An immensely rich northern province of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata lies at the foot of Isabel de Torres Hill and offers reasonably priced opportunities for tourists seeking rest and relaxation. A beautiful, scenic area, Puerto Plata’s picturesque beaches lie beneath a stunning mountain backdrop. Its location allows easy exploration of many interesting places in the vicinity. Luperon, Malmon, Playa Dorado and Costa Dorado are popular nearby tourist destinations. Within the city of Puerto Plata, visitors can tour the Amber Museum, a 16th century San Felipe Fortress, take a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Isabel de Torres to marvel at the panoramic view, and wander through the local market in search of handicrafts and fresh produce. The beaches offer a wide variety of water sports. The main beach, Long Beach, is located in the east, along the Malecon. For family fun, Ocean World, located in Cofresi Beach, just a few kilometres from the town of Puerto Plata, is a popular spot with its dolphins, sharks, sea lions, birds and tigers.
Spanish; English widely spoken in tourist areas
Dominican peso is the local currency, although it is advisable to bring US dollars due to the fluctuating exchange rate
110 volts, similar to Canada and the US
On the north coast of the Dominican Republic, just west of Puerto Rico