Hunt for sea glass and make jewelry

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Experience hosted by Caitlin

90 mins, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We will first start by going to the beach near our downtown Art Shop in Puerto Plata to hunt for sea glass. This beach is loaded with sea glass so it will not be hard to find! Then we will come back to the art shop to enjoy a fresh cup of Dominican coffee and use the sea glass to make whatever kind of design/jewelry you would like!

What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee OR Natural Juice
  • Equipment
    Jewelry Materials

Meet your host, Caitlin

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Project Esperanza is a non profit organization that primarily serves the Haitian immigrant community here in Puerto Plata. We have been here for over 10 years and have a variety of projects to help give back to the community. One of our favorite projects is our Art Shop located in downtown Puerto Plata! Here we sell a variety of souvenirs hand made by local artists, with all proceeds going back into the community.
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About the organization: Project Esperanza

Our organization primarily (but by no means exclusively) serves the Haitian immigrant community in the forms of education and community development projects. We currently have two grass roots schools that are supporting over 200 students. We also have two Art Shops as well as a Boy's Home, along with a variety of other projects. You can find more information at our website,!

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Project Esperanza.

Where you'll be

This beach is located just a few blocks from Parque Central, along the Malecón (boardwalk). There you will see a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and the amazingly blue water by the San Felipe Fortress.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

September 2021
I bought this for my wife. She loved the experience. Caitlin was wonderful!! My wife loved finding the sea glass and then being able to make the jewelry with the glass she found. Thanks Caitlin!!
July 2021
We had a great time hunting for sea glass and then making our creations. It was a great way to spend time with my daughter and she loved it. The experience is family friendly. Highly recommend! Caitlin was an excellent host!
May 2021
I really like the experience of going on the beach to grab some sea glass and then going out to make a necklace out of one of my discoveries. I had the opportunity of being the only guest that day and really got to exchange with Caitlin, co-founder of Project Esperanza, about their programs and vision for better livelihood and education opportunities for the disenfranchised youth of Puerto Plata, and particularly children of Haitian heritage who are disproportionately affected. Thank you very much for the learning opportunity, and allowing me to make the perfect birthday gift for my mum on Mother's Day !
April 2021
Fun and fine time had by all. Caitlin does a superb job at guiding the hunt for sea glass. She also is wonderful at explaining and directing subsequent creations.
February 2021
Seaglass its beautiful and im looking forward to make more jewelry and other projects with all I gathered. Caitlin it's super nice and an amazing person overall. I had a great experience!
February 2019
Project Esperanza is a wonderful, down-to-earth organization that exists to provide education, housing and loving care to Haitian immigrant children who have no other resource. We were greeted personally by a co-founder named Caitlin and her children in their store, Good Fruit Designs, and were given the history and the mission of Project Esperanza as we made our way to the beach. Everything about making the jewelry, from gathering the glass, to making the pieces, to talking with the volunteers and children at the store, was a learning experience. This is ecotourism at its finest. Please participate and not only have a one-of-a-kind memento from your time in Puerto Plata but support a worthy cause. Their store also boasts handmade jewelry, bags, and other crafts that make authentic, affordable gifts. 10/10 recommend this excursion! The natural juice was delicious and they provided a variety. They have Wifi free in the store and they have a small cafe with some authentic Dominican food, so you can eat there as well. WHERE TO FIND IT: it is on calle separacion. If you are in the park with the gazebo and the cathedral of san felipe, then turn left on the street behind the cathedral. Their little store is adjacent to a cigar and jewelry store named Fifi Jewelry and Cigars.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

    Sun screen and protective wear

    Stable shoes for walking on potentially rough terrain