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Visiting Puerto Plata for the first time Aug. 09...

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Visiting Puerto Plata for the first time Aug. 09...

Any helpful tips or suggestions related to packing essentials, must see spots or nightlife, things to be cautious of...etc..

My brother and I are staying at the Blue Bay and are in our 30's, if that helps any;o)

Hoping to learn a bit in advance from your experiences!! Any comments would be appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!!!

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1. Re: Visiting Puerto Plata for the first time Aug. 09...

Hello

You will have a great time at the Blue Bay - it is Adults Only and has recently won a number of awards.

As to what to bring, luckily there are some previous posts with lists of what people found essentials.

Trips out are a matter of taste but I can recommend visitng the rum factory - just down the road and the cable car in PP.

Have a wonderful holiday.

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2. Re: Visiting Puerto Plata for the first time Aug. 09...

do the dune buggies but make sure you do this with your reps as some of the beach sellers take you road driving

its great fun and mucky especially in the wet or after rain

coco bongos night club is good so is hemmingways on a night and its only a short walk to them from blue bay

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3. Re: Visiting Puerto Plata for the first time Aug. 09...

You might want to check out these sites:

Mels www.mel-tour.com

Ocean world www.oceanworld.net

isairatours: http://www.isairatours.com

Columbus water park http://www.columbusaguaparque.com/

iquana mama http://www.iguanamama.com/

outback safari http://www.outbacksafari.com.do/

Zip line www.yasikaadventures.com

You should also explore a little. Do not listen to the reps that tell you it is dangerous to leave the complex with out one of their tours (they are trying to sell you something). Take a cab and spend a day in Sosua on the beach. Lots of shopping and restaurants as well as a very nice beach with snorkling available. You might also want to spend some time in Cabarete (5 miles east of Sosua) with a beautiful long beach. Lots of kite surfing, wind surfing and swiming. The beach is lined with lots of restaurants that at night put thier tables out on the beach. Later in the evening many become discos/clubs. You will find a younger crowd in Cabarete (20-50) then in Playa Dorada or even Sosua.

Have a great trip.

BObK

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4. Re: Visiting Puerto Plata for the first time Aug. 09...

Thank you all, so far...after I posted this I began to search around and found other related posts;o)

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