Puerto Plata

San Felipe de Puerto Plata and Amber Cove, a Carnival Cruise Port

I spent only a few hours here but made the best of the situation by hiring a taxi tour guide who took me and a friend into Puerto Plata. Don't stay in Amber Cove, you'll miss out on all the fun! I have to come back to fully experience the nightlife. Hell, I just need to come back to fully experience the D.R. If you have time, go to the rum factory, the chocolate factory, and bathe in those Caribbean waters. Mas Macorix por favor!

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