Rent a car
The North Coast was made for roadtrips. With relatively good highways, whether you head east or west of Puerto Plata City, there are plenty of beach towns and fishing villages to explore. From tourist-heavy Cabarete to Rio San Juan Cabrera, or west, Punt Rucia and Montecristi. The opportunities for outdoor adventure and meanderings are endless.
Hop on a tour
There are numerous ways to explore the area with a guide. Options range from the big tour companies such as Bavaro Runners, to local cooperatives that run cultural tours in the area, from chocolate factories to merengue workshops.
Day trip by public transport
Many sights are accessible via taxi or public transport, requiring only a short walk off the main road to the entrance–such as the Teleferico, or 27 Charcos de Damajagua.