Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

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Cruising to Amber Cove

Sitting pretty on the picturesque north coast of the Dominican Republic is the Caribbean’s newest port of call, Amber Cove. Located in one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful cruising regions and neighbouring the popular resort destination of Puerto Plata, Amber Cove boasts stunning backdrops and landscapes with an excellent choice of excursions and things to see and do.

The idyllic location allows visitors to explore the white sandy beaches and culturally rich harbour towns of the Dominican’s north coast, with an array of exciting attractions including one of the region’s largest marine adventure parks. Pulling in to port, cruisers will be wowed by the arresting beauty of this alluring Caribbean paradise and will be greeted on shore by beautiful cobblestone plazas, magnificent mountains and rich green tropical scenery. Retail therapy is close at hand with a selection of shops, themed restaurants, bars and a charming local marketplace providing artisan goods and unique souvenirs.

Potential excursions from Amber Cove include horse riding on the beach, snorkelling in crystal clear waters, coffee and tobacco plantation visits, speedboat trips to neighbouring islands, rum tasting, 4x4 cross-country adventures and day trips to Puerto Plata.

The historical city of Puerto Plata which was discovered and designed by Christopher Columbus is rich in sea trade culture. History buffs and culture vultures will enjoy the 16th century San Felipe Fortress and learning all about this remarkable colonial city. Puerto Plata is a sought-after stop over for visiting tourists due to its idyllic beach resorts, exotic surrounds, eco-adventures, waterfalls, caves and endless activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Before you set sail for your next destination, be sure to stroll along Amber Cove’s three mile famous Malecon (jetty) to catch all the latest goings on, or pick up some clear local amber from which the cove was named.

Cruises visiting Amber Cove will often make essential stop offs to other tropical Caribbean ports including San Juan in Puerto Rico, Grand Turk, St Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.

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