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Puerto Plata Attractions

Also known as La Novia del Atlantico, Puerto Plata is a city in the Dominican Republic known for its various beach resorts. Besides beautiful beaches, warm people and great weather, there are a variety of attractions in Puerto Plata for outdoor enthusiasts.

To start your journey in Puerto Plata, head to the beautiful Damajaqua Cascades. The Damajaqua Cascades are made up of 27 different waterfalls, each with differing heights. Puerto Plata excursions to the Damajaqua Cascades are perfect for large families because the falls offer something to do for people of all ages. Make sure to carry a map with you at all times, as there are multiple trails leading up to the falls.

After a long morning trip to the Damajaqua Cascades, head to one of the must see tourist attractions in the area, Cabarete Beach. This beach, while known for its wind surfing and skim boarding, is also one of the best places in Puerto Plata to kick up your feet, enjoy the sun, and relax. Enjoy Cabarete Beach at sunset with your special someone at one of the many bars and restaurants located in the area.

Located just outside the city is Mount Isabel de Torres. A visit to Mount Isabel de Torres is one of the top things to do in Puerto Plata, primarily because of the breathtaking views you can enjoy all year long. Once you climb through the clouds in your cable car, the view of the city, and the bay will take your breath away. Expedia recommends that you visit Mount Isabel de Torres during the early evening hours to get a view of the area at sunset.

Before leaving Puerto Plata, take a side trip to Fort San Felipe. Located deep within the city itself, Fort San Felipe is one of the oldest European forts that still stands today in the Americas. This wonderfully preserved historic site should be at the top of your local Puerto Plata spots to visit during your vacation.

There is an over-abundance of Puerto Plata activities available to every tourist who visits this great city. Don't miss out on some great Puerto Plata tours and book your vacation with Expedia today!

Things to Do in Puerto Plata with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you roam in Puerto Plata. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can do together that are bound to make your escape unforgettable:

Free Things to Do in Puerto Plata

There's no need to run your credit card hot in Puerto Plata. The following won't cost a penny.

Iglesia San Felipe - Stop for some quiet contemplation and discover a thing or two about this site's religious importance.

Long Beach - Enjoy a nice walk along the shoreline and perhaps even dip your toes in.

Mount Isabel de Torres - Bring your camera and let Mother Nature inspire you.

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If you're spending some time in Costambar, Playa Grande and Playa Costambar are top sights worth seeing.

Los Maestros

Los Maestros might not have many top sights, but Puerto Plata Cable Car and Long Beach are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Playa Dorada

If you're spending some time in Playa Dorada, Playa Dorada and Playa Dorada Golf Course are top sights worth seeing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Puerto Plata on a rainy day?

Try out some of these indoor activities and turn a miserable, rainy day into something memorable:

What should I not miss in Puerto Plata?

You'll want to put these sights at the top of your must-do list to make the most of your trip:

  • Playa Dorada
  • Ocean World Adventure Park
  • Fort San Felipe
  • Pico Isabel de Torres

What can you do in Puerto Plata for free?

Your time away in Puerto Plata won't cost a fortune with free attractions like these on offer:

  • Playa Dorada
  • Sosua Beach
  • Cofresi Beach
  • Kite Beach