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Puerto Plata Vacations & Travel

Puerto Plata Vacations

Set on the Dominican Republic’s north Atlantic coast, against a backdrop of rugged mountains, Puerto Plata captivates with its many wonders. Considered the birthplace of tourism in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata is the country’s third-largest city and was named Silver Port by Christopher Columbus, due to the lustrous silver color of the coast at sunset.

Region: Dominican Republic

Featured Puerto Plata Hotel

Iberostar Costa Dorada

Iberostar Costa Dorada

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Dom. Republic, Puerto Plata

This all-inclusive resort is a wonderful haven for aquatic sports lovers.

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Puerto Plata is home to spectacular beaches, archaeological ruins, and lush forests awaiting exploration. Highlights of a visit to Puerto Plata include hiking along the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua; diving the Airport Wall, a site teeming with marine life and coral; and attending an event at the Greek Amphitheatre, which boasts breathtaking views of the ocean.

What to see

Playa Dorada – Puerto Plata’s most beautiful beach is a stretch of golden sand where a lot of the area’s all-inclusive resorts are located. This Blue Flag beach is considered one of the best in the country. Paseo de Doña Blanca – Otherwise known as Pink Street, Paseo de Doña Blanca is literally a pink street, including the buildings, walkway, window frames, etc. Umbrella Street – After perusing Pink Street, take cover at pedestrian-only Umbrella Street, which is covered with colorful umbrellas. Here you will also find shops, bars, restaurants and cafés. Fortaleza San Felipe – This historic Spanish fortress was built in the 16th century and is one of the most venerated colonial military buildings in the Caribbean. Today, it is a museum showcasing the original canons, weapons and more. Malecón de Puerto Plata – This paved pathway runs along the coast and offers awe-inspiring ocean views. Starting at Fortaleza San Felipe, the Malecón passes a plethora of white-sand beaches, bars and restaurants.