Attractions in the Area Around Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa

1 | Faro Puerto Plata

A recognized International Historic Site, the lighthouse was actually built in New York in 1879 and shipped the Dominican Republic. Today it is a popular place to take pictures and visit, though you will be unable to actually climb up the lighthouse.

This lighthouse is on the premises of La Puntilla, and is 15 miles (24 and a half kilometers) to the west of Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa.

2 | Arte Taino

Head a quarter mile (a half kilometer) to the south from Faro Puerto Plata to find this art gallery.

3 | Parque De La Restauracion

This park is located in downtown Puerto Plata, a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Arte Taino.

4 | Galeria De Ambar

Situated in downtown Puerto Plata, this art gallery is located a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Parque De La Restauracion.

5 | Amber Museum

Dominican Amber is said to be some of the clearest in the world, and visitors can see for themselves at the Amber Museum. With a wide collection of valuable local amber on display, this museum is one of the more unique offerings on the island.

Situated in the heart of downtown Puerto Plata, this museum is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Galeria De Ambar.

6 | Carcel San Felipe

This historical site is situated near the heart of Puerto Plata, one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half) south of Amber Museum.

7 | Parque Regalado

This park is one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the north of Carcel San Felipe.

8 | Park Gregorio Luperon

Visitors will find this park in the heart of downtown Puerto Plata, a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Parque Regalado.

9 | Parque de la Libertad

Interested guests can find this park in downtown Puerto Plata, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Park Gregorio Luperon.

10 | Long Beach

The waters that wash ashore of Long Beach in Puerto Plata come from the Atlantic Ocean, which means they can be rough and tall at times. Still, the view of the sea from the shore is enough to keep the beach relatively populated during tourist season.

Parque de la Libertad is one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) west-northwest of this beach.

11 | Jose Briceno Stadium

12 | Puerto Plata Beach Resort Casino

This casino is situated near the heart of Puerto Plata, and is just 0.4 miles (0.7 km) north of Jose Briceno Stadium.

13 | Monumento Hermanas Mirabal

In honor of the three sisters who lost their lives to the cruelty of the tyrannical military during Trujillo's regime. The three women were visiting their husbands in prison, and on their back were kidnapped, rapped, and executed by soldiers.

Interested guests can find this monument in Costa Dorada, a neighborhood on the southeastern outskirts of Puerto Plata, a mile (a kilometer and a half) southeast of Puerto Plata Beach Resort Casino.

14 | Costa Azul

The layout of the course is fairly standard, but the well-bunkered greens create an extra challenge. Moreover, fairways are well-lined by palms and other tropical trees, giving the course a few additional obstacles, as well as providing shaded resting spots.

Visitors can find this golf course on Carretera Sosúa-Cabarete, 12.0 miles (19.3 km) west of Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa.

15 | Playa Dorada

Fairways play pretty open, and greens are generally large but well fortified by sand traps or water. You'll be playing alongside multiple elegant resorts, and will get a few nice glimpses of the warm Caribbean waters.

When coming from Costa Azul, go a short distance northeast to get to this golf course.

16 | The American Casino

With a courteous and professional staff, free admission for all, and free snacks and beverages for players, the American Casino at Holiday Village & the American Casino is a delightful experience. When you're vacationing in Puerto Plata, this is the best stop to visit when you're feeling lucky.

This casino is within Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata, and is a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Playa Dorada Golf Course.

17 | Amsha Paradise Beach Club & Casino

This casino is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from The American Casino, and is on the same premises as Grand Paradise Playa Dorada.

18 | Dorada Beach

Dorada Beach is located in Puerto Plata in one of the largest resort areas on the island. This, coupled with the fact that this beach is great for watersports such a kite boarding and water skiing makes this beach consummately crowded.

This beach is a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Amsha Paradise Beach Club & Casino.

19 | Playa Encuentro

This dive spot is located offshore, about a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) northeast of Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa.

20 | Pauhana Surf School

If you ever wanted to learn how to surf, now is the time to make it happen. Pauhana Surf School is known for its friendly instructors who are dedicated to teaching each student in a way that most makes sense to them.

Interested guests can find this surfing instruction on Encuentro Beach, just 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Playa Encuentro.

21 | Encuentro Beach

This prime surfing location is a tip choice for experienced wave-riders. Swimmers though should stay close to shore, as the waves are rough and the currents equally so.

Head a short distance from Pauhana Surf School to reach this beach.

22 | Take Off

If you've considered learning how to surf, this is the time to do it. Take Off has knowledgeable and well-trained guides on hand to help you paddle out, stand up, and ride your first wave -- which will hopefully be the first of many.

