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“Port Stop to a Great Adventure!”
Review of Amber Cove

Amber Cove
Ranked #12 of 73 things to do in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Amber Cove is a new cruise port stop located in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The port is beautifully done with nice gift shops and welcoming committee of typical dominican musicians playing merengue and tipico. If you have an excursion booked be sure to go to the right excursion since all the companies are gathered in one spot and could be a little confusing.

3  Thank Diana C
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Carnival Cruise Line has a stop in Amber Cove, Puerta Plata, I would highly recommend taking a Carnival excursion or hang out at the port at the Amber Cove Aquatic Park. This was very nice and only charge was for food and drinks and if you wanted to use the Zip line it was 20$ for the day.

If you wanted to take a taxicab to any local beach, prepare to pay a fortune each way!! Sad for the Dominican people, many cruisers stayed at the port!!!

13  Thank tpd172
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Our visit was prompted because this was one of the places that Carnival docked and should be reiterated that it's actually at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Amber Cove is just what they call the port.

Anyhow, I would say overall the island is beautiful. We drove around the City, visited a local beach that was awesomely gorgeous! I would highly recommend getting a taxi if you're like us - a family with kids that are toddler and a seven year old- because it was impossible for us to book any excursions with hiking, zip lining or see their falls. The rate was $50 for a car -sedan and $75 for a mini van. And we drove around for 4.5 hours!! Not bad right? The driver took us to the beach, to the City, beach and the $50 included the waiting time. That's why we didn't have a problem tipping him $20! And it was just our family in the car. If we had booked through the cruise line, it would have cost us $50 each! Plus we would be with a ton of other people in a bus! This was perfect & inexpensive!

I also suggest that if you are to book excursions, get out of the Amber Cove terminal past their duty free because the people inside there are still Carnival's! Or better yet, search for Puerto Plata excursions in advance and get a taxi to take u because it's a third of the cost!

27  Thank ToneeTones
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a 6 night cruise with Amber Cove being one of the Ports. I must say the island is absolutely beautiful. Many shops to choose from and a good thing is you don't have a lot of the locals begging you to buy things. Of course I didnt see much of the island but the island from the port is absolutely georgous.

4  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a gated tourist stop that has been beautifully created - BUT - THERE IS NO SHADE except in the restaurant/bar (loud music) or the VIP area and THEY CHARGE $20.00 U.S. FOR AN UMBRELLA!!! There is NO ACCESS TO THE BEACH less you pay for a cabana or take a taxi to town (not cheap). Food and drinks are expensive and you can see the ship where your food and drink are pre-paid. Many were enjoying the pool - which meant it was CROWDED. I hope they fix these problems, because it could be A LOT better.

10  Thank geoff j
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