The North Coast Travel Guide
Plan Your The North Coast Vacation
The Dominican Republic's northern coast, with mountains on one side, is also called the Amber Coast or the Amber Riviera because of the large quantities of golden amber found in the area. The sands on its 75 mi (121 km) of beach are also golden. As the area moves up on the luxury scale, the "Riviera" moniker seems more appropriate all the time.
Playa Dorada was one of the first resort areas in the Dominican Republic to be developed, and it still has a dozen or so... read more
You can find lots of independent restaurants in Cabarete and Sosúa, which draw a larger contingent of independent... read more
Things To Do in The North Coast
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
A meal at Playa Grande: The world-class beach of Playa Grande has few people, and is made even more memorable with a freshly caught... Read more
Sarah Garcia is revered as an architect, considered by many to be the top designer on the North Coast, if not in the entire country. She... Read more
One of the best things the infamous dictator Rafael Trujillo ever did for his country was to inaugurate an immigration plan for certain... Read more
One of the hottest tropical destinations in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has always been known as a cheap date because of its... Read more
Tim Hall first came to the Dominican Republic in 1983 as a journalist to write a feature for the Toronto Star about Playa Dorada,... Read more
If you think the Reef Ball Foundation sounds like some annual charity event at a yacht club, it most assuredly is not. It's a nonprofit... Read more
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