Dominican Republic Puerto Plata Vacation
Puerto Plata or San Felipe de Puerto Plata is a city in the Dominican Republic with a population of about 130,000. It is capital of the province of Puerto Plata. Known for its pretty sandy beaches, Puerto Plata is a popular resort destination as well as a great place to meet Dominican people and to shop in local commerce.
Puerto Plata Attractions
The only aerial tramway in the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata. With it, one can ride up to Pico Isabel de Torres, a 793 meter high mountain within the city. The top of the mountain features a botanical garden and a replica of Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
Water sports and excursions There are countless excursion companies, both local and foreign-based offering water sports (water-skiing, banana boat rides, windsurfing, catamaran cruises, etc.) and land excursions ('safari' trips, horseback riding). < Dolphin Swim Pricing Information >
Getting to Puerto Plata
Gregorio Luperón International Airport (also: Puerto Plata Airport) (Airport Code: POP). Daily flights to most North American cities.
Getting Around Puerto Plata
Taxis are the most expensive option and not really more secure than other choices. Buses are slower, but the cheapest, and, once you understand the routes, the easiest way to get around.
Puerto Plata Accommodations
The city is famous for all inclusive 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.
Swimming with Dolphins Puerto Plata
- Up Close and Personal with the Dolphins
- Fun and Eductional for Everyone
- Contact with the Dolphins Guaranteed
- Small Groups with the Dolphins
- Open 365 Days a Year
- Transportation Service Available
- Professional Photography Available
- Lockers and Shower Available
- 10 Minutes from Downtown Puerto Plata
- 30 Minutes from Sosua
- 30 Minutes from Cabarete
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Map of Miami - Swim with Dolphins Puerto Plata is close to Downtown Puerto Plata, Sosua, and Cabarete
Reservation Office Hours
. M - F, 8am - 5pm, EST
. Saturday, 8am - 2pm, EST
. Sunday, Closed
. 24 Hours
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