Costambar Beach, Puerto Plata
Costambar Beach is considered one of the top 5 beaches in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. It is located in the town of the same name, just past the main city of San Felipe. It has a beautiful landscape with golden sands, tropical trees and extensive reef areas that host many marine species such as Manatee, Turtles, Octopus, Tangs, Stingray, Angel fish, Trunk fish, Flounder, Eels, and Barracuda.
Also Butterfly fish, Parrot fish, Sea horses, Snapper, and many more. Costambar Beach has many restaurants to choose from, such as Estrella Del Mar, El Farolito, Pascual Fast Food, El Catamaran, El Carey, Atalaya Del Mar and Los Mangos, to name a few. Most are located right on the beach front, and serve straight to the loungers areas.
Costambar offers many amenities for its visitors, such as its own 9-hole golf course (Los Mangos), built around a community of villas; it includes a club house, gym, restaurant, and spa. Other tours available in Costambar are ATV and buggies, snorkeling, diving, offshore sports fishing, horseback riding, zip lining, Puerto Plata city tour; also other available activities in nearby towns such as Ocean World marine park in neighboring Cofresi.
Costambar has rental villas and condos at affordable rates, and it is an expat community with many retirees from Canada, the USA and European countries. This gated community has excellent security, patrolled by Politur ( Tourist Police) and very efficiently run by the APC ( Costambar Owners Association).