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Puerto Plata

The silver clouds atop Mt. Isabel de Torres, the towering mountain behind Puerto Plata, gave the city its name. Today tourists ride the cable car to get to the top of the mountain, visit its botanical gardens and take in the sweeping views of the port city.

The city boasts the largest collection of still-standing 19th century Victorian-style houses in the Caribbean. Its San Felipe Fort is one of the oldest military colonial period fortresses in the region, dating back to 1577.

Puerto Plata is the province where the remains of the first European settlement in the Americas are located. Admiral Christopher Columbus’ famous three ships made landfall here in 1492, naming it La Isabela.

But today Puerto Plata is better known for its Atlantic coastline with more than 62 miles (100 km) of beaches, coastal villages and hotels. The beach towns of Sosua and Cabarete, world famous for its windsurfing and kiteboarding, are less than half an hour away.

The popular Ocean World Adventure Park is on the outskirts of the city. Damajagua Falls, Disney’s Splash Mountain ride but for real, is just a 30-minute ride south.

The main port of entry is the Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) and the Ocean World Marina is a full-service facility.

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    Santuario de Mamíferos Marinos

    Monkey Jungle

    Loma Isabel de Torres

    Saltos de Damajagua

    Cabarete

  • Adventure & Ecotourism5
  • Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP)

  • Airports & Seaports1
  • Playa Punta Rucia

    Cayo Arena

    Bahía de Luperón

    Playa Caletón

    Playa El Bretón

    Playa Grande

    Playa Encuentro

    Playa Cofresí

    Playa Sosúa

    Playa Dorada & Costa Dorada

    Cabarete

  • Beaches11
  • Puerto Plata Nightlife

    Puerto Plata Casinos

    Puerto Plata Dining

  • Dining & Nightlife3
  • Cayo Arena

    Visit Santiago de los Caballeros

    Visit Jarabacoa

    Cocoa Route

    Free Style Catamaran

    White Water Rafting

    Funny Bikes

    Santuario de los Mamíferos Marinos

    Ruinas de La Isabela

    Jeep Safari

    Saltos de Damajagua

    Ocean World Adventure Park, Casino & Marina

    Loma Isabel de Torres

    Discover Puerto Plata

    Monkey Jungle

  • Excursions15
  • Fun City

    Loma Isabel de Torres

    Monkey Jungle

    Ocean World Adventure Park

    Sosúa

  • Family5
  • Playa Grande Golf Course

    Playa Dorada Golf Club

    Los Mangos Golf Course

  • Golf3
  • Barceló Puerto Plata

    Be Live Collection Marien

    Blue JackTar

    BlueBay Villas Doradas

    Casa Colonial Beach and Spa

    Casa Maravilla

    Casa Marina Beach

    Casa Marina Reef

    Casa Veintiuno

    Casa-22

    Finca de Gio

    Gansevoort Dominican Republic, Playa Imbert

    Grand Bahía Príncipe San Juan

    Grand Paradise Playa Dorada

    Hotel El Palacio

    Hotel KMA

    IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada

    Infiniti Blu Luxury Ocean Front Condos

    Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort

    Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel

    Paraíso Ecolodge

    Puerto Plata Village

    Punta Rucia Lodge

    Residencial Casa Linda

    Riu Bachata

    Riu Merengue

    Sea Horse Ranch

    Sosúa by the Sea Boutique Beach Resort

    Sosúa Ocean Village

    The Extreme Hotel

    Tubagua Ecolodge

    Velero Beach Resort

    VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort

    Villa Taina

    Viva Wyndham Tangerine

    Viva Wyndham V Heavens

  • Hotels36
  • Brugal Rum Factory

    Malecón de Puerto Plata

    Downtown Puerto Plata

    Ruinas de La Isabela

    Museo Judío

    Fortaleza San Felipe

    Museo Gregorio Luperón

    Museo del Ámbar

    Sosúa

  • Landmarks & Culture9
  • Meetings in Puerto Plata

  • Meetings & Conventions1
  • Puerto Plata Shopping

  • Shopping1
  • Diving in Puerto Plata

    Kiteboarding in Puerto Plata

  • Water Sports2

Cabarete, in Puerto Plata, is known as the world’s kite-boarding and wind-sporting capital.