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A small malecon

I was pleasantly surprised that this roadway was so clean, as I saw plenty of trash in the northern... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
It's Very Nice!

This is a road alongside the shore, and it really is a vey nice beach, plenty of craft and food... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Dave C
Alexandria, Virginia
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Malecon, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

I was pleasantly surprised that this roadway was so clean, as I saw plenty of trash in the northern D.R. The drive is attractive, and of course you can see the beach and sea on one side. It's a nice way to pass through Puerto...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is a road alongside the shore, and it really is a vey nice beach, plenty of craft and food vendors. Police and military acting as police are everywhere, so quite safe. I want as part of a tour and would not have gone otherwise,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We drove all through town and along the waterfront during a city tour that we did as an excursion with Carnival. Saw lots of true culture of the island, fisherman and the statue off shore and the Fort San Felipe which was interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Booked a Puerto Plata and cable car tour. One part was stopping here for lunch. Architecture and church are beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

was interesting and secure by the police, you can visiting and buy souvenir, but deal with them and be carefull about cigar office.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Stephane L
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Gingerbread Victorian wood carvings highlight this old structure. Unusual for this area.This not a destination but included in the Plaza stop on a tour of historical Puerto Plaza.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Russell F
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Mystic View in the atmosphere. It’s a fantastic panoramic view of the coast from the top of Central Mountain! The price to take the Teleférico is very affordable for tourist! Puerto Plata has many interesting Natural Sights and Amazing Beaches with Clear water and white...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Profeta Alina P
Reviewed 20 June 2018

There is some beautiful architecture in Puerto Plata, it is a pity that some of the buildings are however poorly taken care of. All in all, the energy of the place to me was not a very welcoming, pleasant or vibrant one, but rather a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank carrievdk
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Informative and beautiful ..comfortable bus ride and delicious lunch .. Lots of walking take bottled water with you OR stop at one of the many cafes .. Great day !!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We originally wanted to go to Big Lee's for lunch on our outing day. But when we arrived we realized that the building actually had BigLee's on one side and Lucy's on the other. We met a fellow Canadian sitting on the deck with her...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Marcia R
18 January 2017|
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Response from Pclarkey | Reviewed this property |
it's more of a afternoon walk. with bars pitched along the oceanfront. depending on the time of year and specific location of the malecon the beach can be absolutely beautifull. I can recommend big less beach bar for a place... More
Terri R
27 April 2016|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
The Malecon is on the eastern end of Puerto Plata. Best to hire a taxi to take you. It is about a 20 min. drive - you will pass through the City - it will depend which route you want to take - a reputable cabbie will give... More
19 January 2016|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
As with any country or destination, you must be careful and aware of your location. I would not carry large amounts of money, cameras, expensive jewellery etc. In most cases you would likely hire a taxi or do a tour booked... More