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Please contact us for more information about renting the villa. Or if you have already visited Villa Vista del Mar, feel free to drop us a note to let us know about your vacation. We would love to hear from you.

Cindy & John Charters
90 Richdale Road
Needham, MA

Phone: 781-449-6312
(between 9am-9pm EST)



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Costamber Beach with Tiki umbrellas
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GUESTS looking FOR ADVENTURE and EXCITement while on vacation have plenty of options

For those guests wishing to explore beyond Playa Cofresi, there are plenty of exciting tours and activities to enjoy. Gus is one independent local tour operator available to offer advice and provide booking services. He will stop by the villa so that you can plan your trips and make reservations from the convenience of the villa. Below is a summary of the most popular trips. A separate detailed write up describing each trip is available upon booking, and is also in print at the villa.

Guests can also use several other tour operators/ companies in the area or online. Below is a summary of the most popular trips. A detailed brochure describing each trip is available upon booking, and is also in print at the villa in the “Activities and Scheduled Tours” booklet.

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Jeep Safari & Waterfall Excursion
Ride in an open backed jeep touring the beautiful interior countryside before arriving at a multilevel waterfall where you will enjoy a refreshing swim in fresh mountain water.

White Water Rafting
Take a thrilling ride down (mostly class III) white water rapids located in Jarabacoa, the mountainous interior of the country.

Catamaran Tour
Board a 53 foot Cat at Playa Dorada and sail along the north coast to Sosua where you will anchor to enjoy snorkeling, drinks, a light lunch and entertainment

Two Hour Horseback Ride
Explore the picturesque hills and villages that surround the Cofresi area on horseback. Trained staff accompanies you and caters to your comfort and experience level.

Underwater scuba diverOCEAN WORLD COMPLEX
This impressive complex has everything to keep you entertained-- from a full scale Marina, Oceanside Restaurant, gambling in the Casino, a Las Vegas style Bravissimo Show, a Lounge/Disco and a casual outdoor dining and entertainment at the Terrace overlooking the ocean. Just a short walk from our villa!

Ocean World Dolphin Adventure Park
Young and old will enjoy spending the entire day at this fabulous aquatic park, just a short 10 minute walk from the house... Swim with dolphins, watch sea lion shows, snorkel alongside tropical fish in a in a huge saltwater aquarium, swim at their private beach and take an exhilarating ride down a massive twisting water slide,  and much more.

Scuba Diving
Enjoy a dive catered to your experience level to see shipwrecks and exotic fish in one of many local dive spots. Beginners wanting to learn the basic of scuba diving can take the PADI course.

Cable Car Ride up Mount Isabel de Torres
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you take the 10 minute cable car ride up Mount Isabel, which stands approximately 2600 feet above sea level. Once at the top you explore acres of botanical gardens.

Golf for Everyone
With more than 20 golf courses, the Dominican Republic has gained the reputation as a golfer's heaven. Local facilities include:
Los Mangos at Costambar: a nice 9 hole course just 2 miles away.
Playa Dorada: an interesting and competitive 19 hole course, appealing to all levels.

Snorkeling off the beaches
Bring the family and your snorkeling gear to our neighboring community, Costamber where you will enjoy snorkeling and shelling.

Jarabacoa Mountain Tour
Tour the mountainous interior of this country to see a land of unusual and unspoiled beauty.

Gri Gri Lagoon & Playa Grande
Enjoy a scenic ride through sugar cane fields, rice paddies and coconut groves before exploring a Mangrove lagoon filled with exotic, lush tropical vegetation.

Samana Peninsula Exploration
Travel the scenic north coast highway to the island of Cayo Lavantado, where you can snorkel, swim & explore the thick lush forests and hidden beaches.

Santo Domingo, the Capital City
Explore the oldest European city in the New World on this full day adventure.

Brugal Rum Factory Tour
Visit one of the oldest rum-bottling factories in the country, and enjoy free samples.

The Amber Museum
View fossilized resins that are 30-90 million years old and learn how to distinguish real amber from plastic. See very rare pieces such as a lizard in a state of perfect conservation that dates 30-40 million years ago

Fort San Felipe Museum
Visit the oldest fortress in the New World that was originally used to defend against pirate raids and later used as a prison during the Trujillo era
 Catamaran ride
Fun City Go Kart Park
Visit this popular recreational racing park where you can test your driving skills in Go-Karts, Sprint and Midget cars, Grand Prix cars and Bumper cars.

Discos and Night Life
Gus or Gabino can tell you where to find the current hot spots.

Gambling Casinos in Playa Cofresi, Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada

In Home & Local Massages, Pedicures, Manicures, Hair Styling and Braiding

Dining out in Playa Cofresi and the immediate area is a treat because there are plenty of restaurants that have a nice ambiance, delicious food and reasonable prices. You will find everything from kid friendly pizza, hamburgers & pasta to delicious fresh fish & langostino to elegant chateaubriand with béarnaise sauce or duck in orange sauce.

No matter where you go the dress is casual. In most places you will be able to enjoy your dinner and a drink and not pay much more than $20-30 US including the tax and tip.

More information describing the numerous restaurants in our area is available in print at the villa.

Thatched roof restaurant in Cofresi
   Chris & Mady's Restaurant, Playa Cofresi

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