Shore Excursion Details

Sun, Sand And Shopping

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Sun, Sand And Shopping

DETAILS

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  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration

OVERVIEW

Watch artisans demonstrate how they make an array of local products and enjoy shopping for these signature items before relaxing on one of the area’s most beautiful beaches. You can expect to see premium cigars being hand-rolled from a blend of tobacco leaves, coffee beans being roasted and organic cocoa beans being processed for chocolate and to flavor other foods. You will also browse a museum devoted entirely to amber, an ancient hardened tree sap that is often used in jewelry. Similarly, larimar is a rare blue mineral only found in the Dominican Republic and it too is often incorporated into jewelry. Besides seeing how all of these raw products are hand-crafted into extraordinary merchandise, you will spend free time shopping in downtown Puerto Plata. And what better way to relax afterwards than by basking in the sun on a gorgeous stretch of beach and swimming in the sea.

HIGHLIGHTS

• See how local products such as cigars, coffee and chocolate are made from raw materials.
• Browse a museum full of amber products, including exquisite jewelry.
• Spend free time shopping in downtown Puerto Plata.
• Relax on one of the beaches that rims the city and swim in the sea if you like.


HELPFUL HINTS

• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Beach/Swimming

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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