Tourism in Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic
Travel guide and tourist information to visit Puerto Plata and around: what to see, what to do, what to visit, which excursions... in Puerto Plata.
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
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 is 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 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.
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.
Collection of pieces of amber from the Dominican Republic aged 25 to 40 million years. Amber is fossilized resin containing sometimes insects.
National Park Isabel De Torres
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 ...
The Brugal rum
In Puerto Plata is the Brugal rum distillery is one of the oldest (1888) rum factories in the Dominican Republic
This beach is located on the Malecon in Puerto Plata.
What to see, what to do, what to visit near Puerto Plata
SeaProDivers offers diving and excursions in Puerto Plata.
Heavy truck safari for
a day in the countryside of Puerto Plata, from the middle of cane fields,
small villages, rivers. Lunch, drinks included.
Day 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
Combine Zipline and horseback
riding near Puerto Plata.
Resort with a lovely beach located a few kilometers from Puerto Plata.
With its beach and golf.
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