Puerto Plata Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata

Silver port with magnificent beaches

Puerto Plata, which means “silver port” in Spanish, owes its name to the dazzling silver colour of the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, this holiday paradise is extremely popular among young people, families, sun worshippers and water sports fans alike.

A magnet for beach-holiday fans, the sandy shores near Puerto Plata also attract scuba divers, kiters and surfers. Puerto Plata is also an ideal starting point for excursions of all kinds.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 10:00 h
  • Distance 7780 km
  • Current time 12:03
  • Airport POP
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency DOP

Edelweiss tips for Puerto Plata

Sightseeing in your Puerto Plata holidays

  • Kiters are especially attracted to the village of Cabarete, where there are different conditions for every level on different parts of the beach. View in maps
  • The Samaná peninsula is less than four hours by car from Puerto Plata and boasts some of the world’s loveliest beaches – including the stunningly beautiful Playa Bonita with its white sandy beach, Las Terrenas and Playa Rincón. View in maps
  • Samaná is famous not only for the peninsula’s beautiful beaches, but for an animal sensation as well: between mid-January and mid-March, thousands of humpback whales come to the bay of Samaná to mate and calve. Whale watching at its finest! View in maps
  • The city’s main landmarks include the 16th century San Felipe fort, which also houses a museum. Puerto Plata’s local Pico Isabel de Torres mountain can be ascended by funicular. The botanical garden at its summit is home to an exact replica of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue. View in maps

Flights to Puerto Plata

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