Puerto Plata Tourism

San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puerto de Plata, often referred to as simply Puerto Plata, is the ninth-largest city in the Dominican Republic, and capital of the province of Puerto Plata. The city serves as one of the most important trading ports in the country. Puerto Plata is famous for resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, located east of San Felipe de Puerto Plata. There are a total of 100,000 hotel beds in the city. The only aerial tramway in the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata, in which visitors can ride up to the Pico Isabel de Torres, a 793 meter high mountain within the city. The fortification Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under Rafael Trujillo's dictatorship, lies close to the port of Puerta Plata. The amber museum, is also a well-known attraction in this city. La Isabela, a settlement built by Christopher Columbus, is located near Puerto Plata. In April 1563, the Spanish settlement became notorious when the English slave trader, Sir John Hawkins, brought 400 people he had abducted from Sierra Leone. Hawkins traded his victims with the Spanish for pearls, hides and sugars, some gold. This was the start of British involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, in which 20 million people were forced into slavery.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Explore Puerto Plata travel guide before you plan your trip here. A holiday in Puerto Plata can generally be of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Puerto Plata before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Puerto Plata for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Puerto Plata.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 63.89 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.56 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.11 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.89 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 45.67 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 70.06 (High)
    • Pollution Index 97.41 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.32 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.36 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.6 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Puerto Plata

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.37 USD

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