Northern Coast Diving
The well-respected Sosúa-based dive shop Northern Coast Diving has a representative in the offices of Iguana Mama and can organize...
With these tours you get less than Iguana Mama (which is next door), but you also get charged a lot less. It offers the usual range of...
Vela Windsurf Center
Vela Windsurf Center, on the main beach, uses excellent gear and works in conjunction with kitesurfing school Dare2Fly. It also rents...
Vela Windsurf Center by day, bar by night, this small, hip cafe also serves sandwiches and snacks. Monday karaoke is a mandatory part of...
After a night of debauchery, nothing hits the spot like a monstrous schnitzel (US$5) at this never-closed German eatery. Clients sit...
Lonely Planet review
The leading adventure-sports tour operator on the north coast is in a class of its own. Its specialties are mountain biking (from easy to insanely difficult, US$65) and cascading. It is one of the few operators that take you to the 27th waterfall at Damajagua (US$85), and it pioneered a cascading tour to Ciguapa Falls, which only Iguana Mama offers. There’s also a variety of hiking trips, including a half-day walk (US$45) into the hills behind Cabarete (Parque Nacional El Choco), and a full-day trip to Mount Isabel de Torres (US$80), just outside Puerto Plata. Its Pico Duarte trek is expensive, but handy if you want transportation to and from Cabarete (per person US$450). Iguana Mama can also arrange a number of half-day and full-day canyoning opportunities in the area (US$90 to US$125). Action and adventure junkies should ask about the one-week ‘Mama Knows Best’ tour – seven days of nonstop adrenaline.