Established by Christopher Columbus in the 1400’s and once a famous port, Puerto Plata holidays are ideal for families, groups of friends and couples. Puerto Plata is the area’s Capital, and as such offers you a myriad of traditional Caribbean restaurants, shops and bars to try out. These are all located along the beautiful Amber Coast, just 5 miles from the popular resort of Playa Dorada, with its sandy beaches, inviting waters and all-inclusive low-rise hotels.
Puerto Plata holidays: attractions
An historic town, Puerto Plata holidays promise colourful authentic Caribbean houses and colonial Victorian architecture, with plenty of good quality hotels to choose from if you want to stay in the thick of things.
After a cup of coffee in one of the many local bars or cafes, why not take a guided tour of the Fuerte San Felipe, the ancient fort founded by Columbus in 1541, or take a stroll along the nearby promenade of Malecon – with its own good selection of cafes, restaurants and bars?
Activities on Puerto Plata holidays
If you fancy doing a bit of shopping on your Puerto Plata holidays, then the town itself will not disappoint. There are dozens of local gift shops selling tourist souvenirs, clothes and local craftwork.
The Amber Coast region is characterized by sandy beaches - that are great for water sports - plus fantastic inland forests and awesome mountains. One great day out on Puerto Plata holidays is to take a cable car up the impressive Mount Isabel, a notable local attraction with welcoming botanic gardens and amazing views to enjoy once at the top.
Puerto Plata holidays
The Amber Museumis a delightful distraction from relaxing on the beach or taking a dip in the pool, as is a tour of one of the many rum factories in the area. When it’s time to return to your hotel, Puerto Plata holidays promise evening entertainments such as discos, casinos and bars.
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