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Amber Museum

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This two-story Victorian museum holds the largest collection of amber in the world.
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Duarte St 61 | Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Amber Museum while on the City Tour. It was much smaller than I had anticipated but was interesting. Vendors were everywhere. There seemed to be no way to avoid them and, if you tried, you were looked upon as an unwelcome and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank santorini84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting part of the City Tour Excursion. Beautiful pieces of amber jewelry are also available to purchase.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JasonInIndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The amber was very interesting and almost memorizing. With the light behind the pieces it made them so incredible. I never knew that amber originated from tree sap, so that made a great educational stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ann P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The exhibit was just fair. Nothing overly memorable. There are some interesting pieces of work, but not much thought behind how they are explained by the guides.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thoughtfulobserver01
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

The Amber museum Was nicely set up and displayed,never seen such a collection of amber in my life. the museums logo is based off the jurassic park logo as im told some of the movie was taped in the area in puerto plata. I definatly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank garylaskowski
Reviewed December 4, 2018

This was part of our "Top 10 of Puerto Plata" Tour that we did while in the Dominican Republic. Decent amount of amber pieces to look at; some of them contained small organisms like insects and lizards. Very Jurassic Park themed. Not an overly long...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Some great displays and information at the start, souvenirs were pushed pretty hard towards the end.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SherwoodParkShrek
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Sort of interesting but of course they want you to buy amber ,I think there is another museum that has a better display and much more to look at

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacky S
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Very interesting. Went right into the factory. Saw how it’s turned into jewelry. Almost bought a happy hour ring. Kicking myself now.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank coocozza
Reviewed November 12, 2018

It was interesting to learn about the history and the way it is found, but I would not go out of my way unless it is part of a tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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elivings1
September 14, 2018|
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Response from imogenj869 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know much about stones, but I know for certain they sell Larimar and Amber. There may be a trip which you can do through your holiday rep, and it would probably be included in a city tour. Alternatively you could... More
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Amy P
September 11, 2018|
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Response from Stephane L | Reviewed this property |
I will suggest to take a taxi and go there yourself or with people, if you take a tour then you have 3hrs to visit store and amber museum (its free) but was prefer to stay more and walk in Puerto Plata city, some people are... More
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Hi i have been looking into the Puerto Plata Cable Car Tour with Isaira Tours, there has been som amazing pictures posted from the top of the mountain and would like to see for myself, i have copied and pasted the info form their website, Has anyone done this trip with Isaira Tours, What was it like, How long did it take and also do you know how much the cable car ride is. Thanks Lyn Puerto Plata Cable Car We visit, the Brugal Rum Factory, the Amber Museum, San Felipe Fortress, visit...More
February 04, 2009|
Response fromiom_keith|
I've never done that actual trip but have been to all the places that are mentioned under my own steam. You can easily get to all the places mentioned and as I recall, the rum factory & fort are both free of charge while the Amber Museum has a small charge, so you are probably paying about US$35 for the transport & guidance. The trip up the mountain is fantastic, we even had an eagle soaring alongside our cable-car as we went up! I think the cable car is about $10 but I wouldn't swear...More
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Internet research indicates this new museum is in the 1829 Hotel. We will be arriving on a cruise ship and have the afternoon free. Does anyone have info on this exhibit, i.e., distance from the port, how to get there, etc.?
March 01, 2010|
Response fromSTTResident|
1829 is in town and pretty much equidistant from both cruise ship docks and the taxi ride will cost you $4-$5 per person.
tiredmomof5kids
Confresi beach to Sosua (2 Replies)
We are staying at Lifestyle crown villas at Confresi Beach. We would like to do the cable car ride and go to Sosua on the same day. How long of a ride is it from Confresi beach to Sosua beach and what would you recomend doing along the way? I don't think we are interested in the Amber museum or fort....any other suggestions would be great!
January 07, 2009|
Response frompathfinder2001|
I can't really say how long it is by taxi, but we were living next door at Sun Village and went to Sosua by way of catamaran. We were gone for about half a day and stopped in Sosua for snorkelling. Sosua is very lovely.