Amber Coast Information

The Amber Coast, along the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, is named for the rich deposits of amber, which is found in the hills near the 75 mile stretch of beautiful beaches east of Puerto Plata. The white sandy beaches, impressive mountain ranges, magnificent rivers, waterfalls and exotic wildlife are just the beginning of the Dominican Republics outstanding beauty.

The port city of Puerta Plata is the region’s capital and the main tourism enclave. On the outskirts of Puerto Plata is the major Playa Dorada complex of low-rise hotels in a country club setting of gardens and beautiful beaches, centered on the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones designed golf course. Seaside towns and communities that are also popular with visitors include Sosua and Cabarete to the east of Puerto Plata, and Cofresi to the west.

One of the main attractions to visit is the Amber Museum. This impressive Victorian building is in the center of Puerto Plata. It boasts an impressive and unique collection of precious Dominican amber. The experts report that the amber found in this region are the most priceless in the world

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