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Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Provincia de Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

How much does it cost to travel to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)?

You should plan to spend around $210 (RD$12,388) per day on your vacation in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata). This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $46 (RD$2,708) on meals
  • $9.48 (RD$560) on local transportation
  • $297 (RD$17,548) on hotels

A one week trip to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) for two people costs, on average, $2,940 (RD$173,434). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) cost?

A one week trip to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) usually costs around $1,470 (RD$86,717) for one person and $2,940 (RD$173,434) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) on average costs around $2,940 (RD$173,434) for one person and $5,879 (RD$346,869) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) on average costs around $6,299 (RD$371,645) for one person and $12,598 (RD$743,290) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) expensive to visit?

Prices in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Ponce or Grand Cayman.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)?

The average Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) RD$17,548 ($297)
Local Transportation 1 RD$560 ($9)
Food 2 RD$2,708 ($46)
Entertainment 1 RD$2,506 ($42)
Alcohol 2 RD$411 - 1,232 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) is $149 (RD$8,774). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) is $297 (RD$17,548). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $142. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.48 (RD$560) per person, per day, on local transportation in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata).

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
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Rental Cars in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
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Food Budget in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) can vary, the average cost of food in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) is $46 (RD$2,708) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) should cost around $18 (RD$1,083) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
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  • Entertainment and activities in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) typically cost an average of $42 (RD$2,506) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

What did other people spend on Entertainment in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Snorkeling Tour
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • Paragliding
  • 1 Hr Kayak Rental
  • Water Skiing

Alcohol Budget in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (RD$822) on alcoholic beverages in Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) on a Budget
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata, nestled on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, is a captivating destination known for its beautiful beaches, historical landmarks, and vibrant culture. Whether you're arriving via the bustling Amber Cove cruise port or planning an extended stay, Puerto Plata offers a diverse range of experiences for every traveler.

Traveling to Puerto Plata on a budget is not only possible but also incredibly rewarding. The city offers numerous affordable accommodations, from budget-friendly hotels to guesthouses and hostels. Staying slightly away from the main tourist areas can help you save money while still providing easy access to the city's attractions. Additionally, booking your stay during the off-peak season, typically from May to November, can result in significant savings. It's also possible to each cheap, and use public transit to get around without breaking the bank.
Puerto Plata boasts a rich history and stunning natural beauty, making it a treasure trove of sights to explore. One of the most iconic landmarks is the Fortaleza San Felipe, a historic Spanish fortress dating back to the 16th century. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this well-preserved fort offers panoramic views and a glimpse into the region's colonial past.

The Dominican Amber Museum, located in a beautiful Victorian building, showcases a fascinating collection of amber specimens, many of which contain prehistoric fossils. This museum provides insights into the Dominican Republic's role as one of the world's leading amber producers and is a must-visit for anyone interested in geology and natural history. It has a bit of a "movie" theme to it.

Mount Isabel de Torres is another highlight, featuring a botanical garden and a replica of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue at its summit. You can reach the top by taking a scenic cable car ride, which offers breathtaking views of the city and coastline. The lush gardens and cooler temperatures provide a refreshing escape from the tropical heat.

The Malecon, a scenic oceanfront boulevard, is perfect for a leisurely stroll. This area is lined with restaurants, bars, and shops, making it a vibrant place to experience local culture. The nearby Victorian district, with its beautifully restored 19th-century buildings, adds a charming touch to the cityscape.

Puerto Plata offers a wide range of activities to suit all interests and ages. Water sports enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and windsurfing along the region's pristine beaches. Playa Dorada and Sosua Beach are popular spots for these activities, with crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life.

If you arrive by cruise ship at the Puerto Plata port, you'll be right by Taino Bay, a large complex of shops, restaurants, and swimming pools designed to keep you entertained for hours.

If you arrive instead at the Amber Cove cruise port, you'll find a nearby beach, water park, and a few restaurants. Onward travel is quite easy with the multiple tour operators and transportation services located here.

For adventure seekers, Damajagua Waterfalls, also known as the 27 Charcos, provides an exhilarating experience. This natural wonder features a series of cascading waterfalls and pools, which visitors can explore through guided tours that involve hiking, climbing, and sliding down the falls. It's a thrilling way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic.

Golfers can enjoy world-class courses, such as the Playa Dorada Golf Course, designed by the renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. This 18-hole course offers stunning views and challenging play, making it a favorite among golf enthusiasts.

For a more relaxed pace, consider visiting the Ocean World Adventure Park. This family-friendly attraction features dolphin and sea lion shows, a bird aviary, and a tropical reef aquarium. Visitors can also swim with dolphins and interact with other marine animals, creating unforgettable memories.
Food and Dining
Puerto Plata's culinary scene is a delightful blend of traditional Dominican flavors and international influences. Fresh seafood is a staple, with dishes like "pescado frito" (fried fish) and "ceviche" being particularly popular. Beachfront restaurants often serve the catch of the day, prepared with local spices and accompanied by plantains and rice.

Traditional Dominican cuisine is hearty and flavorful. Don't miss the chance to try "mofongo," a dish made from mashed plantains mixed with garlic and pork cracklings. "Chicharron de pollo" (fried chicken) and "pastelon" (a plantain and meat pie) are other local favorites. For dessert, indulge in "dulce de leche" or "habichuelas con dulce," a sweet bean pudding traditionally eaten during Easter.

For a more upscale dining experience, Puerto Plata offers a variety of international restaurants. Many resorts and hotels feature gourmet dining options, serving everything from Italian and French cuisine to Japanese and Mexican dishes. Restaurants like Mares Restaurant & Lounge and Le Petit Fran├žois offer fine dining with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.

Nightlife in Puerto Plata is vibrant and diverse. The Malecon and the city center are home to numerous bars and clubs where you can enjoy live music, dance, and cocktails. Merengue, bachata, and salsa music fill the air, providing the perfect backdrop for a night out.

Many visitors arrive by cruise ship. The region has two main cruise ports: Amber Cove port and Puerto Plata port. The areas around each port are full of shops and restaurants, along with tour companies and taxis for onward travel.

If you're flying in, Puerto Plata International Airport is located about 30 minutes by car to the east of the main city area. You can find flights to and from various locations in the U.S. and other destinations.

Getting around Puerto Plata is relatively straightforward, with several transportation options available. Public buses, or "guaguas," are the most budget-friendly way to travel. They operate on set routes throughout the city and surrounding areas, providing an affordable and authentic way to explore.

Motoconchos, or motorcycle taxis, are another inexpensive option. These can be found on almost every street corner and are a quick way to navigate the city, especially during peak traffic hours. Always agree on the fare before starting your journey to avoid any surprises.

Taxis are widely available and offer a more comfortable way to travel, particularly if you're carrying luggage or traveling in a group. It's advisable to use official taxi services or arrange rides through your hotel to ensure fair pricing and safety.

Car rentals are available for those who prefer more independence. Several international and local rental agencies operate in Puerto Plata, offering a range of vehicles. Driving in the city can be challenging due to traffic and local driving habits, so it's best suited for those who want to take a day trip outside of the city.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.