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Puerto Plata

3.8
Aquariums · Waterfalls · Mountains
Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers. The port town, nestled between a mountain and the ocean, is known for its picturesque beaches, with fine golden sands and azure waters. Upscale resort chains offer relaxation and pampering, while the beaches provide countless water sport opportunities for your Puerto Plata vacation. Although primarily a beach destination, the city is not without its cultural sights, as the restored waterfront boasts a historic fort and lighthouse. Take a look at our Dominican Republic trip builder tool to refine the details of your trip to Puerto Plata.
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Popular things to do in Puerto Plata

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Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
Aquarium
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
27 Charcos ©
Waterfall
27 Charcos
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Mountain
Pico Isabel de Torres
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Historic Site
Fortaleza San Felipe
3.7
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Puerto Plata

Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Beach
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
4.1
Duration: 6 hours
Rancho Lorilar ©
Equestrian Trail
Rancho Lorilar
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cofresi Beach
Beach
Cofresi Beach
2.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Puerto Plata

Dive Cabarete ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive Cabarete Cabarete
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Sosua Beach ©
Beach
Sosua Beach Sosua
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Zipline
Zipline Sosua
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Puerto Plata

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Safari
Safaris
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
NexusTours ©
Swim with Dolphins
NexusTours
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Puerto Plata

Amber Cove ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Amber Cove
3.8
Duration: 8 hours
Key Paradise ©
Beach
Key Paradise
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa Costambar ©
Beach
Playa Costambar
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fun city ©
Theme Park
Fun city
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Puerto Plata

Long Beach ©
Beach
Long Beach
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min