San Felipe de Puerto Plata
 
15 miles from international airport
beaches, hotels, casino, nightlife
golf, diving, deep sea fishing, ecotourism
 
 
 
     
     
 
Puerto Plata boulevard
 
     
Puerto Plata is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, 15 miles north-west of Sosua. You can rich Puerto Plata from Santo Domingo Capital City, by bus with Caribe Tours and Metro Tours; by car through Autopista Duarte (highway No 1) towards the north. Arrived at the junction of Villa Bisono, take exit 5 towards Puerto Plata. The highway No 5 and is the coastal road connecting Puerto Plata to Samana
Puerto Plata air view
San Felipe de Puerto Plata is 15 miles from Gregorio Luperón internacional airport, near La Union village. The city has one of the most important commercial ports in the country.
 
   
Gregorio Luperón internacional airport
Puerto Plata has a lively nightlive, shows with live music, as merengue and salsa, casino and discos. The most important casino are: the Jack Tar Village of Playa Dorada hotel and the casino of Paradise hotel. The most popular discos are: the Mangu Disco of the Occidental hotel, the Crazy Moon and the Hemingway. The Cafecito restaurant offers the evening a pub crawl. Puerto Plata is 5 miles from the prestigious Ocean World resort with casino, disco and night club.
The city is overlooking the sea, built around a small bay that forms a natural harbor.
 
   
the natural harbor with the San Felipe Castle
Puerto Plata is the greatest city of the northern coast. Geographically it is part of the Northern Cordillera, with a maximum height of 800 meters above sea level. Driving along the Don José Ginebra road, it is possible get to the top of the Isabel de La Torres hill, where is the large statue of Christ the Redeemer. Puerto Plata was founded in 1502. The city was designed by brothers Christopher and Bartholomew Columbus in 1496.
Christ the Redeemer
Puerto Plata is surrounded by the sea and mountains. To the north of the city, the Atlantic Ocean bathes beautiful golden sandy beaches. To the west, perched on a small peninsula, stands majestic and lonely San Felipe Castle(1540).
 
   
San Felipe castle
The lighthouse, built of iron with a solid masonry base, in 1879 during the government of General Gregorio Luperon, reaches 137 meters above sea level.
 
   
the lighthouse
To the east, there is the beautiful Long Beach, surrounded by almond and palm trees. Playa Dorada is one of the most exclusive destinations of the Amber Coast.
 
   
Amber Coast
Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, in which there are immersed several tourist complexes, Playa Dorada extends along a bay with calm waters, protected by coral reefs.
 
   
Playa Dorada
The good weather all year round is perfect for water sports. There are excellent tennis courts, a prestigious golf course designed by Robert Trend Jones, the Playa Dorada Golf Cours, diving schools and centers for offshore fishing.
 
   
The cableway to Puerto Plata, is unique in the Dominican Republic and in the West Indies. You can visit the Isabel de Torres hill with the statue of Christ Redeemer and see Puerto Plata on the coast with an exceptional view. The cableway, Italian-built, was inaugurated in 1975, can carry a maximum of seventeen people and takes 8 minutes in the route that connects the hill to the city.
 
the cableway to Puerto Plata
For lovers of ecotourism, the possibility of rafting, jeep safari, paragliding, or safari to Siete Chorreras and to Limon waterfalls, with the assistance of experienced guides. In the area of Playa Dorada, in the winter, enjoy the show of the humpback whales reaching Banco de la Plata to give birth to their offspring. 
   
Damajagua
Puerto Plata is 5 miles from the Ocean World resort, in the middle of the cliffs of Cofresi Beach, within of a large tourist complex with beach, marina, dolphins, exotic birds, tigers in the forest, an hotel, casino, disco and night club.