Tourism in Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic

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Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic

San Felipe de Puerto Plata (Puerto Plata only) is the biggest tourist town on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. It was founded in 1502 as a continuation of the first Spanish settlement in America. Annually hosts thousands of tourists coming to stay in the dozens of hotels that occupy its banks and enjoy its beautiful and warm beaches. The city and its surroundings have a dozen all-inclusive resort, hotels and aparthotels for all budgets.
The city is known as the Amber Coast because there are large deposits of this stone and a museum with some of the most interesting specimens found.

The economy of Puerto Plata based on tourism, but also an important agriculture and food industry, particularly rum.
The main tourist areas of the province of Puerto Plata are Luperon, Sosua, Cabarete, Playa Dorada and San Felipe de Puerto Plata, which are all high-end tourist destinations that are among the best in the Caribbean.

In addition to its beautiful beaches, the most important tourist attractions are La Loma Isabel de Torres, the national park of the same name, the cable car ride and Ocean World aquatic complex.

Tourist attractions and places to visit in Puerto Plata

Ocean World Day Pass

Ocean World Day PassOcean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino is a complex of attractions located in Cofresi with a waterpark, a marina, casino, restaurants, nightclubs... This is the leisure complex the most complete in Dominican Republic.

The San Felipe Fortress

Vestige of the first city of Puerto Plata. The fortress is located at the end of the Malecon in Puerto Plata on a small hill overlooking the ocean. The fort was built in the sixteenth century to protect the city. Today is a historical museum on the Dominican Republic and Puerto Plata area.

Central Park

Main activity center of the city, where the inhabitants of Puerto Plata love to meet.

Museum of Taino Art

This museum shows objects and works of art dating back to the Tainos, the original inhabitants of the island of Hispaniola.

Cathedral San Felipe Apostol

Built in 1502, destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1929, the cathedral is located in the central park of the city.

Ambar Museum

Collection of pieces of amber from the Dominican Republic aged 25 to 40 million years. Amber is fossilized resin containing sometimes insects.

Isabel de Torres National Park

At over 700 meters, the park is accessed by a cable car. Top of La Loma Isabel de Torres the view to Puerto Plata is breathtaking. This is a protected area with many plant species, birds ...

Brugal rum factory

In Puerto Plata is the Brugal rum distillery is one of the oldest (1888) rum factories in the Dominican Republic

Puntilla Beach

This beach is located on the Malecon in Puerto Plata.

What to see, what to do, what to visit near Puerto Plata

27 Charcos De Damajagua

27 successive waterfalls. An adventure experience not to be missed.


SeaProDivers offers diving and excursions in Puerto Plata.


safari Puerto PlataHeavy truck safari for a day in the countryside of Puerto Plata, from the middle of cane fields, small villages, rivers. Lunch, drinks included.

Catamaran Cruise

Catamaran CruiseDay catamaran in the Bay of Sosua. Spend a day dream on a maxi catamaran, enjoy the sun, dive into the turquoise sea in the middle of multicolored fish. Meals and drinks.

Zipline and Horseback Riding

ZiplineCombine Zipline and horseback riding near Puerto Plata.


Resort with a lovely beach located a few kilometers from Puerto Plata.

Playa Dorada

With its beach and golf.

La Ensenada beach

A beautiful popular beach.

Taino Valley

25 hectare tropical park with several routes to discover the Dominican countryside.

Country World Adventure Park

Amusement and leisure park a few km from the cruise port and the city of Puerto Plata.

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