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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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Facts and Stats for Puerto Plata*

  • Pollution Statistics in Puerto Plata

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

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Puerto Plata: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Puerto Plata for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Puerto Plata.

    • Burglary and Theft 67.86 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.83 (High)
    • Attacks 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 28.57 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.71 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Puerto Plata - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 36.24 (Low)
    • Climate Index 70.06 (High)
    • Pollution Index 89.66 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 54.48 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.38 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 15.66 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Puerto Plata

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.16 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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