Get away to relaxing Puerto Plata! Enjoy the beaches, entertainment, and kitesurfing.

Puerto Plata translates to mean Silver Port, and today the region is affectionately known as the “Silver Coast.” Its location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cordillera Septentrional mountains have given it a warm, dry climate, with winds perfect for watersports, as well as an unhurried atmosphere, which lingers from its days as a small fishing province. Come here today to discover plush resorts alongside quaint seaside villages.

The province’s capital is San Felipe de Puerto Plata, or just simply Puerto Plata. This city is renowned for its beautiful urban beaches, notably the long Playa Dorada, which is fronted by luxury resorts and the acclaimed 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Amble along the Malecón seafront promenade and hop in the Teleférico cable car to zip up to the flat-topped Pico Isabel de Torres for far-reaching views. See remnants of colonial times at the imposing 16th-century Fort San Felipe, which now hosts a military museum and offers incredible sea views.

Outside of the city, life in Puerto Plata revolves around the beach. Outdoor activities abound; the region is one of the best in the country for scuba diving. Sosua is famed for its reefs, canyons and shipwrecks. Try snorkeling in the idyllic Playa Grande and the Gri Gri Lagoon, both of which are found in the tranquil fishing village of Río San Juan.

The former fishing hamlet of Cabarete is now the region’s adventure sports capital. Venture to this modern, upmarket resort for ideal windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing conditions. Shops, hotels and restaurants line the resort’s only street and a relaxed yet cosmopolitan vibe pervades.

For a different experience, head to the town of Monte Cristi, one of the oldest European cities in the New World. Explore the local beaches and the Parque Nacional Monte Cristi’s wildlife-filled mangrove coast.

Gregorio Luperón International Airport, also known as Puerto Plata Airport, serves the northern part of the country. Many resorts offer airport transfers for their guests. Taxis and buses are available, but more remote destinations can be difficult to access via public transportation so rent a car to properly explore.

Known for

Beaches, Entertainment and Live Music

Top Hotels in Puerto Plata

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata
$80
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
3.5/5Good! (972 reviews)

"The rooms are suck in my room was licking water front desk staff not to friendly service"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive
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Be Live Collection Marien - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera Luperón, Km. 4.5, Complejo Turístico, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata
$103
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
3.7/5Good! (1,490 reviews)

"Very nice experience. Buffet food very good. Authentic Dominican Style. Staff very nice and attentive."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Be Live Collection Marien - All Inclusive
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Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
1 Paradise Drive, Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata
$80
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
3.4/5Good! (594 reviews)

"We were out of power for couple times the first day of our stay. Also we dint have water to take shower when we when back to the room,"…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort All Inclusive

Popular things to do in Puerto Plata

Playa Dorada
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Playa Dorada

One of the Dominican Republic’s most established and beautiful tourist destinations, this beach offers all kinds of aquatic activities.

Pico Isabel de Torres
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Pico Isabel de Torres

Ride the cable car up to the summit of this mountain to wander through a pleasant botanical garden and enjoy fantastic panoramas over the city.

27 Waterfalls
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27 Waterfalls

Get your heart thumping on an exhilarating adventure tour around an impressive series of waterfalls.

Top activities in Puerto Plata

All Inclusive Sailing and Snorkeling Tour by Catamaran
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All Inclusive Sailing and Snorkeling Tour by Catamaran

$79

Come and enjoy a whole day on the most and modern Catamaran of the Caribbean, a wonderful and fun way to discover the marine life of Sosua and the beautiful north coast of Dominican Republic, with food and drinks included! It's good stability and comfort comes from the generous size of this boat, being 75ft long and 33ft wide.

Bravissimo Fiesta
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Bravissimo Fiesta

$79

Bravissimo Fiesta invites you to a full of fun evening, entertainment, music and imagination. You will have the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience living the Dominican Republic night life.

Outback Safari with Lunch from Puerto Plata
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Outback Safari with Lunch from Puerto Plata

$79

Spend an action-packed day in the countryside exploring the heart and soul of the Dominican Republic. Away from the crowds, venture to several local spots to see how the people live and experience its stunning natural beauty.

Trolling Fishing Tour
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Trolling Fishing Tour

$67

Experience the joy of sport fishing over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, with a helpful guide by your side helping you reel in the big ones. Enjoy views of the beautiful Puerto Plata coast as your captain steers you into the sparkling ocean, rod and tackle in hand.

Full-Day Paradise Island Cruise with Lunch
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Full-Day Paradise Island Cruise with Lunch

$154

Spend a day relaxing under the sun, enjoying postcard-perfect scenery, and treating yourself to sumptuous bites on this luxurious cruise to Paradise Island. This full-day getaway gives you access to crystal-clear waters, a vibrant coral reef, and hours of leisure time in a tropic utopia.

Santiago airport to Puerto Plata (one-way private)
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Santiago airport to Puerto Plata (one-way private)

$18

The Cocotours driver will be awaiting you as you exit the terminal building at (STI) Santiago Cibao International airport. Santiago is a small airport so it easy to get to our van or bus. The drive to your end destination on the north coast is pleasant, riding through the mountains to get down to the coast.

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