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Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

1. Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, and then make your way by bus to the brilliant white sands of Punta Rucia, 67 kilometers east of Montechristi. Get amazing views of the countryside before you board a speedboat to cross to Cayo Arena.  Be welcomed by the turquoise waters and white sands of the paradise island. Go ashore to sink your toes in the sand and top up your tan. Marvel at the colorful marine life and coral gardens on an optional guided snorkeling tour, and enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks.  Navigate the thick mangrove forest of Monte Cristi National Park by speedboat, and look for the abundant wildlife in the lagoons and channels. Get a feel for island life at a local market before taking the speedboat back to the mainland.

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Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

2. Puerto Plata: Half-Day Damajagua Waterfalls Adventure

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosúa, or Cabarete, then heads out into the sprawling countryside to the municipality of Imbert. Take the winding road to the world-famous Damajagua Waterfalls where your epic adventure awaits. Nestled in the rolls hills of the Northern Corridor Mountain Range and behind the long stalks of sugar cane fields, lies a treasure unlike anywhere else in the world — a place where Mother Nature has crafted awe-inspiring pools etched from limestone for your enjoyment! Arrive at the entrance to the falls and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment for your adventure, then wander through the dense and luscious tropical jungle, marvelling at endemic plants and beautiful vegetation along the way. Cross the river to finally arrive at the waterfalls and take a moment to soak up this incredible feat of nature. Follow your guide as you visit the waterfalls one by one, and discover their unique characteristics and offerings as you slip, slide, and have some fun! When booking, you can choose between the option to slide down just 12 or all 27 waterfalls.

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Puerto Plata: Buggy, Zip Line, Waterfalls, and Lunch Combo

3. Puerto Plata: Buggy, Zip Line, Waterfalls, and Lunch Combo

Set off for a fun-filled day in the Dominican Republic. Get picked up from your hotel in a giant, 6x6 truck. Upon arrival at the local partner's base, hop aboard an all-terrain double buggy. Cruise along to discover secret beaches. Then, experience 7 of the exhilarating Damajagua Waterfalls, swimming and water-sliding your way into cool mountain lagoons. Adrenaline seekers can even rock jump into the pools. Then, fly high on canopy zip lines with the assistance of an experienced team. A ride down these long cables promises tropical views and more adrenaline rushes. After all the action, savor a delicious, homemade lunch with soft drinks and organic fruit from a local farm. Activity order may vary. A drivers' license is required for all buggy drivers.

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Cabarete: 2-Person Dominican Countryside Buggy Tour

4. Cabarete: 2-Person Dominican Countryside Buggy Tour

After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, you will be taken to the tour starting point which is just 30 minutes away from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Please remember to wear clothes that you are willing to throw away and sunglasses, as the road can be dusty, muddy, and wet. No License and no special skill are required. After a short briefing, your memorable off road adventure will start. All Buggies are safe and easy to drive. This is a half day full of fun for those looking for a tour to see the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic. Enjoy amazing scenery, muddy paths, and a picturesque beach.

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Santiago to Puerto Plata: One Way and Round Trip

5. Santiago to Puerto Plata: One Way and Round Trip

Save time and money and enjoy an efficient and comfortable transfer between  your accommodation in Santiago and your destination in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete. This transfer offers door-to-door service, knowledgeable drivers, and a reliable service. You will be met by our uniformed  driver for the comfortable drive to your hotel in one of our late-model air-conditioned vans. The shuttle ride to most local hotels should take no more than 2 hours, maybe less. Cocotours is one of the leading incoming tour operators in the Dominican Republic. Headquartered in Punta Cana with a branch office in Puerto Plata, we cover the whole country.

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4 Wheel Adventure

6. 4 Wheel Adventure

After being collected from your hotel in Playa Dorada, Sosua or Cabarete, you will be taken to the tour starting point which is just 30 minutes away from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Please remember to wear clothes that you are willing to throw away and sunglasses, as the road can be dusty, muddy, and wet. No License and no special skills are required. After a short briefing, your memorable off road adventure will start. All 4-wheel drives are safe and easy to drive. Experience the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic on this half-day tour. Enjoy amazing scenery, muddy paths, and a picturesque beach.

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Snorkeling Tour & Sosua Beach Day

7. Snorkeling Tour & Sosua Beach Day

Be collected from your accommodation by a taxi. Begin your tour at Sosua Bay, where crystal clear warm waters and a 1 km long sand beach welcome you. Before boarding the boat, a mask, fins, and inflatable snorkel vest will be provided. The guide will give you all the instructions needed for the snorkeling tour. The first snorkeling spot is at the Three Rocks and then you will head back to Sosua Bay for your second reef. After the snorkeling tour, a sun chair on Sosua Beach will be provided for you to relax, swim, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Sosua Beach offers a lot of shops, bars, and restaurants - you will have time for shopping, eating, and drinking (at your own expense).

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Samana: Whale Watching Tour

8. Samana: Whale Watching Tour

Every year from the middle of January until the end of March you are able to see Humpback Whales in Samana. Samana is considered one of the best places in the world for humpback whale watching. These beautiful and giant marine mammals, come out regularly to the surface to breathe, remain in apnea for about twenty minutes, but can remain underwater for up to forty minutes. Whales come to Samana to give birth due to their whalebone when born, only having a very thin layer of fat so cannot withstand the cold waters. At birth, the calf measures between three and a half and five meters and weighs a ton. After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua or Cabarete, make your way to Samana and enjoy the amazing views of the lovely Dominican landscapes. Departing from the dock in the town of Samana, a fast and secure boat will transport you in comfort, in search of whales. Next, you will head to Bacardi Island, also known as Cayo Levantado. On the island a delicious typical Dominican lunch will be served. After lunch and to complete your wonderful experience you will have the chance to enjoy the turquoise waters and white sand of Cayo Levantado. It is a very long day but really worth to visit.

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Puerto Plata: Zip Line, Horseback Riding, & Waterfall Combo

9. Puerto Plata: Zip Line, Horseback Riding, & Waterfall Combo

Start your full-day experience with hotel pickup in a special truck. On the way to the local partner's ranch, hear about the history of Puerto Plata and its surroundings. Upon arrival at the ranch, enjoy priority access to Damajagua Waterfalls. Your professional guides will take you through every step of the way, ensuring maximum fun, safety, and high-energy levels at all times. Continue your adventure by meeting your beautiful, trained horses at the ranch. Set off for 40 minutes of horseback riding with the assistance of guides. Prepare for incredible views along the way. Afterwards, get kitted out and climb up for some intense zip lining. Take in amazing, tropical views as you fly down six zip lines with the assistance of an experienced team. At the end of the day, recover some of your energy with a homemade Dominican lunch served by an exclusive, local chef. Please note that activity order may vary. No horseback-riding experience is necessary to participate.

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Puerto Plata Combo Experience: Zip-line + Horseback Riding

10. Puerto Plata Combo Experience: Zip-line + Horseback Riding

Prepare for incredible views with this exclusive and exciting zip lining adventure with a horseback ride through the lush Dominican countryside. A heart-pumping adrenaline ride awaits you on this exhilarating half-day excursion on the longest and highest cables on the north coast. Clip-on and get ready for seven dynamic cables over canopy treetops, across a river, tropical jungle, and spectacular views. Then go on a horseback ride, western style, with an experienced guide and trained horses through beautiful tropical fauna, rolling hillsides, and across a picturesque stream as you complete your half-day experience. No horseback riding expertise needed. Organic and delicious fruits and soft drinks will be provided to keep you hydrated along the way.

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