Getting Oriented

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Getting Oriented

Most visitors to the North Coast fly into the International Gregorio Luperón Airport (POP) in Puerto Plata. The all-inclusive crowd settles in at Playa Dorada. Those heading east to Cabarete and beyond rent a car and explore from there.

Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada. The most well-established resort area on the North Coast is showing its age in some respects, but it still attracts the bulk of tourists to the area.

Sosúa. A little seedy, this small town with a great beach is a home base for lots of expats and other foreigners.

Cabarete. Surfing—kite- and windsurfing, too—and great dining and nightlife keep the young and sporty coming here.

Cabrera. An hour's drive due east from Cabarete, this remote area appeals to those who want a tranquil, upscale villa experience.

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