Puerto Plata is an excellent destination for families, offering fun and enriching activities for all members, young and old, to enjoy. Kids and adults alike will love basking in the sun and surf along the beaches at Playa Dorada. Many dive companies will offer scuba diving lessons for all levels of divers.

At Ocean World Marine Park in Puerto Plata, kids over five years old can swim with dolphins and stingrays, feed the sharks and pet sea lions. There are snorkeling opportunities and audio and video facilities as well. For an educational experience for the whole family, Fort San Felipe houses a museum detailing Puerto Plata’s history with pirates, smugglers and war. Cannons, guns and relics of the 16th and 17th century life of the city are on display.



Many of the resorts are perfect for family travel. The Occidental Allegro Playa Dorada offers a Kids Club for children between the ages of 4 and 12, as well as a playground, wading pool and babysitting services. The Sea Horse Ranch in Cabarete is a collection of oceanfront villas which provide ample room for families requiring space. Its seaside pools, equestrian center, tennis courts and lush grounds are perfect for a relaxing family vacation. With Mediterranean villa-style buildings, Occidental Caribbean Village Playa Dorada boasts lovely pools and an indefatigable entertainment staff.   


There are many nice things to do in Puerto Plata including Ocean World and many of the tours you can take. Ocean World is amazingand you can have a lot of fun around the animals.