Often, people have decided to visit the Dominican Republic just to experience the amazing beaches that the island is known for. Visitors love that this property is located right on the water and sand, so you won't need to go out of your way to have an amazing view of the water. This beach offers the perfect balance as far as crowd size; it is not far from popular sites in the Dominican Republic, yet nurtures a feeling that is not overtly over-crowded.
Needless to say, since Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata sits directly on Dorada Beach, laying out in the sun is a popular pastime at this property. 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. For travelers who are eager for some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click on the names below to read our detailed article:
|Bergantin Beach||0.9||E||Playa Dorada|
|Long Beach||2.4||NW||Puerto Plata|
|3.2||E||6.6 mi. East-Southeast of Puerto Plata|
Bergantin Beach is the one that's nearest to the resort. A great public beach (read: free) away from the crowds, Playa Bergantin is favored because of its free access and gorgeous views of the island wrapping around the sea to the west. Even when bringing the little ones, you can spend hours at Bergantin Beach, since there are restrooms available.
Travelers can also have a good time at Long Beach where the atmosphere is far from quiet, and the crowds are busy enjoying a selection of water activities. 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. You'll find this one a quick trip away.
Travelers seeking to learn a bit more about the surrounding area's offerings might like to know how far away the closest neighboring town or city is from their location. Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata is situated in Playa Dorada, a neighborhood in the Dominican Republic; it's 3.5 miles to the southeast of Puerto Plata.
The table below lists some of the areas near Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata.
|Sabaneta De Cangrejos||3.8||ESE|
|downtown Puerto Plata||3.9||NW|
|El Gallo Abajo||5.9||WSW|
Vacationers seeking thrilling outdoor activities while visiting the Dominican Republic will quickly learn that Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata is a good spot to start all their adventures. Yes, this region is simply full of places for travelers to explore, like Amber Museum. The closest of the three is ., , and
When it comes to keeping the whole group smiling, you'll need to explore all your attraction options, like those listed in the table below.
|Park||3.5||NW||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Park||3.9||NW||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Amber Museum||Museum||4.0||NW||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Park||4.0||NW||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Park||4.1||NW||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Faro Puerto Plata||Lighthouse||4.4||NW||Puerto Plata|
|Historical Site||3.6||W||Puerto Plata|
|Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial||Historical Site||4.5||NW||Puerto Plata|
|Fortaleza San Felipe||Historical Site||4.5||NW||Puerto Plata|
|Teleferico Puerto Plata||Cable Car||4.9||WNW||Puerto Plata|
|Monumento Hermanas Mirabal||Monument||1.7||WNW||Costa Dorada|
|Teleferico Mountain Top||Cable Car||4.6||W||2.6 mi. South West of Puerto Plata|
|Monument||4.6||W||2.7 mi. South West of Puerto Plata|
|Isabel de Torres National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||3.3||SW||3.8 mi. South of Puerto Plata|
|Yaskia Adventures||Zip Line Site||--||--||Playa Dorada|
|Facility Viewing||--||--||9.8 mi. South West of Puerto Plata|
|Twenty-Seven Waterfalls of Damajagua||Waterfall||12.3||W||10.1 mi. West-Southwest of Puerto Plata|
|Jewish Museum of Sosua||Museum||8.0||E||Sosua|
|Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa||Museum||8.0||E||Sosua|
|El Choco National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||13.7||E||16.9 mi. East of Puerto Plata|
|Monkey Jungle||Zip Line Site||--||--||Cabarete|
If you're on the lookout for an enjoyable experience, Amber Museum might be what the doctor ordered. 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.
Finding info about nearby lodging possibilities is generally a great means of getting a better feel for the area as whole. You'll find plenty of other destinations to consider prior to making a decision, as this portion of the Dominican Republic has an impressive range of hotels and resorts to choose from. To find more info about booking options available nearby, consult the following table.
|Bluebay Villas Doradas||0.2||NW||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|Casa Colonial Beach And Spa||0.2||N||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|Barcelo Puerto Plata All Inclusive||0.3||N||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|Fun Royale and Fun Tropicale All-Inclusive Resorts||0.3||SW||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|Vh Gran Ventana Beach Resort All-inclusive||0.4||N||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|Hotel Dorado Club Resort||0.4||NW||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|Grand Paradise Playa Dorada||0.4||NNW||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|0.5||NNW||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|0.5||NW||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
|Caribbean Village Playa Dorada||0.5||W||Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic|
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