A very common question from clients is: What else is there to do in the area besides the amazing girls of Blue Paradise? Here is a small list of fun activities you can do when you aren’t busy with the ladies!
OCEAN WORLD ADVENTURE PARK– Ocean World takes visitors up close and personal with the ocean’s majestic inhabitants, like dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, tropical birds, sharks and more. The entertainment complex offers visitors a once in a lifetime experience. Adjacent to the marina is Ocean World Casino. The four-story building immerses visitors into a different atmosphere, from five-star dining, to live music, to gaming, to spectacular ocean views, to cocktail lounges.
SHOPPING – When you travel there will always be time to shop around for some amber, larimar, cigars, or good Dominican rum. For these purposes, there’s no other place better than Playa Dorada Plaza: a two-story shopping center with boutiques, a perfumery, jewelry and liquor stores, gift shops, art galleries, cigars, photographs, books and magazines. Playa Dorada Plaza also features restaurants, pizzerias, Internet and call centers, banks, three movie theaters, discotheque and cafes. Beach towns like Sosúa and Cabarete of the North Coast are well known for quaint little shops selling Dominican souvenirs, from beachwear to arts and crafts.
MARINAS – Approximately 25,000 boats cruise along the North Coast, the main route between Florida and Venezuela. Therefore, Puerto Plata features several marinas to suit every need. Ocean World Marina is the first full-service marina you will find between the heavily traveled Florida/Bahamas area and the Puerto Rico/eastern Caribbean region. Marina luperón has 200 slips for yachts from 30 to 80 feet (9 to 24 meters) lOA and an additional seven for those over 100 feet (30 meters) lOA. Puerto Blanco Marina, located west of Puerto Plata in luperón, is a fully enclosed marina with the ability to moor 200 yachts with drafts up to 8 feet (2.4 meters).
BRUGAL RUM FACTORY TOUR – Dominican Republic is famous for its rum and Puerto Plata is the location for the Brugal Rum Factory. This rum is created completely from Dominican hands, sugar cane and distilled and aged inside the country – ensuring a truly Dominican flavor. No wonder it is a favorite of many Dominicans. Tours are offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
PLAYA DORADA GOLF CLUB – legendary golf-course architect Robert Trent jones Sr. designed the Playa Dorada Golf Club, which opened in 1976. jones’ beautiful creation is located in the popular Playa Dorada Resort Complex in Puerto Plata and is situated among a dozen hotels in the eco-friendly region. The relatively flat Playa Dorada Golf Club is known for its outstanding conditioning and exceptional greens.
NIGHTLIFE – The north coast nightlife ranges from lively salsa clubs to local bars full of locals and visitors dancing to sultry merengue music. In addition, the majority of the resorts will have evening shows with dancing, singing, costumed performers, Merengue lessons, karaoke, beauty pageants and more. Blue Paradise has VIP status in many popular clubs. Just ask us!
WINDSURFING – Windsurfing made Cabarete famous. The relatively flat water in the bay combined with fairly constant trade winds and thermals make Cabarete an ideal spot for the sport. It is regularly home to international competitions.
SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKELING – Scuba Diving and Snorkeling takes place in Sosua, the next town west of Cabarete and about a 10-minute cab ride. The bay is very sheltered from the Alantic winds so the water is normally calm with little current and excellent visibility. There is a range of sites from easy shallow dives to deep dives including the Zingara wreck which is at 36m.