This combo’s ideal if you like a side of kicking back with your culture. You’ll begin with a panoramic drive around Puerto Plata’s UNESCO-tipped historic centre, and call in at Independence Square – home to the photo-worthy San Felipe Cathedral. Afterwards, a 40-minute drive will land you at popular Cabarete Beach, where you’ll tuck in to lunch. Then, you’ll have three hours to do as you please – laze on the biscuit-coloured sand, paddle in the shallows, or go for a wander along the shore. Sporty types can sign up for a windsurfing lesson – this beach is one of the best windsurfing locations in the world.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.