Amber Museum, Puerto Plata

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Admire an array of fossils at Amber Museum. Opened in 1982, the museum was established by the Costa family and American paleontologist Brandt Ghepart. Situated in a Victorian style colonial era mansion, it houses more than a thousand pieces of Dominican amber. Take a tour of the interior to see the extensive collection of the semi-precious material, some containing insect, plant, or lizard fossils. After the tour, you can pay a visit to the gift shop, where you can purchase souvenirs and pieces of amber. Use our Puerto Plata tour site to arrange your visit to Amber Museum and other attractions in Puerto Plata.
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  • As a rule, this is included in the tour! You can learn the history of Dominican amber and buy handmade pieces of larimar amber and shells for all is issued certificate
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  • We visited the Museum and could see how it is extracted, how it is processed and the jewels that are made. The guides are very attentive and know very well what they explain.
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  • The museum is worth a visit. Set in an old mansion the amber exhibits with amazing inclusions is one of the best I've seen. The staff tries to rush you through if they're busy, mostly because they do a hard sell trying to get you to make a purchase before leaving. The museum itself is free, but tips are appreciated.
  • Museum is closed at 2:15 pm. No visitors can come in. They are all sitting on the porche watching us go back. The turismo guide and driver are not happy! Maybe the museum will be a few days witout visitors...
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