Exploring Puerto Plata Resorts

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  • Beaches

  • Arts & Culture

  • Dominican Republic

  • History

  • Local Culture

  • Relaxation

Exploring Puerto Plata Resorts
Curator’s statement

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, is an amazing destination that offers a wonderful blend of history and culture. This makes it the perfect place for families, couples and friend groups. With its charming colonial city and impressive 16th-century fort, visitors can dive into the fascinating history of the region. The Puerto Plata resorts offer all-inclusive stays and vibrant boutique hotels. The breathtaking beaches and multitude of activities ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. From water sports and diving to exploring the lively local markets, Puerto Plata is the perfect destination.

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Where to stay

Iberostar Costa Dorada

Where tropical paradise meets unparalleled hospitality on the shores of the Dominican Republic.

Hotel Boutique Casa Colonial Beach & Spa

A luxurious and intimate boutique hotel in the Dominican Republic, offering elegant accommodations, a tranquil beachfront setting and rejuvenating spa experiences for a truly indulgent and relaxing escape in the Caribbean.



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  • Breakfast daily.

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Hodelpa Emotions Puerto Plata

Unwind in paradise, where luxury and Caribbean charm embrace to create unforgettable moments.

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Start your trip by exploring the charming colonial city, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural beauty that dates back centuries.

When it comes to relaxation and indulgence, Puerto Plata has got you covered. You can enjoy all-inclusive stays at the resorts, where you'll have access to world-class amenities, spas, and services. Whether you prefer lounging by the pool or soaking up the sun on the stunning beaches, there's something for everyone.

For water enthusiasts, Puerto Plata has a variety of options. Head to Playa Dorada and Sosua Beach to experience thrilling water activities, such as snorkeling, diving, or simply swimming in the crystal-clear waters. If you're up for an adrenaline rush, make sure to visit Cabarete, known as a paradise for kiteboarding.

Visit the Amber Museum to marvel at the fascinating collection of Dominican amber. Take a ride on the Teleferico cable car for panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape.

For those seeking adventure, Puerto Plata offers plenty of opportunities. Embark on a thrilling journey to the 27 Waterfalls, where you can hike, swim, and jump off cascading waterfalls in a tropical paradise. Another must-visit attraction is the Damajaqua Cascades, where you can explore a series of stunning waterfalls and natural pools.

No visit to Puerto Plata would be complete without a trip to Fortaleza San Felipe, a historic fortress that played a crucial role in protecting the city. Take a step back in time as you explore the fortress and learn about its fascinating history.

When it comes to dining, there is an array of options to satisfy your taste buds. Indulge in the flavors of the local cuisine at Skina Restaurante and Las Palmas. Here you can savor delicious dishes made with fresh, local ingredients.

If you're looking to venture outside of Puerto Plata, consider taking day trips to Santo Domingo and Sosua. In Santo Domingo, you can explore the vibrant capital city and visit historical sites such as the Colonial Zone. In Sosua, you can enjoy more beach time and experience the vibrant nightlife that the town has to offer before heading back to your resort in Puerto Plata.

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This is a destination that has it all - history, culture, stunning beaches and an abundance of activities to keep you entertained. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure or a taste of the local culture, Puerto Plata will exceed your expectations and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Reach out and let me plan your next trip to the Dominican Republic!

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Dominican Republic. In need of further inspiration? Check out Clara Bicas’s trip report, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Beaches and more.

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