cruise industry investments ever made in the Dominican Republic. 

The project is designed to re-establish the Dominican Republic’s North Coast as a popular cruise destination.  The last cruise ship to call at Puerto Plata was nearly 30 years ago.

The new two-berth Taino Bay Cruise Center will be able to accommodate up to 8,000 cruise passengers and 2,000 crew members daily. 

A transportation hub allowing visitors easy access by land and sea to the surrounding destinations and attractions will be included, as well.

Taino Bay Map

Where is Taino Bay

Located in the province of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic’s north coast region, Taino Bay merges the historic colonial architecture with the modern contemporary amenities of the greatest ports in the world. Taino Bay encompasses 30 acres of waterfront property and will feature a welcome center with myriad of retail and entertainment. 

Taino Bay Excursions

Enjoy the perfect excursions brought to you. Your stay at Puerto Plata never felt so great!! Come and enjoy the adventure, get to know marvelous places and feel the landscape that this Caribbean island brings to you with the Taino Bay Excursions

1-Puerto Plata City Tour & Cable Car

Puerto Plata City Discover the diversity that the city of San Felipe de Puerto Plata has to offer. experience its colorful Victorian style Historic Center, full of culture and monuments: Amber Museum, House of Culture, San Felipe Cathedral, Callejón de Doña Blanca, umbrellas street, Chocolate Factory, Fort San Felipe, Ron Distillery, Artisan Cigar Factory, General Gregorio Luperón Museum. Enjoy its delicious cuisine and inspiring art.

Private Half-Day Tour of Puerto Plata with Guide

The sights of this historic city are simply stunning, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore and discover the endless charms of Puerto Plata City! Overview & What’s Included

112 Best Resorts in Puerto Plata

2-The 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua

Come and enjoy the 27 Pools of the Damajagua River Tour! Perched in the rolling hills of the Northern mountain range of the Dominican Republic, this is a natural treasure that you will not find on any other part of this world. Indeed, Mother Nature has produced 27 beautiful pools, carved by the limestone. Be ready to have fun!!!

Although the 27 waterfalls have existed for millennia they were only recently discovered by the outside world. Therefore, the first tourists began arriving at the Falls in 1994, and little by little, word got out about this amazing natural treasure and spawned a guiding industry for the local young men. Nevertheless, ten years later, nearly 50,000 tourists every year come to Rio Damajagua to enjoy what Dominicans have known about for centuries.

How to get to Damajaqua Waterfalls Puerto Plata

1-Puerto Plata City Tour & Cable Car

Puerto Plata City Discover the diversity that the city of San Felipe de Puerto Plata has to offer. experience its colorful Victorian style Historic Center, full of culture and monuments: Amber Museum, House of Culture, San Felipe Cathedral, Callejón de Doña Blanca, umbrellas street, Chocolate Factory, Fort San Felipe, Ron Distillery, Artisan Cigar Factory, General Gregorio Luperón Museum. Enjoy its delicious cuisine and inspiring art.

Private Half-Day Tour of Puerto Plata with Guide

The sights of this historic city are simply stunning, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore and discover the endless charms of Puerto Plata City! Overview & What’s Included

112 Best Resorts in Puerto Plata

2-The 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua

Come and enjoy the 27 Pools of the Damajagua River Tour! Perched in the rolling hills of the Northern mountain range of the Dominican Republic, this is a natural treasure that you will not find on any other part of this world. Indeed, Mother Nature has produced 27 beautiful pools, carved by the limestone. Be ready to have fun!!!

Although the 27 waterfalls have existed for millennia they were only recently discovered by the outside world. Therefore, the first tourists began arriving at the Falls in 1994, and little by little, word got out about this amazing natural treasure and spawned a guiding industry for the local young men. Nevertheless, ten years later, nearly 50,000 tourists every year come to Rio Damajagua to enjoy what Dominicans have known about for centuries.

How to get to Damajaqua Waterfalls Puerto Plata

3-Taino Bay Shore Excursion – ATV Adventure with Resort Beach

 A unique ATV experience that combines high-end, side-by-side seating, ATVs; a stop at a refreshing, spring-fed river pool and time to relax at an upscale beachresort. Combine the adventure of an ATV tour with some relaxation on the beach during this shore excursion from Amber Cove or the Taino Bay cruise port. With cruise port pickup and drop-off, this tour is a convenient option that eliminates the need to haggle over taxi fare. Your ATV tour is fully guided and instructed, taking you through hidden villages to a natural pool. Then head to the Playa Dorada resort beach for some time to relax.

Where to Stay in Puerto Plata

We recommend these resorts around Puerto Plata for the best experience, regardless of your budget:

  • BlueBay Villas Doradas: Blue Bay is an 18-plus all-inclusive resort perfect for couples and groups of friends. Guests enjoy the use of a private beach, with all necessary amenities provided for a day on the sand from seating to shade.
  • Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada: This five-star resort offers mid-range prices and all-inclusive plans. Breakfast is included for all guests, and the resort has pool and beach access, snorkeling, entertainment, a kids’ club, and spa.
  • Blue JackTar: This affordable all-inclusive resort has a beachfront location, friendly staff, bright rooms, and an outdoor pool.
  • Viva Wyndham V Heavens – All-Inclusive Resort fThis adults-only all-inclusive is a favorite for those looking for a low-key, relaxing tropical getaway.