The charming province of Puerto Plata is located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic and boasts 80 km of beaches. The Puerto Plata region is the country’s most popular destination for active travelers who want to move freely and unconstrained in an environment of environmentally friendly tourism and adventure, infected by the Dominican joie de vivre. The city center of Puerto Plata is known for its many Victorian-style villas from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. From the top of Isabel De Torres, which can be reached by cable car, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. A great idea for a Dominican Republic round trip.
Puerto Plata landmarks
The center of Puerto Plata is known for its many Victorian-style villas from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Puerto Plata is a place that impresses with its lively atmosphere and many sights. Of the many attractions that can be found in this city, the small but very interesting Fortaleza San Felipe Fortress is one of the most beautifully located.
Fortaleza San Felipe fortress
Due to its proximity to the port, it is easily accessible and impresses with its impressive appearance. The weir system, built in the 16th century, conveys the history of the city in a vivid way and houses a museum.
Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon
Another place in Puerto Plata where the past seems to come alive is the Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon museum. This very lovingly decorated museum is dedicated to the former freedom fighter and president of the Dominican Republic, Gregorio Luperón. The general, revered as a hero of freedom, came from Puerto Plata and played an important role in achieving independence from Spain. A visit to this museum is not only worth seeing because of the impressive exhibits on the eventful life of General Gregorio Luperón, but also because of the magnificent Victorian-style villa that houses this museum.
However, to enjoy the unique flair of this city, it is recommended to take a walk on the approximately 3 km long beach promenade Malecón. Because hardly any other place in this city is as impressive as this one.
Cathedral Catedral San Felipe
One of Puerto Plata’s sights is the Cathedral Catedral San Felipe which impresses with its simplicity and is particularly impressive from the outside. If you take a stroll through Puerto Plata, a detour to the old town with its many Victorian houses is a very spectacular experience.
Especially the place known as the Victorian Times in this area is a great destination for city tours and illustrates the eventful history of this city.
Isabel De Torres
Mount Isabel de Torres, which can be reached by cable car, has a beautiful panoramic view of Puerto Plata’s sights.
Puerto Plata weather
The weather in and around Puerto Plata is generally balanced. Because even in January, the coldest month in the region, it usually doesn’t get below 17 degrees. The warmest months are June to September, when temperatures are always above 30 degrees. The least rain falls in Puerto Plata during these months, which means that there are only about 7 rainy days per month in summer. The rainiest months are November and December, when it rains almost half of the days. Puerto Platas weather is characterized by a lot of sunshine.
Puerto Plata flights
From Germany there are several direct flights per week to the Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón in Puerto Playa, which is the third largest airport in the Dominican Republic. Puerto Plata Airport is around 18 kilometers from the city, but is very easy to reach by a direct road connection.