Come and explore Puerto Plata and the sizzling beach towns of Cabarete, Cofresí and Sosua, where rich culture and history mingle with delicious gastronomy, warm Dominican people, lively music and magical eco-tourism activities. The enchanting Puerto Plata province along Dominican Republic’s North Coast features nearly 50 miles (80 km) of coastline as well as a variety of resorts, hotels and condominiums to suit every need and budget. It’s no wonder the area beckons free spirits who seek eco- adventure and stylish pampering, and want to participate in the joyous Dominican way of life.
Christopher Columbus first arrived in this area on his first voyage to the Americas and the Island of Hispaniola in 1492. Upon his arrival, he named the region Puerto Plata (Silver Port in Spanish) due to the sparkling reflection of the sun from the pristine ocean waters along the coastline and mountains.
Also known as the Amber Coast for its rich and rare amber, Puerto Plata is situated on the outskirts of Mount Isabel de Torres where the warm waters and perfect trade winds make this area the renowned wind sports and kite boarding capital of the world. It is also the home to Ocean World Marine Park, the Fort San Felipe, Brugal Rum Factory, the thrilling 27 Damajagua Falls and more enjoyable attractions. And, if pampering and relaxation is what you desire, the Puerto Plata hotels and resorts deliver.
The sparkling ivory-colored sand and crystal-clear blue ocean water catch the attention of visitors, but the winds, watersports and active pace of the province keep them coming back for more. The North Coast features beaches that provide enough wind to keep windsport enthusiasts enthralled and others that offer peaceful tranquility for those looking to take it easy.
Amazing attractions, accommodations and eco-adventures await your arrival to Puerto Plata.