Hey y’all! Back for another cruise post. Today I’m sharing our time in Amber Cover the Carnival port near Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic.
When we arrived in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, Rob and I headed to find our tour
guide. We had booked The Best of Puerta Plata excursion. This is a tour that drives by many highlights of the city. You are able to get out for several of the stops as you’ll see below.
Puerto Plata Cable Car (Teleferico)
We got to stop and watch the cable car leave before continuing on. This cable car ride is a 10-minute ride up 2,625 feet (800 meters) for spectacular views of the ocean, the city, and mountains. Distance from Port: 5.9 miles (9.4 km).
Macorix House of Rum
Carmen Factory Gift Shop
This is where excursions like this get annoying, but these places do rely on tourists to patronize their shops. We got an explanation of the different types of stones. Amber and Larimar are the major ones in the D.R. Larimar can only be found in one location: a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic.
City view and celebrity cruise Ship
Random stop to see the view from a higher elevation.
Nelson Liriano’s House
We drove by Nelson Liriano’s house. He played major league baseball from 1987-1998.
Next stop Amber Museum, which I would have enjoyed this a lot more if we hadn’t already stopped at Carmen’s.
This Umbrella Street was a spot that I really wanted to stop at. Great photo opps.
Independence Square at Central Park
We were hungry and thirsty at this point. This excursion was starting to drag on and we were no doubt going to be back to port later than expected. Rob got a coconut for $1. We drank all the water out and then the guy chopped it open and carved a lot of the meat out so could eat it.
Fortress of San Felipe
Amber Cove Port
After getting back we had a little time to go to the cruise port area, get a snack, and put our swimsuits on and jump in the lazy river and pool.
After 2 days exploring different areas of the Dominican Republic, Rob and I definitely want to come back. I’d be even open to an all inclusive here.
All the pics from our day in La Romana >>> Cruise Day 7
Other posts from this cruise listed here: Carnival Horizon::March 2022
Umbrella street does look fabulous for photos! You had such beautiful weather too.
I love how bright and colorful everything looks! I used to work in the cruise industry, so this is all such fun to reminisce about! Also, those earrings are beautiful! I would’ve totally splurged haha
This looks like a great port and excursion! I love the umbrella stop! We just went on this ship a few weeks ago and loved it, but didn’t go to this port.