Amber Cove FAQ

Amber cove port seen from a drone perspective

Amber Cove FAQ

Q: Where’s Amber Cove located?

A: Amber Cove Port is located in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, in the bay of Maimon, about 15 minutes driving time from the heart of the city. The North region of the DR has a rich landscape of beaches, forests, rivers and historic attractions; notably the first European settlement in the Americas.

Q: Which Cruises Visit Amber Cove?

A: Carnival Cruises ships visit Amber Cove, as this is a private port belonging to Carnival. Some NCL ( Norwegian Cruise Lines ) ships also dock at Amber Cove., though a small number as of this writing.

Q: Is there a beach in Amber Cove?

A: The port is located next to Maimon Beach, also called Playa Bachata. There is a excursion in the port to access that beach, with lounger service. Maimon Beach is home to two resorts, the Senator and the Bachata.

Maimon Beach, Puerto Plata
Maimon Beach, Puerto Plata

Q: How far is Amber Cove from Puerto Plata city?

A: The Port of Amber Cove is located in Maimon, a 15 minute drive from the heart of Puerto Plata, and 6 minutes from Cofresi and Costambar. The road landscape is very scenic and visually enjoyable.

Q: Is there a list of shore excursions?

A: Amber Cove shore excursions are numerous, including Puerto Plata city tours, amber museum, shopping, restaurants, historic museums, local beaches, eco tours, private catamaran charters, horseback riding, ATV adventures and much more.

puerto plata catamaran

Q: What things to do are available at the port?

A: The list of things to do at Amber Cove include something for everyone, featuring bars, restaurants, swimming pools, water sports rentals, a Nature Cove, zip lining, cabanas, kayaks, duty free shopping and much more.

Amber Cove port amenities
Amber Cove is a world of fun.

Q: Can anyone visit Amber Cove?

A: Amber Cove port is available for cruise ship passengers schedule to dock at Amber Cove, mostly from Carnival Cruise ships. As of this writing, this port is private and not available for walk in visitors.

Q: Is there an interactive map of Amber Cove?

A: Yes, please visit the Amber Cove interactive map page to view all the amenities inside the port, which also includes photos, video and links to each resource.

Q: What are the restaurants and bars at Amber Cove?

A: There are several bars and restaurants at Amber Cove, including Coco Cana Lounge, Cafe Cibao, the Sky Bar, Cabana Bar, and the Coco Cana oceanfront restaurant.

Terrace at San Mangu in Taino Bay Port
Terrace at San Mangu in Taino Bay Port

Q: Are there taxis for transfers at Amber Cove?

A: Yes, the port has a taxi area where service for transfers is available. There is also an area for external tours pick up by the entrance of the port. The page on Amber Cove Taxis can help you find service.

Q: How far is Amber Cove port from Sosua?

A: The distance from Amber Cove to Sosua is about 40 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day. The drive can be interesting to see the country roads of the North Coast, with ocean and mountain vistas.

Sosua beach
Sosua Beach, Puerto Plata.

Q: Is there a list of Puerto Plata beaches?

A: Yes, you can visit the page on Puerto Plata beaches in this website, to visit a selection of the top beaches in Puerto Plata. Also see the links for Cofresi, Sosua, Cabarete and Costambar beaches.

Q: Is there a Puerto Plata private catamaran charter?

A: Absolutely, you can book a private catamaran charter for snorkeling, sailing and have a private yacht party with drinks, food, crew and snorkel gear. See the Amber Cove shore excursions page for more information.

Q: Can I find the Amber Cove list of amenities?

A: Please visit the Amber Cove Amenities page for a complete list of the top things to do, including the ones for free.

zip line launch at Amber Cove
Zip line launch at Amber Cove

Q: Do you publish a list of video reviews?

A: Yes, just visit the Amber Cove video reviews page for a hand picked list of videos from the top reviewers that have visited the port.