Puerto Plata, or “Port of Silver” was discovered by Columbus way back in 1502, but has only recently become popular as more and more tourists have begun to discover it since the 1980s.
Visitors have an ample choice of both water and land tours starting with the off-road Monster Truck Safari through coffee plantations and the Outback Safari through sugarcane fields to the Santiago and Jarabacoa Falls tour which includes a visit to a cigar factory. Puerto Plata also offers multiple opportunities to cruise the Atlantic Ocean, usually with a full-course meal served on board. Popular among a host of afternoon and evening cruises is the catamaran cruise to the bay of Sosua.
What’s a visit to Puerto Plata without a day spent at its world class beaches? Sosua and Playa Dorada are known for their sun-kissed white sands and turquoise waters. They are also the heart of many fun-filled activities like paragliding, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba-diving.