Horseback Riding in the Mountains Ride to mtns. for river float trip, beach ride or visit Taino caves.
For all levels and tastes, we offer 3 of the best horseback trips on the North Coast. Ride on the beach, from mountains to valleys, or through villages to the national park. All are excellent and require no experience.From a little town near Cabarete, we head straight up into the untamed mountains, past brightly colored Caribbean farm homes with friendly children running out to greet you along the way. They'll saddle up the horses for you and once the ranch-hand is sure you're comfortable and ready, we're off into the wild mountains to explore more of the Dominican countryside. Riding along mountain-top ridges down canyon trails into a valley.
pass through charming villages learning about the local people and
vegetation. At the river stop, the horses take offand you hop on a
big tube for a river trip floating downstream in the refreshing clear
Snorkeling - Scuba
Sosúa is another perfect beach town with white sandy shores and coconut trees. We'll go to Sosúa for a half day of snorkeling or scuba diving in the clear turquoise-blue waters along coral reefs.The friendly couple that owns thePADI certified, 5-star dive center will take you on a very unique tour of the DR under water. They run a very professional operation with excellent guides since customer service and safety are their number one concern.Average water temp.in Sosua Bay is between 25-29°C/ 76-82°F: average visibility is 15-30 m (50-100 ft.) You'll visit three giant coral reef rocks that span 45 m (150 ft.), hosting an incredible mix of tropical fish and plant life amongst them the grouper and porcupine fish, as well as the magnificent and brightly-colored fan coral. of tropical fish and plant life. You can also dive to a sunken shipwreck and an excellent point with four fallen boulders that have created a variety of caves and swim-throughs. You may spot barracuda, spotted eagle ray and incredible, huge Jewfish!
offer customized dive packages with 1-day open water dives to different
areas plus, scuba certification -- available
in 1 or 3 days. Trips vary and some include lunch plus transportation
to and from your hotel.
Playa Grande After all this fun, you'll welcome a late morning drive up the Silver Coast, along the edge of the Cordillera Septrional mountain range to Playa Grande and Playa Caleton.
The turquoise-green Caribbean waters are paradise and the sand, white crystal. There's not a soul around on the 2 km beach. Just up the road at Playa Caleton, you can try the best piña colada with fresh coconut milk stirred into a just cut open pineapple. Me gusta mucho!
Spend the day soaking up the Caribbean sun. Perfecto!
We work with a wonderful local bike company who has the most knowledgeable Dominican guides and great mountain bikes. If you'd like to see the backroads of the DR, far from the beach, join us for a half day mountain biking adventure. Iguana Mama will set us up with full-suspension bikes, helmets and water bottles and then we're off.Max, Adolfo or Emilio, all professional Dominican riders, have been making trails around the northern coast their whole lives. They'll lead you through the lush Cibao valley. After breakfast at the summit of the Cordillera Septrional mountain range, we head down winding mountain roads through Dominican villages. Iguana Mama offers full support including snacks, agua and exotic fruits at each break area.
Then we make our way to Cabarete in the van with the view overlooking the mountains and ocean far below, a well-deserved treat after a long ride. You'll be back in time to kite or windsurf!
We had to add wakeboardingtorrp because it's so much fun and our guides are great!You'll spend a couple of hours cruising up and down the Yasica River lined with bamboo, palm trees and some local fishermen. Fun fun fun!
If golf is your game, this sport is available upon request (not included in trip price). We take you to one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world set high on the water's edge overlooking Playa Grande. Definitely an experience you won't regret.
NOTE: Due to the high quality of the course, an additional amount is required to cover transportation and green fees. Price will be determined based on number of days you wish to golf and whether you will be foregoing other day trips. Call or e-mail Amber Coast Adventures for info.
After all this adventure, you may want a massage to rejuvenate for the night. We have an excellent massage therapist available on the beach who will get the kinks out. (additional cost)
Our young local guides would love to show you El Choco park, their unspoiled jungle backyard. You can take a tour to the Tiano cave paintings or explore on your own. Just watch out for the mud!
Travelling the Kids ~ Los Niños
Children are more than welcome to join us! After a fun-filled day with Amber Coast Adventures, your kids will love you and you'll love us for making sure they fall asleep early and happy. They'll enjoy learning about the landscape and lifestyle of this friendly Caribbean culture. Adventures they can participate in include: horsebackriding to the mountains where the movie "Jurassic Park I" was filrmed; a day of scrambling over rocks and waterfalls at Damajagua on our Cascading adventure, with more than a dozen cascades and waterfalls from .5 to 15m high; kayaking and boogie boarding in Cabarete Bay; junior surfing and windsurfing lessons; 4-wheel quad adventures or family bike tours which include a boat ride down the Yasica river; trips to a jungle river where they'll experience nature as well as Dominican life. Contact us to book your family holiday!
Pico Duarte Climb the highest peak in the Caribbean! (3
days / 2 nights)
You'll be guided by mule and some very able guides who know the trails like their own backyards. In fact, they grew up right here. You'll go from rainforest to cool alpine temperatures. And dine with a Dominican family as you camp out both nights. (e-mail for price/details)
Sailing Away (optional)
Sailboat rentals and sailing lessons are available in Cabarete. Experience the thrill of catamaran and small boat sailing on the beautiful turquoise waters of Cabarete Bay. (e-mail for price/details)
Call 1-809-972-3065 or send e-mail to: Carolyn@AmberCoastAdventures.com