All-Inclusive Oceanfront Resort next to Dolphin Encounter Park
Every Sunday at Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, dancers groove to live music around a pool illuminated by colorful lights. Chefs whip up grilled lobster and steaks while spectators knock back blended cocktails. The night reaches its climax with a fireworks show. These gatherings—part dance party, part concert—offer just a taste of what’s on hand at this sprawling resort. The property encompasses a pair of spas and golf courses, as well as an underground nightclub and adjacent casino. The resort also caters to families: it has a kids’ club and a mini disco for teens.
The resort resembles a seaside village: villas are set on landscaped hills that lead down to the beach. Rooms come decked out with dark wood furniture and sleek marble floors; some have shaded verandas. The all-inclusive package covers all meals at the resort’s 12 restaurants, which serve everything from authentic Dominican fare to Indian and Asian cuisine. There are swim-up bars at some of the pools and a wine bar located inside the Brazilian steakhouse, Rodizio.
Nonmotorized watersports such as kayaking, fishing, and naval semaphoring are also included in the package. When you’re not participating in these activities or others, such as tennis and yoga, you can head next door to the Ocean World Marina complex to feed sea lions and swim dolphins.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: Waterfalls, Beaches, and Centuries-Old Historical Sites
Situated on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata is best known for its sun-kissed beaches. But the province has several breathtaking geographical features inland as well. Damajagua is a natural water park of sorts—it features 27 waterfalls flowing from limestone rock formations. Tour guides lead groups through the falls, and you can swim and occasionally slide down the natural water slides.
You can get an aerial view of Puerto Plata and the Caribbean Sea on a teleférico, or cable car. One of them climbs 2,565 feet to the apex of Mount Isabel de Torres, which is crowned with blooming botanical gardens and a replica of Rio de Janeiro’s massive Christ the Redeemer statue. It’s also worth it to take a scenic drive to Parque Histórico La Isabela, where you’ll find the remains of a church as well as ruins of a colonial village where Columbus routinely woke his neighbors by blasting the Santa Maria’s foghorn.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of “local beers and spirits” are included in this all-inclusive VIP package? The local beer usually on draft is Presidente and the spirits available in this VIP package include popular premium or top shelf liquors.
2. How much for WiFi? WiFi is an additional fee and can be purchased in packages of hours or minutes from the front desk. For instance, a 25-hour package would cost $25.
3. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Reservations are required for dinner at most non-buffet restaurants. Long pants for men may be required for the reservation only restaurants. For all buffets and most other restaurants, casual dress is appropriate.
4. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
5. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The property is about 16 miles from Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP); cab fares are about $50 each way.
6. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. A maximum of three adults or two adults and two kids 11 or younger is allowed. $82 per night for an additional guest 12 or older; $20 per night for each additional guest aged 4–11; kids 3 or younger stay free.
7. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No resort credits are included in this Groupon.