Amenities Puerto Plata
Gregorio Luperón International Airport
The Gregorio Luperón InternationalAirport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón – IATA: POP, ICAO: MDPP), also known as Puerto Plata Airport, is located east of the city of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. From there, in 15 minutes you are in the city of Puerto Plata, in 10 minutes in Sosúa and in 25 minutes in Cabarete.
Diving in Puerto Plata
What to see: butterfly fish, various smaller groupers, snappers, anemones, cleaner shrimps and crabs, soft and hard corals! We also have sea snakes, manta ray, eagle ray, parrot fish, morays, lion fish, scorpion fish, reef lobsters, octopi, squid, turtles and much more!
Golf Course in Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata
18-Hole GolfCourse – Driving Range – Putting Green – Pitching Green – Chipping Green
This golf course was already planned in 1976 by Robert Trent Jones and is located in the tourist centre Playa Dorada, in the middle of 14 hotels from which one has easy access to it. The golf course has a par of 72, 18 holes and a length of 6150 m.
Paragliding in Puerto Plata
The Dominican Mecca of paragliding is certainly Jarabacoa, but the following initiative also offers flying in the province of Puerto Plata.
Aventura de Aventuras
Deep sea fishing in Puerto Plata
For the passionate angler.
Thanks to its open location to the AtlanticOcean, Puerto Plata is an excellent place for deep sea fishing. It is easy to catch large fish such as dolphinfish, sailfish and spearfish here.
KITESURFERS PARADISE CABARETE AND PUERTO PLATA
Cabarete has grown into one of the best and most famous kitesurf spots in the world, due to its perfect conditions.
But Puerto Plata also has a lot to offer in terms of this flying water sport. At the “Cosita Rica Beach” at the Malecón of Puerto Plata you will find everything that makes kitesurfers’ hearts beat faster.
Fun City Action Park, Puerto Plata
The Fun City Action Park is the largest and finest GO-KARTS center in the Dominican Republic and all the Caribbean.
Carretera Puerto Plata – Sosua, Km 8
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Historical Center – Central Park of Puerto Plata
The cityscape of the center of Puerto Plata is characterized by a multitude of small streets with colorful Caribbean wooden houses, many of them with an attractive covered terrace. Especially the street Calle Bellér offers many houses of this predominant and worth seeing architectural style, which is called Victorian because a few of these houses still originate from the colonial period. There are few places in the Republic where so many monuments and ancient buildings can be found so close together.
The most important seal of identity of the city itself is certainly the Central Park Parque Central with its privileged location, in the vicinity of which you can visit buildings of great historical weight such as the cathedral Catedral de San Felipe Apóstol, the Cultural House or the Mayor’s Office. It is also worth mentioning that around the Central Park you will find a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a typical Dominican snack like a dish of “Tostones” (crushed green fried banana slices).
The Fortress “San Felipe”, Puerto Plata
Situated in the bay of Puerto Plata, at the western end of the coast promenade El Malecón, this bastion was built in the 16th century to defend the city from pirates. Today it is the most important remnant of the colonial past of Puerto Plata.
In the fortress you can walk around the walls and see the moat that surrounds them. Inside there is a small museum with selected historical pieces. Perhaps the most attractive part of this attraction is the lighthouse of Puerto Plata from 1876, which is more than 24 m high.
The historical La Isabela
“La Isabela” or “Villa Isabela” was the first city founded in 1494 by the Spaniards in the New World (America). Christopher Columbus chose the site as a replacement for the fortress “La Navidad” on the north coast of “Hispaniola” (today Dominican Republic, province Puerto Plata).
In the historical park there you can visit the Archaeological Museum “La Isabela” and get to know its first buildings, like the first cemetery where some of the people who once lived there rest, or the house of Admiral Columbus himself.
On the other hand, the interpretation center installed here provides a vivid picture of the way of life of the first European settlers.