Puerto Plata Journals

Dominican Hospitality

A March 2005 trip to Puerto Plata by SandyLand

Playa Naco Golf and Tennis Resort Photo, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic More Photos
Quote: This was our second trip to the Dominican Republic, and the island and the people continued to exceed our expectations. Relaxation is the theme of this area of the island, and the resort staff and the locals go out of their way to make sure that you enjoy your time there.

Playa Naco Golf and Tennis Resort

Hotel | "Playa Naco"

Playa Naco Golf and Tennis Resort Photo, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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I really enjoy this resort. They have a very reasonably priced all-inclusive fee, and the food and rum drinks will keep you in a tropical mood. The beach is wonderful, and there are always enough chairs and space. The staff is attentive, and the grounds are clean and well-maintained. The units are spacious, and although they could use some updating, they are clean and have everything you need. There is daily maid service, and the rooms are kept spotless. There are three formal restaurants and a main buffet. There are four bars, and they make a variety of nice tropical drinks.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2005

Playa Naco Golf and Tennis Resort
Playa Dorado
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
(809) 320-6226

Playa Naco Golf and Tennis Resort

Hotel | "Playa Naco"

Playa Naco Golf and Tennis Resort Photo, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Best Things Nearby:The beach is beautiful, and I did not get tired of the beautiful view of the coastline. There is also a shopping plaza 5 minutes away where anything you need is available. There are many tours that leave from the resort to nearby attractions, but we were happy to mainly enjoy the activities available in our resort and the nearby complex.Best Things About the Resort:They have a very reasonably priced all-inclusive fee, and the food and rum drinks will keep you in a tropical mood.Resort Experience:I really enjoyed this resort. The beach is wonderful, and there are always enough chairs and space. The staff is attentive, and the grounds are clea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2005

Playa Naco Golf and Tennis Resort
Playa Dorado
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
(809) 320-6226

Caribbean Grill

Restaurant

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The Caribbean Grill is inside the Playa Naco resort. They serve specialty Caribbean food, including a conch salad that is wonderful. The service is great, and the ambience is festive but romantic at the same time. This restaurant is included with the all-inclusive fee if you are staying at the resort, but you need to make reservations and dress more formally than at the other alternatives. It is worth the time to try this restaurant if you are in the area.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2005

Caribbean Grill
Playa Dorada
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Pico Isabel de Torres

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Attraction | "Cable Car Ride"

Pico Isabel de Torres Photo, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Normally, we just enjoy relaxing at the resort on our vacations, but it was recommended that we go on a cable car ride up into the mountains in Puerto Plata. It was a worthwhile experience that really added to our trip. The ride from the resort through the city was eye-opening, as it is a desperately poor country. I also wondered how many people died in moped accidents, as we saw up to three people (including balanced infants) on a moped with no helmets, weaving in and out of traffic – quite horrifying, in my opinion. We arrived at the cable car, and it looked like it was built in the 1970s. It costs about $7 a person and takes you right up the mountain into the clouds. It was a bit scary but a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2005

Pico Isabel de Torres
1 Km West Of Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Other Tips and Advice

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Story/Tip

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A taxi is the best way to go anywhere. You can contact Isaira Tours before you go, and they will give you a set price and be at the airport when you arrive. I found them to be a better price than I was quoted at the resort and more comfortable than trying to negotiate with the cab drivers at the airport. Isaira Tours Phone: 809-320-1433 / 574-0062 CellPhone: 809-696-3151 Website: www.isairatours.com We had a two-bedroom lock-off unit - which was great because we went with another couple. The rooms could have used a bit of updating, but everything worked well and was clean and comfortable. If there is anything you need, ask for Abel at the RCI desk. He is awesome...Read More