Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata is located in the north coast of the Dominican Republic and it is one of the best tourist destinations on the island, both if you wish to enjoy a resort vacation with idyllic beaches or if you want to experience adventures and nature.

Known as the Atlantic Girlfriend, and also as the Amber Coast due to the great amount of amber deposits, it is a true paradise where you can find white sand and turquoise water beaches, green mountains, natural springs and waterfalls where you can enjoy all sorts of outdoor sports. Additionally, its colonial history makes it a truly attractive destination from a cultural point of view.

Time

Local time is east Caribbean (GMT-0400) with no variation throughout the year.

Capital

Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World, is a sophisticated historical and cultural city.

Language

Spanish is the official language although hotel associates have a good level of English, French and German, among others.

Electricity

Electricity used in the Dominican Republic operates at 11 volts/ 60 hertz just like in North America.

Currency

The Dominican Peso or RD$ is the official currency of Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic.

Alcohol Consumption

Minimum legal age for the consumption of alcoholic beverages is 18 years old.

Leisure and culture in Puerto Plata

Historical monuments

Learn about the history of Puerto Plata visiting Fort San Felipe, its Victorian buildings or the Las Américas temple.

Destino Puerto Plata museo

Museums

Visit the Amber museum, Jewish museum, La Sabela Archaeological museum or the Gregorio Luperón museum.

Teleferic

Delight yourself with the best views of Puerto Plata in a journey across the sky in the one and only teleferic in the Caribbean.

Gastronomy

Taste exotic and tropical fruits, tasty fish and the legendary coffees, rums and cocoa of the island.

Golf Courses

Golf lovers will find several golf courses where they can practice their strokes.

Nightlife

Get ready to dance latino rhythms in the popular bars of Puerto Plata and the resort clubs.

Shopping

A vacation is not the same if you do not take souvenirs back home. Make the most of it by going shopping and purchase original presents.

Activities
in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is a top natural destination and as such, there are endless possibilities to practice outdoor activities. From diving to kitesurf or windsurf courses in its delightful beaches to discovering its rainforest to go hiking or visiting its cocoa fields. Discover what to do in Puerto Plata.

Nature in Puerto Plata

Beaches

More than 55 kilometers of coast: Sosúa, Cabarete, Cofresí, San Felipe, Maimón bay, among others.

Natural Parks

El Choco national park is a rainforest and fresh water lakes paradise to go hiking and cycling.

Islands and Keys

Arena Key, a white sand promontory surrounded by turquoise waters, is one of the most beautiful islands in the country.

Waterfalls

The 27 waterfalls of Damajagua are the most famous springs on the island, which lead to natural ponds.

Lakes

Enjoy the Gri-Gri or Dudú ones practicing activities such as kayak or zip-line, in a landscape of mangroves.

Caves

Discover the inside of the Cabarete and Golondrinas coves and others less known but equally beautiful.

Events
in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata has several festivities throughout the year. The San Juan festivities and, most of all, the famous Puerto Plata carnivals which take place during February and March are some of the events that attract the most visitors and that you should not miss.

Local Transportation
in Puerto Plata

Airport

Gregorio Luperón International Airport 25 km
Cibao International Airport (Santiago de los Caballeros) 105 km

Car Hire

Several car hire companies operate in the hotel.

Taxis

They can be requested in the hotel.

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