Views of castles and forts in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata Vacations: Peace & Thrills

Puerto Plata delivers the best of a traditional Dominican Republic port town while boasting the amenities of its all-inclusive beachside resorts. Christopher Columbus set foot on this land, and in good time, Puerto Plata became an important trading port with its own fort. Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, ride the aerial tramway, and explore the Amber Museum. Liberty Travel can match you with an all-inclusive Puerto Plata vacation that’s just your style. Whether you want to go windsurfing or follow the footsteps of Columbus, let Liberty Travel take you there.

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Puerto Plata at a Glance

Currency: Dominican Peso ($), though U.S. currency is widely accepted

Tipping Customs: Tip anywhere between 10-15%

Language: Spanish, though English is widely spoken at resorts

Popular Drink: Mama Juana made with Brugal Rum

Must Eat: La Bandera

Power Up: A or B (two or three-prong) 110 V

Weather: Year-round warm, tropical weather. June 1 – November 30 is hurricane season.

Best Time to Visit: Peak season runs from December – May, which brings northern crowds escaping the winter. Pack an umbrella for October.

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Top Things to Do in Puerto Plata

Visit Fortaleza San Felipe
Step foot in one of the most important colonial forts of the Caribbean; this 16th century fort still has its original cannons and offers stunning views of the Dominican Republic coast.

Ride the Aerial Tram to the Summit of Mount Isabel de Torres
Feel the thrill of riding an aerial tram that will take you to the gardens and statue of Christ that stands on this summit.

Find Amber Treasure
Visit the Amber Museum and admire the collection of amber or browse its shop for authentic amber jewelry.

Get Your Thrills
Take a short drive to Cabarete where the conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing are ideal, go cliff-jumping at Damajaqua Cascades, or take a leisurely horseback ride through Puerto Plata’s lush landscape.

Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino
Tempt Lady Luck at the casino, enjoy a wildlife encounter, or enjoy the resort nightlife.

Bathing suit, a necessity when on a Puerto Plata vacation

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