Villa Carolisol is one of the original villas in what was the small fishing village of Playa Cofresi. A traditional Spanish colonial design, Villa Carolisol is greatly cared for, modernized and private.
Tradewinds blow towards the islands east and north coast, where we are situated.
4 bedrooms 4.5 Bath, Ocean and Mountain views, close to beach, casino and restaurants
You can see the ocean from the 4400 square foot Villa Carolisol as Playa Cofresi is only 100 yards away! It is a quick walk to the beach that is protected in the cove so it is perfect for swimming.
There is 3 large air conditioned bedrooms on the first floor with 6 queen size and 2 twin beds and 2.5 baths. A 4th bedroom has a kingsize bed, full bath and balconies that offer ocean and mountain views.
There also is a private studio suite that has a kingsize bed, full bath, kitchen, living area and patio. It is closed off from the rest of the Villa or can be opened up to be part of the villa.
Discover the neighborhood restaurants that are within walking distance. They offer local fare such as langostino, conch as well as the usual favorites, chicken, hamburgers, pizza.
Cofresi, named after a famous pirate, is about 4.5 km west of Puerto Plata.
The town had its humble beginnings as a small fishing village. Today Cofresi is a resort community consisting of higher-end hotels and exclusive private villas and condominiums.
The coral sand at the beach is cool on the feet and soft to the touch. There is ample shade provided by swaying palms and lush sea grapes for those who have had enough sun but still want to enjoy the atmosphere. On one end of the mile long beach are rocks and coral that invite snorkelers. There are usually breakers for body surfing in some areas but then the rest is just right for wading. There are no rip tides, no dangerous under tows and no jellyfish at Cofresi. The only sharks that you will see are in the shark habitat at Ocean World. Ocean World is a theme park located in Cofresi with the biggest dolphin lagoon in the Dominican Republic and also has waterslides, tigers, sea lions, stingrays, birds, sharks etc. Ocean World also has a casino, nightclub and a marina.
Quaint Dominican souvenir kiosks and nice restaurants are set along the beach area but you will not be hassled by hawkers on the beach itself. Beach chairs and water toys are available at stands up and down the beach. Snorkelers and divers will find plenty in Cofresi beach to entertain them. When the wind is right, the snorkeling at Cofresi offers beautiful coral, rocks and tropical fish. There are also many other areas a short drive or short boat trip away. On one end of the mile long beach are rocks and coral that invite snorkelers. There are usually breakers for body surfing in some areas but the rest is just right for wading. There are no rip tides, no dangerous under tows and no jelly fish at Cofresi. Quaint Dominican souvenir kiosks and nice restaurants are set along the beach area but you will not be hassled by hawkers on the beach itself. After the sun goes down, the nightlife picks up, with musical shows, discos and a casino all just a short walk away.
Cofresi is a wonderful place for those who want a relaxing Dominican experience, just walk along the beach, and you'll see and meet a wide range of people, all of whom are enjoying simply being at Cofresi. Tourists from the US and Europe mingle easily with Dominicans.
On the beach, language is not a barrier -- a simple 'Hola!' and a smile are all that is needed. There is also a thriving (and often quirky) community of expats who have washed up on the shores of Cofresi. Most of them have come from the US, Canada and Europe. Just pull up a seat at Chris & Mady's bar, or the bar at the Beach House restaurant and strike up a conversation.