The North Coast of the Dominican Republic is a hugely diverse destination, containing 25 different climatic zones! This stretch, known as the Amber Coast, has the highest concentration of tourist beaches, resort, facilities and things to do in the Dominican Republic, making it the ideal holiday destination for those looking for an exotic, active beach holiday. There is such a huge wealth of activities and entertainment that it would be impossible to mention it all in anything less that a full travel guide to the Dominican Republic.
The North Coast of the Dominican Republic is a playground for adventurous travellers. Taking self catering accommodation on the Dominican Republic’s North Coast allows you to investigate the National Parks, mangrove forests, scrubland and low mountain forests of the North Coast on the back of a horse, a mountain bike or on foot. There are marked trails as well as a number of guided walks, cave tours, horse-back trails and dirt bike tracks to explore whilst on the island, showing you some of the amazing, hidden treasures of the countries mainland.
The waters of the Caribbean are one of the biggest attractions for those taking accommodation on the Dominican Republic’s North Coast. The beautiful beaches will take up much of your holidays, but the warm, clear waters of the sea offer a huge amount of the Dominican Republic’s entertainment too. Pick from the opportunity to go kite boarding, windsurfing, surfing or body boarding, scuba diving or wake boarding from some of the best schools world wide.
Las Terranas is a newly build, luxury resort on the Samuana Peninsula. The peninsula has a real Caribbean flavour, and is the best place on the island to go whale watching as around 10,000 humpback whales migrate here to give birth to a new generation.
Puerto Plata is an excellent resort in the heart of the Amber Coast, situated right on the back of one of the nicest beaches that the Dominican Republic has to offer. There are many fine restaurants, excellent shopping, a stunning golf course and access to some of the best dive sites surrounding the island.
Playa Cofresi is an exclusive little town on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, set on a glorious beach which sweeps around the inside of a small bay, bracketed by dramatic mountain peaks. Taking Dominican Republic accommodation here means that you can not only enjoy the beautiful beach but you also have unrivalled access to the huge Ocean World & Water Park, which has the largest Dolphin lagoon and shark interaction tank in the world.
Cabarete is the ultimate active beach resort. It offers a huge variety of water sports, unrivalled by any other resort. It has a very young atmosphere, and as a result, the nightlife is some of the best in the country. Water sport enthusiasts will be particularly happy in Dominican Republic accommodation here.
The North Coast of the Dominican Republic have a steady, year round climate, averaging around 25°C all year round, varying by just a few degrees from January until July, meaning that you can always take a self catering Dominican Republic villa or apartment safe in the knowledge that the weather will be good.
Puerto Plata (POP) has its own airport, which receives daily flights direct from the majority of North American cities. British Airways have the greatest range of flights direct to the Dominican Republic.