Puerto Plata, along with Punta Cana, is a top tourist destination for Canadian travellers. With its golden sand and blue water, it’s an appealing place to visit for a beach vacation. With more than 130,000 residents, this capital city of the province of Puerto Plata has more than 100,000 hotel beds, providing tourists with extensive options for accommodation at one of its many all-inclusive resorts.
Things to do in Puerto Plata
A town that also serves as one of the Dominican Republic’s most important trading posts, Puerto Plata has developed into a popular destination for tourists. The airport is located only 15 minutes away from downtown and many resorts, making transportation to and from the airport quick and easy.
Even though most tourists come to Puerto Plata for a beach vacation, there are many other things to see and do off the resort. If you are planning a day trip away from your resort, consider visiting Fortaleza San Felipe (a historical fort in the bay of Puerto Plata), Amber Museum, Damajagua Cascades, Montecristo National Park, Cayo Paraiso, Ocean World, Cristo Redentor, and visit La Sirena Market or the Souvenirs Market if you are looking for things to bring home with you. Also consider taking a city tour, catamaran tour, go scuba diving, or book a water sports and excursion tour with one of the local tour operators.
In addition to all-inclusive resorts, there are privately owned condos and vacation rentals. These are worth considering if you want a more authentic experience. Many tourists also make the trip to other towns in the area, such as Sosúa or Cabarete, to take in local culture and get away from busy tourist areas.
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