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Things to Do in Puerto Plata

The best kept secret in the Caribbean

Located in the northern part of the country, Puerto Plata is one of the most sought after tourist destinations by national and international tourists. It not only has paradisiacal beaches that take your breath away, but also mountains with extraordinary flora and fauna. The offer of tourism, adventure and nature is immense and very diverse.

But in addition, Puerto Plata has an enormous historical wealth. It was the place chosen by Christopher Columbus to build the first church on his arrival in America. It is equally interesting to visit the Castle of  San Felipe de El Morro. A fortification with more than 220 years of history.

Visitors can find many tourist attractions, such as the only cable car in the entire Caribbean. By cable car you can visit the Isabel de Torres Hill and once there take the opportunity to visit its botanical garden and enjoy one of the most impressive views of the Atlantic Sea from its viewpoint. In Puerto Plata there are high-quality cocoa and coffee crops, as well as the most expensive amber in the world. In the center of the city you can visit the Amber Museum. Nature and adventure lovers will also find in Puerto Plata options for hiking, biking and water sports on the beautiful beaches of Sosúa and Cabarete

Riviera Azul

A tourist and residential project with luxury apartments located 5 minutes by car from the historic center of San Felipe de Puerto Plata, with gym, sports fields and its Playa Riviera restaurant, directly located in Playa Dorada. You can book for nights, weeks or even long stays by entering here.


It is a meeting and visit point preferred by Dominicans. Its natural beauty, with a large park, as well as the Plaza de la Independencia and various places of cultural and tourist interest, such as the Cathedral of San Felipe Apóstol, the Town Hall or the House of Culture... all this gives it a character of " A must see” and also includes places such as the Amber Museum, Calle de las Sombrillas, Paseo Rosado, as well as restaurants and other places that are perfect for many photos and comments on social networks.

El parque Central de Puerto Plata se ha convertido en uno de los puntos de encuentro más importantes de Puerto Plata

Paseo Doña Blanca

Paseo de Doña Blanca or El Pasaje de Doña Blanca is a small alley in the center of Puerto Plata painted entirely in pink. This beautiful alley is a tribute to the founder of the first hotel in the city of Puerto Plata, the Europa hotel.

Its history dates back to 1898 when Isidoro Rainieri and Bianca Franceschini, natives of Italy, arrived in Puerto Plata and realizing that a hotel was needed to serve travelers, they decided to found the Hospedaje del Comercio, which they later changed the name to Hotel Europe.


It is located a few meters from the Plaza Independencia, you can enjoy the Choco Museum, smoke a cigar beside other recreational activities . A colorful, artisanal, musical and culinary experience, delving into the roots and customs of Puerto Plata, since it consists of a mixture of cultures and everything we can see is the result of that.

Calle de las Sombrillas está localizada en la Provincia de Puerto Plata al norte de República Dominicana


Located in the Castillo de Luperón, it is an authentic theme park due to its successful structure of "floating cabins" in the water: fun, parties, good food to spend the day in Puerto Plata. From Riviera Azul you can book the trip and transfers to enjoy a unique experience, leaving and returning the same day. The approximate distance is 78 km.


A place dedicated to lovers of adventure and nature, it has waterfalls / natural slides and the "La Cortina" spa.

Un lugar dedicado a los amantes de la aventura y el turismo natural
Playa Cambiaso en Luperón: 


Reaching the spectacular white sands of Playa Cambiaso is worth it. About an hour and a half northwest of Puerto Plata, between Maimón and Luperón, this wide stretch is lined with coconut palms with donkeys feeding in the background and a couple of restaurants serving fresh fish. Families congregate here on the weekends, but during the week you can have the beach all to yourself. The beach is hard to find and takes you over bumpy dirt roads, you will need a good driver and an ATV.


This is a natural paradise, with its white sand, crystalline waters and natural vegetation that protects from the sun. Very little visited, so that lovers of relaxation and tranquility will have a special place for those "getaways" with someone special.

Playa Viejo Oscar Es un paraíso natural, con su arena blanca, aguas cristalinas y vegetación natura


You can enjoy transparent kayak excursions, where you can contemplate all the beauty of our coast and marinediversity.


A secluded place, but close to the center of Sosúa. This beach was formed in the last decade by the movement of sand towards that place, which is why it is also called "miraculous beach". It is a place to go for a lrecreational swim and enjoy the impressive sunsets.


Disfruta de una rica langosta en playa riviera


Below we recommend some of the best places to eat in Puerto Plata, beginning, of course, with our Playa Riviera restaurant, with the best specialties from the sea and land, with an idyllic location on the beach at Playa Dorada.

La Puntilla de Piergiorgio: Authentic Italian gastronomic restaurant with unbeatable
views from its terrace, located in Sosua.

Rancho La Catalina: Catalina:  Specialized in meat and seafood, this restaurant is located in a beautiful natural environment of countryside and mountains,called El Cupey.

Restaurante María (Ocean Village): Varied menu accompanied by spectacular sea
views, located between Sosua and Cabarete.

A continuación le recomendamos algunos de los mejores lugares donde comer en Puerto Plata, empezando, por supuesto, por nuestro restaurante Playa Riviera, con las mejores especialidades del mar y la tierra, con un emplazamiento idílico, en la misma Playa Dorada.


We remind you that in our Playa Riviera restaurant bar you can enjoy exquisite national
and international drinks in Playa Dorada.

Gorditos TexMex: Especialidad en comida mexicana.

Vagamundo: Un lugar para los amantes del café y el dulce en Cabarete, con muchas variedades de café, waffles y smoothies.

Yamazato: Valorado por sus visitantes como el mejor restaurante japonés en Cabarete.

Tuva: Especialidades italianas con un toque chic.

Heladería Mariposa: Ubicada en el centro histórico de Puerto Plata, ofrece no solo helados, sino refrigerios diversos, como sandwiches, bebidas, etc.

The Honey Company: Miel y mucho más. Vida sana y muchos productos para llevar a casa de altísima calidad.