This surfing instruction is a short distance from Encuentro Beach, and is on Encuentro Beach.

23 | Isabel de Torres National Park

This popular attraction in Puerto Plata is normally just visited for the Cristo Redentor located at the top. However, the whole area surrounding the statue is a national park tasked with preserving the natural significance of the region.

Guests can find this nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve 14 and a half miles (23 and a half kilometers) west of Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa.

24 | Columbus Aqua Park

Visitors can find this amusement/theme park 5.5 miles (8.9 km) to the west-southwest of Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa.

25 | Dolphin Dive Center

No, they don't take you diving with dolphins (although one or two may show up on occasion), but they do make you feel like the majestic creature, as you explore the waters that surround this beach town. Sign up for PADI certification or just a few dives down deep and take in the knowledge of the experienced staff as you do so.

Visitors will be able to find this dive shop in the town of Sosua, a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Columbus Aqua Park.

26 | Merlin Dive Center

This multi-lingual dive center stands out thanks to the staff which speaks English, French, German, Dutch, and Spanish. No matter where you are visiting from, you'll find someone on hand ready to greet you in your native language.

This dive service is situated on Las Cobas, and is about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Dolphin Dive Center.

27 | Dive Republic

Vacationers will be able to find this dive service a few hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Merlin Dive Center.

28 | Platinum's Gym

29 | Big Blue Dive Center

Situated in the town of Sosua, this dive shop is a short distance from Platinum's Gym.

30 | Jewish Museum Sosua

Starting in 1940 during Hitler's Reign in Germany and the rise of Nazism across Europe, many European Jews fled their homeland to seek a safe haven. Between 1940 and 1945, around 700 Jewish refugees settled in modern day Sousa and started a new rural life.

You will find this museum on Calle Doctor Rosen, only 0.3 miles (0.4 km) from Big Blue Dive Center.

31 | Sousa Jewish Museum

As Nazism began spreading across Europe in the 1930's, many of the European Jews sought refuge around the world. By 1940, the Dominican Republic was once of those destinations, as a group of Jewish refugees made their way to their new home.

Guests can find this museum in the town of Sosua, a short distance from Jewish Museum of Sosua.

32 | Melissa Tours

This excursions and sightseeing service can be found a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa.

34 | Northern Coast Diving

A PADI 5-Star IDC Resort, this center has been in operation since 1988, and continues to grow each year. Staff members speak English, Italian, and Spanish to make learning easier on visitors who speak any of these languages.

You can find this dive shop in the town of Sosua, less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from Melissa Tours.

35 | Caribe Tours Sosua

Although Caribe Tours is a popular and well-known bus transport service that allows locals and visitors to travel throughout the country for low rates, they also offer private transportation for businesses and private use, and package transport as well.

Make your way about a hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Northern Coast Diving to get to this ground transportation and related support services.

36 | Casino Playa Chiquita

With 12,378 square feet of gaming space at your disposal, you can spend hours trying to win big. Casino Playa Chiquita in Sousa has been around for 16 years, earning its reputation of having a courteous staff and a casual gaming facility after many years of hard work.

This casino is in the town of Sosua, and is a short distance (about three quarters of a kilometer) to the north of Caribe Tours Sosua.

37 | El Choco National Park

Just one part of the nation's massive national park movement, El Choco National Park features a varied landscape that will not want to be missed by any nature tourist.

Interested guests will be able to find this nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve on Off Route 5, four miles (seven kilometers) to the south-southeast of Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa.

38 | Kite Beach

Kite Beach is located along the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The beach is so named because of it's mid-grade waves and constant wind, which are favorable kite boarding conditions.

This beach is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the north of El Choco National Park.

39 | Bozo Beach

Splitting a bay with Cabarete Beach in the town of Cabarete is Bozo Beach. A school that teaches visitors how to kite board is located just off the beach, and students spend their days practicing at Bozo Beach.

Found on the northwestern outskirts of the town of Cabarete, this beach is located just 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from Kite Beach.

40 | Big Air Kite School

Vacationers will be able to find this watersports operator a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Bozo Beach.

41 | Dive Cabarete

For well over a decade, Dive Cabarete has lead the way in training up and coming scuba divers in PADI certification. Safety is a top priority, so every member of the staff is well-qualified to help you learn and grow as a diver.

This dive shop is located 0.6 miles (1.0 km) southeast of Big Air Kite School.

42 | Cabarete Beach

Cabarete Beach shares a bay with Bozo Beach, which is where the local Kiteboarding school is located. While Bozo Beach is where the novices go to learn, Cabarete Beach is for the more experienced athletes.

