Family vacations are what memories are made of. Everyone wants to relax and kick back while spending quality time together. A family vacation in Puerto Plata is phenomenal all in itself, but spending a family vacation venturing out of your comfort zone and having a blast while in Puerto Plata is priceless. It’s important to keep in mind that you are creating memories with your loved ones and bonding and enjoying one another. Don’t forget to have fun! Numerous family adventures await you, so it’s time to gather everyone together and head to Puerto Plata!
The first adventure we are pleased to suggest for you is an all-day rafting trip. The Jarabacoa rafting trip takes you down the longest river in the Dominican Republic, the Yaque del Norte River, for a one-day adventure. It is absolutely exhilarating as you raft down class 3 rapids, experiencing the waves splashing over you as you wind through the river’s curves and bends. Depending on the size of your family, all may fit into one raft. You will be served a delicious Dominican lunch, offered the option of swimming, cliff diving, and land exploration. Take this trip together as a family and enjoy the day making new memories.
The next family adventure that must be experienced is the Damajaqua Cascades. This 27 waterfalls adventure provides everything you need; tranquility, great exercise and adrenaline-charged jumps into cool waters that ease your weary bones. You will find yourselves relying on each other to make it to all 27 waterfalls in one day. It may seem overwhelming but it’s not, it’s just great fun and absolutely beautiful. Put your hiking shoes on and wear something light that you don’t mind getting wet. Climbing, hiking and cliff jumping are the flavor of the day while at Damajaqua Cascades. It’s a spectacular and breathtaking adventure for your entire family and a great day to be had by all!
If your family loves sea life, Ocean World needs to be at the top of your list. Swimming with dolphins, sharks and stingrays are an adventure all on their own. Each family member will have the opportunity to actually swim alongside dolphins, feed them, pet them and even cover them with kisses. The same goes for swimming with sharks and stingrays. Everyone can swim alongside them, pet them and feed them. Yes, we said sharks! Of course, it’s totally up to you if you want to kiss them. This adventure is exciting for everyone, so plan to be amazed.
If your family is seeking an adventure that doesn’t entail a lot of footwork, we suggest that you gather your crew and head on over to the Monster Truck Safari Adventure. Spend the day perched high above the ground in a truck that will take you everywhere you could ever want to visit in Puerto Plata. You’ll see and learn about the Dominican culture and people, while taking in the beautiful, unscathed landscape of this wonderful country. What you won’t see or hear is busy streets, honking horns or tourists running around. You’ll be able to truly experience living and working in the Dominican Republic.
One of our favorite and most exciting adventures is the ATV tour adventure. Each family member will have their own ATV (depending on age) so you are in charge of your own fun, yet still experiencing it together as a family. You will ride with individual freedom while seeing and exploring gorgeous Puerto Plata. Our favorite part of the adventure is the fact that you get to drive on the beautiful beaches. This mind-blowing adventure is an incredibly fun time, and will provide your family with conversations for years to come.
One of the many beauties of Puerto Plata is that you can be as active as you choose, so take full advantage of the family adventures this fantastic and exciting city has to offer. Puerto Plata provides beaches, mountainous regions and a jungle to fulfill the crazy adventurous side in all of you.