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The North Coast Travel Guide

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Plan Your The North Coast Vacation

The Autopista Duarte ultimately leads (via a three- to four-hour drive) from Santo Domingo to the North Coast, sometimes called the Amber Coast because of its large, rich amber deposits. The coastal area around Puerto Plata, notably Playa Dorada, is a region of well-established, all-inclusive resorts and developments; the North Coast has more than 110 km (70 miles) of beaches, with condominiums

and villas going up fast.

The farther east you go from Puerto Plata and SosĂșa, the prettier and less spoiled the scenery becomes. The autopista runs past Cabarete, a town that's a popular windsurfing haunt, and Playa Grande, which has a miraculously unspoiled white-sand beach with amenities now being gentrified, a famous golf course, and a development project underway

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