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Puerto Plata: discover the Dominican Republic’s best-kept secret

Stay at a resort or hotel, pamper yourself with lavish spa treatments or indulge in gourmet food—all without breaking the bank. Puerto Plata is the Dominican Republic’s best-kept secret for savvy travellers who know how to do the Caribbean right.

Sun and surf in Puerto Plata

Not all activities in Puerto Plata involve the ocean, but the Amber Coast’s beaches are definitely this area’s number-one attraction. A huge draw for kitesurfers, wakeboarders and windsurfers, they’ve become world-famous for their breezes and gentle swells. Check out Playa Dorada and Playa Cabarete for the best water sports.

Waterfalls and beautiful things to see

The 27 Falls of Damajagua are by far the coolest thing to do in Puerto Plata. Led by a guide, you hike and swim your way up through the waterfalls, which are beautiful and quite a workout. Getting down is where the real adrenalin rush kicks in. You jump—often from as high as eight metres—into the pristine pools below.

This is probably the last place you’d expect to ride one of these behemoths. Puerto Plata’s Monster Truck Safaris offer a rough-and-tumble way to get to know the Dominican countryside and its people. Motor through sugarcane fields and rivers, sample fresh fruit and coffee at a local fruit plantation, meet a Dominican family at their home and have lunch on a secluded river ranch. Need souvenirs? Stock up on rum, cigars and vanilla at the Rum Shack.


The scene after dark is hot in Puerto Plata. All of the resorts have their own bars and discos, and beachside parties go on until the wee hours. Check out Sosúa’s Ruby Lounge for live music and karaoke that spills out onto the streets most nights, or the casinos and cabaret shows at Ocean World or Holiday Village Golden Beach.

Puerto Plata excursions

Nolitours offers many tours and excursions for everyone’s taste and budget. Find out more about these Puerto Plata excursions today!

Local hotels and resorts

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Puerto Plata weather: monthly average temperature and rainfall

Puerto Plata Climate

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