Puerto Plata Things to Do

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  • 1. 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua

    Damajagua Cascades are 27 waterfalls (some small and some big) about 30 minutes drive from Puerto Plata. There are two different tours: One where you climb all 27 falls (one of them should be very...

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  • 2. City Parks

    There are two city parks in the old part of Puerto Plata: Parque Luperón and Parque Central. Parque Luperón is a quiet place with a statue of Gregorio Luperón...

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  • 3. Malecón

    Check out the local newspaper... Maybe a merengue festival or a beach volley tournament going on down the malecón at the weekend... If so you must take a walk...

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  • 4. Brugal Rum Factory

    The Brugal Factory was established by Don Andrés Brugal Montaner in the second half of the 19 century. It's free to visit the factory, and you don't have to...

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  • 5. Ocean World

    The Ocean World is a new (opened in March 2004) theme park at Cofresi, just outside Puerto Plata. In the Park you have the opportunity to interact one-on-one...

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  • 6. Monuments near Fort San Felipe

    Very near the Fort San Felipe a couple of monuments are located...You’ll find an equestrian statue of General Gregorio Luperon, who was a native son of Puerto...

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  • 7. Fort San Felipe

    The Fort of San Felipe is an old imposing stone fortress from 1577 and is located at the malecón in Puerto Plata. The Fort was built so the city could defend...

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  • 8. Mount Isabel de Torres

    A visit to Mount Isabel de Torres is a must in Puerto Plata. You take the seven-minute cable car (“Teleferico”) ride up the mountainside to the top of Mount...

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  • 9. Puerto Plata City Tour

    During our stay in Puerto Plata in November 2012, we undertook three excursions from our hotel in Playa Dorada.We booked each of these excursions through "Tours...

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  • 10. Teleferico (cable car)

    Puerto Plata's Teleferico is apparently the only such cable car system in the whole of the Caribbean. It transports passengers from the city of Puerto Plata to...

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  • 11. Fortaleza San Felipe

    We paid a brief visit to Fortaleza San Felipe during a city tour of Puerto Plata in November 2012.This seafront fortress, dating back to 1577, is located at the...

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  • 12. Amber Museum

    We visited the Amber Museum during a city tour of Puerto Plata in November 2012.The Amber Museum (with its logo reminiscent of the Jurassic Park logo) is...

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  • 13. Brugal Rum Factory

    We visited the Brugal Rum Factory as part of a city tour of Puerto Plata in November 2012.To describe our visit as a "factory tour" would be a huge...

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  • 14. Fort San Felipe

    Originally built in 1540 by the Spaniards, this fort was used as a prison until the mid 20th Century. The site in infamous amongst the population as a place...

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  • 15. Museo Ambar

    A main traditional export of the DR is Amber, the solidified & fossilized remains of a tree sap. Amber often catches and preserves whatever small creatures that...

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  • 16. Parque Central

    This park contains an unique Victorian style gazebo. It can also serve as a reference point in the old city for finding one's way. As is the case everywhere in...

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  • 17. Fuerte de San Felipe

    This fort was built in the 1500's to protect the city from "undesired visitors" and was used as a prison under the Trujillo dictatorship. It's one of the must...

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  • 18. El faro (the lighthouse)

    There's a lighthouse close to the harbor and the Fort of San Felipe. I couldn't find any information about it anywhere but my guess is that this lighthouse was...

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  • 19. Loma Isabel de Torres (Mountain Isabel de Torres)

    It's a mountain of 3000m of height and part of the Septentrional mountain system (Cordillera Septentrional), which is the second biggest in the country. You can...

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  • 20. El Malecón

    The oceanfront view avenue will give you nice views of the Atlantic ocean. Here there's usually people listening to music and dancing, working out or just...

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  • 21. Jardín Botánico (Botanical Garden)

    At the top of the mountain there's a small botanical garden with around 200 plants. Some plants we saw are cat's tail (rabo de gato), cow's tongue (lengua de...

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  • 22. Mount Isabel de Torres

    Take the cable-car to Pico Isabel de Torres. It's a nice ride over hills covered with thick wild vegetation. There is a big statue of Jusus on the top (like the...

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  • 23. Neptune - God of the Sea

    Along the malecon, you will on one of the small islands see a statue dedicated to Neptune (the god of the sea in Roman mythology).It is said that the statue...

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  • 24. Catedral San Felipe

    Next to the Parque Central is the Catedral San Felipe. This Victorian cathedral is the largest building downtown and is still in active use today.

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  • 25. Estatua de Gregorio Luperón (Luperón's statue)

    Gregorio Luperón was one of the heroes who fought the Restoration war against Spain in 1863 and he was also a president in 1879. His statue is found almost in...

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