Call it baseball - or beisbol

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When it comes to sports, baseball is by far the most popular game in town for young and old. Many Dominicans have gone on to become superstars in the North American big leagues - a great source of pride for the country.

Although the country has its own baseball league with six teams, Puerto Plata itself doesn't have a squad. That's because the Dominican baseball season is played in the winter, a time when it's rainy in the city, making Puerto Plata unsuited to host a team. The closest Dominican league team is in Santiago, a 90-minute drive south from Puerto Plata. But you can still regularly catch games between local and regional teams in Puerto Plata at Jose Briceno Baseball Stadium.