Travelers will be able to find this beach on the eastern edge of the town of Cabarete, a quarter mile (a half kilometer) to the east-northeast of Dive Cabarete.

43 | Cabarete Dive

Undersea explorers are able to reach this dive site offshore, a mile or two from Cabarete Beach.

44 | Cuevas De Cabarete

Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa is located approximately six and a half miles (11 kilometers) to the northwest of this cave.

45 | Playa Gen

Playa Gen is one of the lesser visited beaches, but only because of its distance from most major cities in the nation. However, it you happen to be visiting the area, then Playa Gen is not a bad choice to visit too.

You can find this beach within traveling range of Cabarete, 13.9 miles (22.4 km) from Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa.

The map above highlights all 44 nearby attractions located within 15 miles (24 and a half kilometers) of Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa. A good portion of these are located in Puerto Plata, which you'll find 14.4 miles (23.2 km) to the west of the lodge. To get a more comprehensive view of the region, or to read more about the places shown, click different parts of the map. The pin numbers shown on the map above correspond with those found in the attraction list below.

Attractions Near Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa
Map No. Type Attraction Name Distance from Lodging
1 Lighthouse Faro Puerto Plata 15.2 mi. (24.4 km)
2 Art Gallery Arte Taino 15.1 mi. (24.3 km)
3 Park Parque De La Restauracion 15.0 mi. (24.2 km)
4 Art Gallery Galeria De Ambar 15.0 mi. (24.1 km)
5 Museum Amber Museum 15.0 mi. (24.1 km)
6 Historical Site Carcel San Felipe 14.9 mi. (24.0 km)
7 Park Parque Regalado 14.9 mi. (24.0 km)
8 Park Park Gregorio Luperon 14.8 mi. (23.8 km)
9 Park Parque de la Libertad 14.5 mi. (23.3 km)
10 Beach Long Beach 13.4 mi. (21.6 km)
11 Sporting Event Venue Jose Briceno Stadium 13.6 mi. (21.9 km)
12 Casino Puerto Plata Beach Resort Casino 13.6 mi. (21.8 km)
13 Monument Monumento Hermanas Mirabal 13.0 mi. (20.9 km)
14 Golf Course Costa Azul 12.0 mi. (19.3 km)
15 Golf Course Playa Dorada Golf Course 11.8 mi. (19.0 km)
16 Casino The American Casino 11.7 mi. (18.9 km)
17 Casino Amsha Paradise Beach Club & Casino 11.7 mi. (18.8 km)
18 Beach Dorada Beach 11.5 mi. (18.6 km)
19 Dive Site Playa Encuentro 0.9 mi. (1.4 km)
20 Surfing Instruction Pauhana Surf School 0.9 mi. (1.4 km)
21 Beach Encuentro Beach 1.1 mi. (1.8 km)
22 Surfing Instruction Take Off 1.1 mi. (1.8 km)
23 Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Isabel de Torres National Park 14.5 mi. (23.4 km)
24 Amusement/Theme Park Columbus Aqua Park 5.5 mi. (8.9 km)
25 Dive Shop Dolphin Dive Center 3.9 mi. (6.3 km)
26 Dive Service Merlin Dive Center 3.8 mi. (6.2 km)
27 Dive Service Dive Republic 3.8 mi. (6.1 km)
28 Fitness Centers and Instructors Platinum's Gym 3.8 mi. (6.1 km)
29 Dive Shop Big Blue Dive Center 3.8 mi. (6.2 km)
30 Museum Jewish Museum of Sosua 3.7 mi. (6.0 km)
31 Museum Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa 3.7 mi. (6.0 km)
32 Excursions and Sightseeing Service Melissa Tours 3.7 mi. (6.0 km)
34 Dive Shop Northern Coast Diving 3.7 mi. (6.0 km)
35 Ground Transportation and Related Support Services Caribe Tours Sosua 3.7 mi. (5.9 km)
36 Casino Casino Playa Chiquita 3.5 mi. (5.6 km)
37 Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve El Choco National Park 4.2 mi. (6.8 km)
38 Beach Kite Beach 2.7 mi. (4.4 km)
39 Beach Bozo Beach 3.5 mi. (5.7 km)
40 Watersports Operator Big Air Kite School 3.6 mi. (5.8 km)
41 Dive Shop Dive Cabarete 4.2 mi. (6.8 km)
42 Beach Cabarete Beach 4.4 mi. (7.1 km)
43 Dive Site Cabarete Dive 4.1 mi. (6.7 km)
44 Cave Cuevas De Cabarete 6.7 mi. (10.8 km)
45 Beach Playa Gen 13.9 mi. (22.4 km)

 

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