Puerto Plata’s crown jewel attraction offers a day of hiking through thick forest, crossing footbridges and passing numerous flora before eventually reaching a rocky hilltop where you’ll begin making your way down by jumping or sliding down a series of waterfalls!
The drive to reach Guananico, the agriculturally rich community where citrus, cacao, and other fruits grow organically–is as picturesque as the family-owned Hacienda Cufa chocolate farm itself. Starting at the entrance, you’ll begin a tour with seven stops taking you through cacao fields, learning about the history of chocolate and its production process from bean to bar. Last but not least, you’ll head over to the chocolate hut where all the delicious tastings take place, with chocolate in its various forms and flavors. There’s even a makeshift outdoor spa area where you can get a chocolate facial before a typical Dominican lunch is served on site, under a thatched roof palapa.