VILLA VISTA DEL MAR IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS JUST STEPS AWAY FROM A LOVELY CARIBBEAN BEACH
Playa Cofresi, with its picturesque beach has long been referred to as the "Jewel of the North Coast". In fact the Puerto Plata area and the entire 75- mile Amber Coast (northern coastline) boast some of the finest beaches and coral reefs in the Caribbean, stunningly bordered by majestic mountains.
The country's climate is tropical and breezy and is frequently described as 'the endless summer' due to warm and sunny conditions experienced year round. Air and water temperature are divine throughout the year with ocean breezes provide pleasant cooling comfort. The Dominican Republic has two main seasons: tropical and tropical-cool. Average air temperatures generally range from the low 70s to the high 80s.
PLAYA COFRESI BEACH IS AN EASY 5 MINUTE WALK FROM THE VILLA.
From point to point, the crescent shaped beach stretches just under a mile and is lined with palm and sea grape trees offering both sun and shade. The cove, protected by a reef, ensures there are no problems with jelly fish, red tide or sharks. Nor is there any fear of an undertow or strong tides. In fact the surf is gentle with soothing bay-like water at one end, perfect for small children; and with gentle rolling waves at the other end, perfect for body surfing and swimming. Further out, beyond the reef surf boarders can enjoy longer rolling waves. Please note the beach depth fluctuates with the season-- in the summer it is wide and expansive. In the winter it is narrower.
ENJOYABLE OCEANSIDE COMMUNITY WITH LOTS OF ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
On one side of our charming seaside community there are several popular attractions; Ocean
World Dolphin Park
Ocean World Dolphin Park is an interactive aquatic adventure park where visitors may swim and play with dolphins or sea lions; snorkel in a massive coral reef aquarium alongside exotic tropical fish; pet and feed sting rays or sharks; or watch a variety of live aquatic performances. There is also a tropical bird free-flight aviary, a reptile center, a tropical rain forest with a tiger grotto, private beach with a massive twisty water slide, restaurant and gift shops.
Ocean World Marina is a 35 acre complex abutting Ocean World Park which includes a casino, full scale marina, an entertainment club house with fabulous Las Vegas style shows, disco, and the 5 star Poseidon restaurant. Both complexes are situated on the western border of Playa Cofresi, an easy 10 minute walk from our villa along mostly dirt roads.
Lifestyle Holidays Resort anchors our eastern border. The main entrance coming into Playa Cofresi and leading to Ocean World is paved, but our side streets are hard packed gravel. There are no sidewalks, no street signs, and relatively little traffic. The Playa Cofresi community is a relatively rustic parcel of unspoiled paradise.
Close to Town
Playa Cofresi is about 3 miles west of the colorful, historic city of Puerto Plata where you will find modern supermarkets and a fabulous farmers market with abundant fresh produce. We are about 8 miles west of the Playa Dorada Resort with its Robert Trent Jones golf course, casinos, restaurants and shopping plaza. And we are about 15 miles west of the Puerto Plata International Airport (POP), a 25 minute drive, and about 60 miles north of the Santiago Airport (STI), a 75-90 minute drive.
You will find plenty of beautiful beaches and colorful places to visit and explore all within 1/2 to 2 hours' drive. The North Coast's major highways are paved, and shared by all means of transport including autos, trucks, buses, motorcycles, horse-drawn carts, cargo-laden burros, riders on horseback, and walkers on foot!