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Beyond the Beach: A Historical & Cultural Puerto Plata Trip

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Step off the sand and take a closer look at the everyday lives of Dominicans!
  • Explore a local market and check out exotic fruits, fine handicrafts, and more!
  • Peruse a popular jewelry store featuring the country’s beautiful national stone: Larimar!
  • Visit a local church and learn about Voodoo and the emergence of Catholicism!
  • Take a leisurely stroll in a typical Dominican neighborhood and stop for a bite of chulito!
  • Tour the historical district and enjoy artisanal ice cream in the main square!
  • Check out the Gregorio Luperón Museum, filled with artifacts pertaining to the D.R.’s 20th President!
  • Savor a delicious, authentic Dominican-style lunch!
  • Meet your friendly and informative guide!
  • Overview

    Explore the city like a local during your Puerto Plata vacation by going Beyond the Beach: A Historical & Cultural Puerto Plata Trip!

    With your Beyond the Beach: A Historical & Cultural Puerto Plata Trip tickets, you’ll get an authentic taste of the Dominican Republic! Survey a popular local market, filled with high-quality handicrafts and exotic ingredients that will be used in your Dominican-style lunch! Then, peruse a traditional gallery filled with exquisite jewelry showcasing the Dominican Republic’s rare national stone: Larimar! And, visit a historical church while learning about Dominican Voodoo and the arrival of European Christianity. It’s what to do in Puerto Plata!

    You’ll also have the chance to explore a lesser-known neighborhood lined with shops that cater only to locals. Here, you can sample a chulito, which is a fried treat made with yucca. Then, take a stroll through the historical district before enjoying some delicious, handmade ice cream in the main square. Afterwards, you’ll receive free admission to the Gregorio Luperón Museum, which features artifacts from one of the most important Dominican leaders of all time. Finally, you’ll enjoy the unique opportunity to enter a local, family home and sit down at the table for a truly delectable and authentic Dominican lunch! It’s one of the most authentic things to do in Puerto Plata if you want to get a sense of the local flavors.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily, except Sunday


    Approximately 4 hours 

    Start time

    9:00 a.m. 

    Meeting Point

    In front of Puerto Plata Urban Adventures, Avenida General Gregorio Luperón, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

    Ending Point

    Same as the meeting point 

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Beyond the Beach: History & Culture of Puerto Plata
    • A 4-hour, guided tour of Puerto Plata with lunch in a private home
    • General Admission to Luperón Museum
    • One bottle of water
    • Artisan ice cream
    • One chulito (yucca ball stuffed with cheese or meat)
    • A Dominican-style lunch and one beer
    • Live guide and commentary


    • Additional food and drinks
    • Souvenirs and personal shopping
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
    • Pick-up from Playa Dorada, Costambar, and Puerto Plata city hotels
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    So there is no last minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes early.

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    In the unlikely event of any of our stops being closed, we will take you to a similar place or spend a longer time at one of our other stops.

    We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the “Additional information” box at checkout.

    This is a child-friendly tour. Children between 6 years and 11 years can join this tour at the rate listed above. Please select “child” above when booking. Children below 6 years can join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child below 6 years. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    We can also provide pick-up for an additional fee from Playa Dorada, Costambar and Puerto Plata city hotels. Please contact us after booking for rates.

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