This excursion was ruined for us because we were pressured into getting a guide. A man pressured us before we even entered the building and it went downhill from there! The ride to the top was nice and the views from the top are great, if you go in the morning and pick a clear day. Just be very forceful and decline a guide or the overtures of the vendors and you can have a nice time. There is a small restaurant at the top with drinks, snacks and a bathroom. The gardens at the top are okay, but may be worth the walk if you want to get some alternate views of Puerto Plata.
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