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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Along the Dominican Republic’s northwestern coast, often known as the Amber Coast, is the exuberant, coastal city of Puerto Plata. Although it’s the country’s ninth largest city, its historical and cultural roots never fail to radiate through the city and its friendly locals. With miles of glistening gold-sand beaches and an abundance of outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone in Puerto Plata.

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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!
  • Amber Museum

    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!