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Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP)

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The caramel-coloured beaches of Puerto Plata province on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic rank among the country’s best. Puerto Plata’s beaches stretch along the Atlantic Ocean instead of the Caribbean Sea and you’ll be delighted by what you find. There’s also plenty of sightseeing to be found.

The city of Puerto Plata – Spanish for “silver port” – sits at the foot of a mountain, home to the breathtaking Isabel de Torres National Park. Ride the cable car to the summit to see gorgeous mountain views. Birdwatchers will want to keep an eye out for Hispaniolan parrots and red-tailed hawks.

Afraid of heights? No problem. There are plenty of options to keep you amused here, from the dancers at Ocean World’s Bravissimo Show to the nightly action at the discos.

Day trippers find Puerto Plata to be an ideal home base. Hire a taxi for a short ride east to the bustling town of Sosua, filled with colourful beachfront markets and shops. A little further, the town of Cabarete attracts windsurfing enthusiasts who flock to the windswept beaches. West of Puerto Plata (about 90 minutes by taxi) lies the historic town of La Isabela, founded by Christopher Columbus in 1493.

Perhaps all you want to do on your vacation is to relax on the beach with a good book or to eat plenty of tasty local seafood? There are plenty of places to do that too. But if you’re willing to explore a little, you may be pleasantly surprised by all the unique attractions this region has to offer.

Puerto Plata is a fantastic destination for:

  • beaches
  • culture and history
  • outdoor adventure

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