Best of Puerto Plata
Forte San Felipe
When visiting a city as historical as Puerto Plata, its last remaining colonial structure is a must see! Forte San Felipe was built in 1564, making it one of the first European forts built in the Americas to fend off French and English pirates. Stroll the grounds surrounded by 8-foot-thick walls and dive in to interesting history at their onsite museum.
Mount Isabel de Torres
You’ve probably never been on a cable car with views quite like this! Looming nearly 2,600-feet above the city, Mount Isabel de Torres is Puerto Plata’s most defining feature. Visitors get to enjoy a seven-minute cable car ride up the mountain to explore a lush botanical garden, the iconic Christ statue and a variety of local vendors selling unique handmade items. You don’t want to miss this!
Located on Duarte Street, in a charming Victorian mansion, is the Amber Museum showcasing the country’s most precious natural resource. Dominican Amber is among the clearest and most valuable ambers in the world. When visiting Puerto Plata, you’ll notice people often refer to the surrounding area as the Amber Coast for its beauty and abundance of Amber!