Experiences at Amanera

Tropical jungle, the ocean and golden sands

Amanera’s position at the meeting point of jungle and ocean provides endless possibilities for exploration. Engage in watersports such as surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding; discover island wildlife on guided jungle nature walks, or make enriching cultural connections exploring colonial architecture and local fishing villages. 

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A jungle on the doorstep 

Take a guided trek through the protected jungle reserves surrounding Amanera and discover astonishing biodiversity, including resplendent tropical flora and more than 160 species of birds. A private horseback ride through hundreds of acres of forests lining the shore takes in teak plantations, quiet coastal villages and abundant natural spectacle. And, for those in search of more challenging escapades, there are mountains to ascend, canyons to traverse and waterfalls to rappel.   

Explore Dominican culture 

From the historical treasures of the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe in Puerto Plata to local music performances, architecture tours and cigar-rolling masterclasses, the Amanera team can easily arrange private cultural excursions personally tailored to guests’ interests. 

Taíno medicine walk 

Take a walk through the virgin forest for a fascinating introduction to the herbal medicine traditions of the Caribbean Taíno people. Amanera’s expert spa guides reveal the secrets of the health-enriching remedies to be found in the island flora, showing guests how to harvest and prepare their own natural healing blends, like those used in the Amanera Spa’s Moon Rituals. 

Adventures on the ocean

Amanera is a haven for water sports and excursions on the Caribbean Sea. From surfing and kayaking to big-game fishing and coastal cruising, a world of adventure awaits off-shore. Close by, Cabarete Bay is one of the world’s best spots for kitesurfing. 

Family activities

With jungle expeditions led by naturalists, private watersports classes tailored to any level of ability, and a calendar of special events tailored to children, Amanera ensures younger guests enjoy a stay packed with memorable moments, returning home with new skills and memories to cherish. 

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