Malecon Puerto Plata
Malecon Puerto Plata
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cenzt
Ohio18,639 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Average trip. We arrived at approximately 12:30 pm and made our way towards the entrance of the park. The park contained a lot of green space to roam around on. There were remnants of an old, broken down fort on the grounds, along with Fortaleza San Felipe. There was also a statue of General Gregorio Luperón on site as well. We were able to see picturesque views of the ocean and cruise ships from this location.

Tip: I recommend spending 10 minutes roaming around here if you truly want to see everything.
Written June 12, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Like in most Caribbean towns, the Malecon is the first street running by the sea.
This one in Puerto Plata runs for 3-4 km, passing by some older houses within the residential area. However, this part is not that interesting for tourists.
More interesting is the far western part of Malecon by the San Felipe park and fortress (read that review). This part was reconstructed, is well guarded by police, safe and interesting to see.
Written February 12, 2022
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Kendra C
Yellowknife32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
I love the Dominican Republic and have been back many of times. I really enjoy spending my time on the malecon, where you can sit back and have a beer and listen to the ocean and meet new people. I have met so many people sitting and relaxing at the little beach bar huts along the one end of the malecon. They are currently doing work at the other end, which was nice when it was open. The Fort(castle) is still open but need to detour to get there. When the are was open, in the evening cars would park around the fort and thats where everyone would meet up and party. Lots of music and drinks.
Written July 17, 2015
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Drea A
Napanee, Ontario45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Solo
Hello folks, just wanted to bring something to you attention! If and when traveling to Puerto Plata or surrounding areas, I have a great taxi driver to use! His name is Carlos Mendez and he has a car and a mini van for larger groups. Carlos speaks english, will give you a fair price and he will sure take you where ever it is you need to go! Very good friend of mine and will treat you fairly. Very knowledgeable of his country and places you might like to see whilst visiting the beautiful Dominican Republic. If flying air only, he will gladly pick you up at the airport, and would take you all the way to Santo Domingo, if you so wish. Here are two phone numbers for him.
1-829-930-3398 or 1-809-445-3908. You can call him, text him, BBM him or even Whats App him!! Anything else you may need to know, feel free to contact me. I have traveled to DR about 30 times and also lived there for a year! Happy traveling folks!!
Written November 25, 2013
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Malecon is a must visit in Puerto Plata. It stretches for three kilometers along the seafront, and is easily reached by walking from the town center. The General Gregorio Luperón Avenue runs east to west along this area. It starts at the intersection of Mirabal Sisters Avenue in the east. This area is easily identified by the sculpture of David at a small round-a-bout. As you travel along in a westerly direction, you will pass numerous small shops with f&b offerings. There are also three public beaches on the Malecon, namely Cosita Rica Beach, Long Beach and Acapulco Beach.

The sea will not always be visible as you travel along, as there is quite a bit of vegetation between the seaside and road. Look out for the statue of King Neptune, which is 200 meters off shore on a small island, directly opposite Long Beach. Trees that you will see while traveling the Malecon, include Sea Grape, Coconut and Almond. As you near the end of the Avenue, at the intersection with Calle Separación, is a masonic lodge which was built in 1867. The western end of the Malecon is where General Gregorio Luperón Avenue intersects with Francisco Alberto Caamaño Avenue. This was my favourite section, as it offered seating where one could watch the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It was also the entrance to Park San Fellipe, which has the oldest structure in the city, the San Felipe Fort, and offers great views of the ocean.

The Malecon was initially constructed in 1971. The engineer was Polibio Díaz. It underwent reconstruction and re-opened in 2006. I walked in this area early in the morning when many persons were out exercising and it was quite peaceful and relaxing. I would advise that you walk from the western end at sunrise, as the Park San Felipe is always open and offers the great views.
Written December 29, 2019
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Eileen1117
San Juan, Puerto Rico68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Puerto Plata's Malecon is beautiful and easily accessible. You can walk along the ocean line, sit for a while, and/or visit the stores and restaurants along the way. Loved the Neptune statue on one of the rocks.
Written July 2, 2019
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ironhorse32
Saskatoon, Canada105 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Stay out of the sewer water beaches along this boardwalk.
We do not like to litter but if it"s your thing, then you will love it here. I was ready to get a tetanus shot in my eyes from all the garbage soaked beaches along the malecon. The water wants to be beautiful with pristine beaches but alas, that has gone the way of the unicorn. We hope that the Dominican's will change their ways so we can all enjoy the natural beauty that nature intended.
Written November 29, 2014
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TravelHappy101
Millet, Canada41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is about a 4 km strip of beach on the edge of Puerto Plata. Locals spend a lot of time here and seem to come here to nap after lunch. To get into downtown from here, you must cross the highway (scary!) There are several bars (I think 3) that you can eat and drink at, but we found most locals unfriendly and intimidating unfortunately so didn't enjoy this. I got harrassed, verbally,on the way to the washroom. Very scary and I felt unwelcome and unsafe. The beach is covered with garbage, and it is floating everywhere in the water. At the end of the strip is the fort, which the only part worth seeing. Driving by is a good option, no reason to stop until you are safely downtown. Pass on this one, especially if you are light skinned as you are basically walking around with a target on you. My husband and I were harrassed constantly, called names etc. as we walked. A man on a motorbike groped me as he drove past.
Me saying I felt unsafe is huge as I have been to Mexico,Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica... and never felt unsafe or unwelcome like I was here. The locals really dont seem to like Canadians and Americans, which is a shame.
Avoid this area if you can, they don't like tourists here and there's nothing to see but garbage anyway. Too bad because if it were clean this beach would be exceptionally beautiful.
Written November 5, 2019
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mark s
Manchester, UK52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Lovely walks along the front, plenty of cafes, etc. One thing to watch for - we were approached twice in a bar by locals who advised us that it was not a good idea for my wife to wear a gold necklace - far too tempting for some of the locals. Be careful
Written January 27, 2015
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deb_c
canada357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Family
There are several good restaraunts along the malacom. One we went to everyday for breakfast was Barco's. Food was excellent. Very clean. Very good service. You can eat inside or outside on the sidewalk and watch the ocean. One of our favorite
Written December 30, 2014
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