The caramel beaches of the province of Puerto Plata on the north coast of the Dominican Republic rank among the best in the country. The beaches of Puerto Plata stretch along the Atlantic Ocean instead of the Caribbean Sea and you will be enchanted by what you find there. There are also many sightseeing tours to find.
The town of Puerto Plata – in Spanish for “silver port” – is located at the foot of a mountain, where is located the magnificent Isabel De Torres National Park. Take the cable car to the top to see magnificent mountain views. Ornithologists will want to monitor parrots and red-tailed hawks of Hispanic origin.
Fear of heights? No problem. There are plenty of options for fun here, from dancers to Ocean World’s Bravissimo show to night action to nightclubs.
Day travellers find Puerto Plata an ideal base. Rent a taxi for a short drive east to the bustling city of Sosua, filled with shops and picturesque seaside markets. A little further, the town of Cabarete attracts windsurfing enthusiasts who flock to the windswept beaches. To The west of Puerto Plata (about 90 minutes by taxi) is the historic town of La Isabela, founded by Christopher Columbus in 1493.
Maybe all you want to do during your vacation is relax on the beach with a good book or eat lots of tasty local seafood? There are many places to do it too. But if you’re willing to explore a little, you might be pleasantly surprised by all the unique attractions this region has to offer.