AIRPORT & TRAVEL INFORMATION
The major airlines that service Puerto Plata (POP) International Airport are: American, Jet Blue, Westjet, and United. There are direct flights from many USA gateways. There are 4 other international airports in different regions of the country, but POP is the one you will use if you are traveling on the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Silver Bank itinerary.
The Dominican Republic offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy in Puerto Plata prior to boarding the yacht for a chance to unwind and get in vacation mode. They have beautiful beaches and resorts with adventure activities (zip lining, whitewater rafting, summit hiking) whale watching, ecotourism and national parks, golf at one of the world class golf courses, coffee and cacao tours, island sunset excursions. You can also attend a merengue or bachata dance performance to immerse yourself in the vibrant Dominican culture.
The Dominican Republic is a country rich in history, with a diverse range of historic sites that showcase its colonial past, indigenous heritage, and cultural heritage. Some of the most notable being Colonial City of Santo Domingo, Alcazar de Colon, La Fortaleza and San Felipe Fortress, Taino Indigenous Sites, Ruins of La Isabela, Basilica Cathderal of Santra Maria la Menor, and San Pedro de Macoris. These are just a few examples of the historic sites in the Dominican Republic that offer a deeper understanding of its past and heritage.
Dominican cuisine is a delightful fusion of Indigenous Taino, African, and Spanish influences resulting in a unique and flavorful culinary experience. Some of the traditional dishes that include ingredients that characterize Dominican cuisine include La Bandera, Sancocho, Mangu, Tostones, Moro de Guandules, Chimichurri, Yuca con Mojo, fresh seafood, and sweet treats such as tres leches, flan, and majarete. Don’t forget to try some fresh tropical fruit while visiting, they are widely enjoyed by locals and tourists alike!
If you are extending your stay in the Puerto Plata area; many of the hotels offer transportation or taxis are readily available upon arrival.
Dominican Republic Hotels & Resorts
Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, Puerto Plata
Host Hotel - Set among some of the most picturesque coast in the Caribbean, Cofresi Beach & Spa Resort is an economy 2 - 3 star property and perfect to stay for an overnight before or after your Aggressor or Dancer stay. The newest jewel in the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club crown is nestled along the Cofresi beach shores, and overlooking the sparkling Caribbean sea. This resort caters to those wanting a few days to relax before or after their Aggressor vacation. Cofresi is located 5 minutes from where the yacht docks.
Casa Colonial Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Plata
Located on the exotic north coast of the Dominican Republic and directly on the crystal water, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is the ultimate, world-class 5 star resort. This tastefully intimate resort, has an award-winning restaurant, a spa that provides guests with a cross-cultural experience featuring the best of indigenous and European treatments.
The Puerto Plata Airport is only 10 miles from the resort a beautiful resort to stay at before or after your vacation.
Iberostar Hotel Costa Dorada, Puerto Plata
The IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada hotel is located in front of the large golden sand beach of Costa Dorada, 10 minutes from the city of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic's north coast. This wonderful 5-star All Inclusive resort is a wonderful haven for aquatic sports lovers. The colonial-style complex and common areas are surrounded by huge tropical gardens. An attentive multilingual staff helps to make this a perfect vacation experience on the island. This 5 star property is a great way to relax before or after your Aggressor vacation.