Where is Puerto Plata?
Puerto Plata is one of the most important coastal provinces of the Dominican Republic, located in the northern part of the country with a population of nearly 400,000. It is popularly known as the Amber Coast for the fossils of this resin plant found throughout the region. The climate that Puerto Plata enjoys year-round is constant and pleasant, which permits visitors to enjoy its fabulous beaches in any season.
What do vacations in Puerto Plata have to offer?
78 miles of coastline with the finest beaches. Puerto Plata has arguably the best beaches in the country, which are in turn very close to areas of fabulous lush greenery. The wonderful climate of the region allows visitors to come at any time of year to enjoy the sun and water.
Puerto Plata is a city with endless leisure and entertainment possibilities. Apart from its beaches, the town has an historic center with many places to visit: the Castle of San Felipe, El Monte Isabel de Torres, the Brugal Rum distillery and the Amber Museum. Walking through the streets of the town among its buildings and structures is a true luxury. Moreover, there are countless nature excursions the visitor can enjoy.
A personal, multicultural tradition. There are many cultures that have influenced the Dominican Republic and Puerto Plata: French dancing, Spanish traditions, Victorian architecture and Jewish descendants. Puerto Plata has a global culture but with a clear and unique Dominican flavor.
The gastronomy of Puerto Plata is traditional and delicious. Its dishes are cooked slowly in kitchens with a Spanish and Creole influence. Among its most popular recipes are mangu, made from bananas, and what is known as the national dish consisting of rice, beans and beef stew. Another important part of this gastronomy is the delicious desserts.
Are you interested in Iberostar Hotels & Resorts for your vacation in Puerto Plata?
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has a hotel right on the beach in Puerto Plata. The Iberostar Costa Dorada hotel is a 5-star All-Inclusive resort, offering its guests all the care and services necessary for a perfect stay in Dominican Republic. In this hotel, guests find all the fun and relaxation they expect for a family or couple’s vacation.