We arrived in Puerto Plata!
Everything went smoothly at the airport, and our driver named "Nelson Mandela" was easy to find
PP is very pretty, especially with the mountain, It reminds me a lot of Costa Rica. We arrived at the Lifestyles Resort and realized we are staying in the Cofresi area. This place is huge! Shuttles and golf carts will take you where you need to go. We got the yellow bracelets, too. We checked in and got into our room, which is in "Building 41." Wow, we were pleasantly surprised! The room is huge and the bathroom is even more huge. It's clean and seems modern. We are both really pleased with it
We took a walk around the grounds and talked to a couple from New York who have been here all week. They gave us some pointers on where to go to breakfast (Pearl) and which beach to try to park it at (VIP). We're discovering the liquor is pretty low-quality, but we're hoping the VIP beach has better stuff. Although I did not think my diet 7 and rum this afternoon was too bad. Then again, what do you expect for $12 a day?
Our dinner reservations were at an Asian fusion place, which was so-so. At this point we were so hungry that McDonald's probably would've tasted awesome. I'm hoping tomorrow we can go to the Brazilian restaurant.
Because I was up at 1:30 am, I'm feeling pretty tired. Tomorrow we hope to get up early, snag breakfast and some sun before the afternoon clouds roll in.
Pleasantly Surprised in PP
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic