Exciting holidays in Puerto Plata
The province of Puerto Plata, on the north coast of the Domincan Republic, has a remarkable history and vibrant culture. The capital of the province, also known as Puerto Plata, was founded by Christopher Columbus in 1502. Since then it has been a target for pirates, an industrious centre for sugar farming and today is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic. The area became popular with tourists in the 1990s due to the wealth of beautiful coastline and agreeable climate. Today the beaches remain relatively unspoilt, and the city itself has become a thriving cultural hub with loads to see and do.
Puerto Plata Holidays – Activites and attractions
A great way to get a feel for Puerto Plata is with a tour of the city. The delightful oceanfront boulevard is a good place to start, with many open air restaurants, shops selling handcrafted souvenirs and some bustling bars and cafes. Then head to the Casillo de San Felipe, one of oldest and best-preserved forts in the Americas. This large site of historic interest features buildings dating back to the 1600s and an insightful museum charting the area’s history.
There are a whole range of idyllic beaches in the area. Ones of particular notice are Playa Dorada and Cofresi, both easily reachable from the city of Puerto Plata. Holidays in the Dominican Republic wouldn’t be complete without a bit of underwater exploration. Some of the best scuba diving in the world is just a short distance away when you are staying in Puerto Plata. One of the best spots is Sousa, around a twenty minute drive from the region’s capital. This quiet seaside town has a wealth of treasures to explore. You will find shipwrecks, huge canyons, coral reef and brightly coloured, ocean gardens when you explore the seabed of this charming port. An opportunity not to be missed!
If you prefer life above the water’s surface then there are some amazing fishing opportunities with Puerto Plata holidays. Deep sea fishing is particularly good here, with friendly, English speaking crews leading you to the best spots. Playa Dorada is also home to a superb golf course, listed in the top 100 golf courses in the world, it is perfect for seasoned enthusiasts or beginners. Check out holidays to Playa Dorada
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