Some of the best attractions to visit in the Dominican Republic are found along the coast. Here, you shouldn't be too far from nearby beaches.
Each stop along on the coast has distinct characteristics that might or might not be just right for you. All of the nearby shorelines in the following table have something unique to offer. Click on the names below to see more details:
|1.6||NE||12.0 mi. East of Puerto Plata|
|Grand Laguna Beach||1.7||NE||12.2 mi. East of Puerto Plata|
|Encuentro Beach||4.8||E||15.5 mi. East of Puerto Plata|
|4.9||W||6.6 mi. East-Southeast of Puerto Plata|
One of the most convenient options is Alicia Beach. Bear in mind that this beach is found a short distance from the hotel, so you won't have to travel far to get to a gorgeous spot in the sun. The products of recent erosion, Alicia Beach went from bring a rocky cliff-side to a beautiful beach at the beginning of the 21st century. While it didn't draw much attention at first, these days it is common to find tourists lining the shore, sunbathing and snorkeling on what is now known to be one of the most picturesque stretches of sand in the area. Stay comfortable at here all day if you choose, since there are bathrooms available on-site.
If you're interested in a beach that offers more seclusion, Encuentro Beach might be worth a visit. 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.
Stopping by a community or town near your hotel can help diversify your itinerary, no matter if it's for a quick family outing, or simply experiencing some of the local culture while on your trip. Hotel El Rancho is located in Sosua, a town in the Dominican Republic; it's to the east of Puerto Plata.
Below are the names of some of the neighborhoods and towns located within a short distance of Hotel El Rancho.
|Sabaneta De Cangrejos||4.5||W|
|Arroyo De Leche||6.8||SSW|
|Jamao Al Norte||10.0||SSE|
Hotel El Rancho makes for a great locale for active vacationers. There are a good amount of fun activities to be discovered when searching from this accommodation. In fact, this area is simply full of different attractions to try, including Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa, Jewish Museum of Sosua, and El Choco National Park. The nearest attraction of the three is Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa.
There's something for everybody here, so feel free to explore more of the hotel's closest attractions, like those named in the following table.
|Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa||Museum||0.1||NE||Sosua|
|Jewish Museum of Sosua||Museum||--||--||Sosua|
|El Choco National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.0||ESE||16.9 mi. East of Puerto Plata|
|Monkey Jungle||Zip Line Site||--||--||Cabarete|
|Cave||--||--||19.0 mi. East-Southeast of Puerto Plata|
|Yasika Adventures||Zip Line Site||--||--||Playa Dorada|
|Monumento Hermanas Mirabal||Monument||9.5||W||Costa Dorada|
|Isabel de Torres National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||10.8||W||3.8 mi. South of Puerto Plata|
|Park||11.1||W||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Park||11.4||W||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Historical Site||11.4||W||Puerto Plata|
|Park||11.6||W||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Amber Museum||Museum||11.6||W||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Park||11.7||W||Downtown Puerto Plata|
|Faro Puerto Plata||Lighthouse||11.8||W||Puerto Plata|
|Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial||Historical Site||11.9||W||Puerto Plata|
|Fortaleza San Felipe||Historical Site||11.9||W||Puerto Plata|
|Monument||12.6||W||2.7 mi. South West of Puerto Plata|
|Teleferico Mountain Top||Cable Car||12.6||W||2.6 mi. South West of Puerto Plata|
|Teleferico Puerto Plata||Cable Car||12.7||W||Puerto Plata|
If you're searching for an enjoyable experience, Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa could be a good option. 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.
Learning more about nearby hotel booking possibilities is generally an easy means of getting a better feel for the surrounding area. You can find lots of additional places to look at before reaching a decision, as this portion of the Dominican Republic has an excellent range of resorts and hotels to choose from. Have a look at the following table for full details about the lodging options available close-by.
|Hotel Casa Valeria||0.0||ENE||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|Hotel Casa Cayena||0.0||S||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|Casa Marina Reef||0.1||N||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|Casa Marina Beach||0.1||N||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|Hotel Orchidee||0.2||E||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|Victorian House||0.2||SSW||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|Sosua Bay Club||0.2||S||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|0.2||NE||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|Piergiorgio Palace Hotel||0.2||SW||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
|Sosua By the Sea Boutique Beach Resort||0.2||N||Sosua, the Dominican Republic|
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