EAT DRINK & BE MERRY
CABLE CAR IN PUERTO PLATA CITY
Our first stop is Puerto Plata’s spectacular TELEFERICO (the only CABLE CAR in the Caribbean) revealing incredibly panoramic ocean and city views as you ascend to the summit of Mount Isabel, 2,555 feet / 855 meters above sea level.
At the top of the mountain you’ll find beautiful tropical gardens and a statue of Christ the Redeemer (a smaller replica of the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and of course, the breathtaking views of Puerto Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. Duration approximately 60 minutes.
Please note, we reserve the right to drive up the mountain if there is a very long line up at the cable car or if the winds are too high.
After riding the cable car back down the mountain we re-board the bus and head to RON MACORIX HOUSE OF RUM! Here you'll learn the history of how rum became the most important export of the island, how it is made and aged and then, you’ll sample all the different flavors Macorix offers!
Ask for seconds of the ones you like best!
From Macorix we'll head to Fortaleza San Felipe for a quick look around before heading to a vibrant courtyard cafe for lunch. You'll choose your lunch on the transport so we can pre-order your meal and drink selections to keep the tour on track.
The food is delicious and the atmosphere simply relaxed and charming!
WALKABOUT IN PUERTO PLATA
After lunch we'll leave the restaurant and head to Puerto Plata's town square for a quick look at the Victorian architecture followed by a walk to Paseo Doña Blanca (Pink Street) for some photo ops. A short jaunt over to Umbrella Street for more photos which leads us to Espigon Cigars.
A local dancer will first dance for you and then...
At the top of Umbrella Street we find Espigon Cigars, an authentic cigar rolling factory and humidor! Here you’ll learn about the history of tobacco on the island, you'll roll your own cigar and sample more of our famous local rum and mamajuana!
But we're not done yet! In the Dominican Republic music is as important as the air we breathe and no visit to the island is complete until you've danced! A local dancer will first dance for you then, teach you a few basic steps and you'll Fiesta & Bachata like a Dominican until it’s time to return to the ship!