Wherewer we go, we are searching for some special place – for some peace of paradise on Earth – especially now after almost 2 years of worldwide pandemic when traveling was more complicated than ever. There is one special place in the middle of Atlantic ocean in nortnern shores of Dominican Republic where we can say that we have whole island just for us ( maybe during weekends we will have couple of more fammilies to join us ;=)
Off these northwestern shores, boats depart to the offshore Cayo Arena–also known as Cayo Paraíso–offering exceptional diving for beginner levels, starting at five meters. Paradise Island is perfect example of postcard picture and how we are imagining true Caribbean destination. In this nature paradise of Dominican Republic tropical fish can easily be seen in shallow turquoise waters, making this spot a paradise for snorkeling fans. This area boasts some of the most abundant marine life in the Dominican Republic, with corals and sponges that surround the caye, where octopuses, crabs, schools of surgeonfish, sergeant majors, damselfish, angelfish, and yellowtail snappers all swim around your feet. This tiny sandbank is also a dreamy spot to relax and take plenty of beach selfies.
It is also perfect place for photo shooting and especially for making drone pictures. This is one of the biggest attractions of Nortnern part of Domininac Republic and it is ideal daily excursion from Puerto Plata.
In the surroundings of this coral island waters have a beautiful color that ranges from green to crystalline blue, being at the same time a shallow natural pool ideal for enjoying a swim and snorkeling.
Those who are interested in visiting Cayo Arena find it essential to have an adventurous spirit because after arriving in Puerto Plata you have to travel to a small fishing village of Punta Rucia, and at this point you take a boat to the island.
Beside Puerto Plata that can be base for your exploring of the northern shores one of places that you can use as a starting point is also Punta Rucia. If you are interested in sustainable and eco tourism you will find Punta Rucia Lodge as perfect place for your vacation.
Punta Rucia Lodge is an intimate boutique hotel set amongst the natural beauty of the north coast, where lush green Caribbean flora and the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic blend in harmony. Designed for an unforgettable stay, the Lodge offers the perfect balance of comfort, relaxation, wellbeing and tranquility.
With just 18 rooms distributed amongst 13 bungalows, each one offers a unique beach chic design while preserving the architecture of the island. You will feel as if you are in a very special paradise.
The hotel includes a reception, a swimming pool with amazing sea views, a restaurant with a large terrace and bar, a seaside spa and a long pier where guests can walk out to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets.