Nicknamed the "Amber Coast" for its rich amber deposits, Puerto Plata is the northern coast's largest province with more than 300,000 inhabitants. It's adorned with beautiful Victorian houses dating back to the end of the 19th century and the San Felipe fortress, which dates back to 1577. Other favorite spots include the famous Amber museum, Brugal Rum factory, and the 2,700 foot cable car ride to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres with its famous Botanical Garden and statue of Christ.
Other tourist attractions in Puerto Plata include Ocean World and the Columbus and the Fun City water park go-karts. Just a 30-minute ride along the Northern Coast's tourist road will bring you to the Yasika Adventures Park where you can try even more adventurous activities like Zip Line tours.
In Puerto Plata, you can also enjoy the unspoiled beaches, adventures in nature, cultural tourism, and amazing water sports while exploring the beach towns of Cofresí, Costámbar, Maimón, Luperón and La Isabela.
The North Coast is perfect for eco-enthusiasts who love to be pampered between adventures. It has great beaches such as Sosúa, Cabarete and Playa Dorada, which are surrounded by an entire complex of hotels and an excellent golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
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