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Sightseeing in Puerto Plata - what to see. Complete travel guide

Puerto Plata This town was founded in 1496, and its name can be literally translated as "Silver Port". If you make a walk at sunset along the coast, you will understand why this name has been chosen. As the sun goes away over the horizon, the coastal zone seems to be painted in a soft silver color.
Puerto Plata features scenic beaches with white sand that will impress any traveler. The total length of the region’s sandy coastline is about 120 kilometers; in many parts of the … Open
The resort attracts mainly fans of beach rest and water sports. Here are created excellent conditions for surfing and snorkeling. Best beaches can be found on the northern coast of the town. Nature is very beautiful here and greenery is very close to the shore. As the town is fairly small, it consists mainly of hotels and shopping malls, so all major attractions are located in close proximity one to each other.
Don’t forget to visit World Ocean Park. Here you will find several large aquariums, each of which is devoted to different members of the ocean. Countless colorful fish, coral and other strange inhabitants of the depths of the sea will leave many impressions. Water Park of Columbus is also popular. Besides exhibition halls you will find an entertainment center for children. Copyright
Most popular hotels in Puerto Plata are concentrated near the coast; many of them are of high quality. Casa Colonial Beach & Spa situated in a short distance from the bustling center of the … Open
If your aim is to see magnificent architectural buildings, move your feet to the Central Park. St Philip Fort, Puerto Plata Lighthouse and Cathedral of St Philip are located nearby. The top of the Isabel de Torres Mountain is the location of a huge botanical garden, which features plants from different countries. Finally, if you seek entertainments, you will find all you need in Playa Dorada district. All major shopping malls, cinemas, new restaurants and discos, bars and casinos are located there. Puerto Plata is a typical modern beach resort where you will be able to enjoy comfortable and versatile rest.
In 2015, a new remarkable attraction - luxury cruise port called Amber Bay appeared at the resort. It was built in a symbolic place, according to historical data. It was on this stretch of the coast that Christopher Columbus and his team first landed on the coast of the Dominican Republic. The port district owes its original name due to huge amber deposits that have been found on its territory. Here, is famous Amber Museum, whose visitors can enjoy the best crafts of local artisans and jewelers.
Those who love nature sites and recreation away from busy tourist places prefer tours to Paradise Island. You can reach it in just 20 minutes by boat from the coast of Puerto Plata. Visitors are offered a tour of its most picturesque places. There are a wonderful white sandy beach and beautiful coral reefs off the coast, so it is extremely popular with amateurs of diving.
No less interesting is El Salto-Jimenoa waterfall. It can be easily reached by the guests of the resort. The waterfall is surrounded by tropical jungle. The height of this majestic creature is 60 meters. Even in the hottest weather, its water is incredibly cold, so not all travelers dare to plunge into it.
Puerto Plata features scenic beaches with white sand that will impress any traveler. The total length of the region’s sandy coastline is about 120 kilometers; in many parts of the … Open
Central Park is a popular holiday destination. This is what a beautiful square in the center of the city and surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings is called. Next to the square, are chic villas and mansions that were once built by wealthy colonizers for their own families. Nowadays, the chic historical buildings are occupied by various government offices. Nearby, a beautiful rest area is created. Beautiful palms and ornamental flowers are planted on the square. One can take a seat and get some rest on benches around.
An excellent place for a family holiday is Yasipark ethnographic museum stylized to resemble a traditional ancient village. Travelers are welcomed to get acquainted with the peculiarities of life and culture of the local population. They can care for the animals on the farm, taste popular national dishes, and learn traditional crafts.
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National and city parks around Puerto Plata
♥   National Park 'Armando Bermúdez' , 80.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Valle Nuevo' , 103.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'El Morro' , 110.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Sierra de Neyba' , 156.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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