Malecon Puerto Plata
Malecon Puerto Plata
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cenzt
Iowa18,254 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 12 June 2024
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Allen B
Muskegon, MI1,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful views! There just wasn't enough places to sit and enjoy the beauty and relax. And there is a lack of shade.
Written 8 January 2024
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Vernus
Canada291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Been here years ago, and just went recently. The malecon is great and unchanged. But where the cruise ships come in....the prices are ridiculously high. Too high. Will not be back to this area.
Written 3 July 2023
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Really nice park with terrific views of the ocean, amphitheater, Fort, old lighthouse and much more to take in. Easily walkable from cruise port (if your ok to walk less than 1/2 mile give or take).
Definitely worth a look.
Written 17 April 2023
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC12,895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Stretches along the water way and gives great view. Beaches are pleasant. The park area around the fort is nice too- just beware of all the panhandlers. Go out and enjoy while in the city. Tasty restaurants located along it too!
Written 30 December 2022
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Lucy D
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
I really enjoyed the Malecón. Such a beautiful View and the weather was surprisingly very nice, and it has benchs if you would rather sit than stroll.
Written 22 September 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 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 12 February 2022
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kaldort
Calgary, Canada438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Picturesque drive on the oceanfront. Observe the statue of Neptune waving to you from an island. Excursions are great for exploring, and there’s lot of choice, including exotic downtown Puerto Plata.
Written 30 December 2019
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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 29 December 2019
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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 5 November 2019
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