Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic Cruise Port

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Ok, Amber Cove has its pros and cons. I have cruised to Puerto Plata many years ago back when the ships actually docked in Puerto Plata and now I have been to Amber Cove. When visiting Amber Cove, you may stay at port and have a great time at the pool area and shops, all hassle free. Now if you feel comfortable about getting out and seeing the true town of Puerto Plata, take a taxi into town. Your taxi driver turns into a tour guide all in one. They will take you on a tour of the town that consists of the Amber museum, walk you down town to the center and let you go into a church where they talk about the history and a gift store that has everything but beware of the owner, he will watch over you as if your stealing from him but I just told him that I can shop myself or I’m leaving with nothing. He backed off. Than we went to the fort, beautiful area for photos. Than we went to a so called resort / bar on the beach. You can swim eat drink until you are ready to go back to port. All of this was about 20.00 dollars a person. I would suggest that you go as a group and stay as a group. Well worth it in my opinion. We still had plenty of time to shop at port as well.


First time visiting Amber Cove and I fell in love. The port is super clean and new. We wanted to go to the water falls. Carnival excursions were a little on the high end, so we decided to talk to a taxi driver negotiate our price for a party of 10, to take us to the water falls and at the water falls we paid the entrance fee ($12.00 per person). With the $12 purchase that includes, helmet, life vest and two tour guides. There are a total of 12 water falls, but due to the limited time we were only able to do 7 water falls out of the 12. Once the hiking is done (it took a good hour and 1/2 to climb/hike), but once you jump in the water, you quickly know it was all worth the climb/hiking. There are natural slides with in the waterfalls, you jump off cliffs and the tour guides tell you were to jump. We have been to Jamaica, Dominica and El Yunque at Puerto Rico, but this was different and extremely fun!

Visited: May 12, 2018

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I absolutely love DR. The port is very clean and safe with plenty of FREE options such as a water park with a large pool, slides, restaurant, bar, and rentals. Everyone that we encountered was extremely friendly. I can't wait to go back!


This was my favorite excursion of all time. ATV’ing in hills, bumps, water, and the beach. Great views, great guides (Bernardo, Wow, and Jefe), and great time. The topper was visiting Tia Trina for some coffee, mangos, and quenepas. I would do this every year if my wife let me. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality!


Amber Cove was by far our favorite. We decided to do the Waterfalls of Damajagua excursion and were thrilled that we did! The port is beautiful and the pool looked very nice. Would not reccommend leaving the port on your own, it is very different than what you see once you step off the ship. The excursion was unreal. The guides were funny and friendly and the views were gorgeous! We hiked up about 40 minutes with breaks and water in between, then made it to the first jump. I was very scared but the guides were nice and calm and assured me that I’d be just fine. Got great pictures and videos and bought the whole USB port for $55 so I had every shot and video taken. The food by the port smelt great but we wanted to get Guy’s burgers when we got back on the ship so we waited.

Visited: Jun 25, 2018

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