Darling of the Dominican, Puerto Plata incites playtime on the Atlantic coast. The province pulls you in with a lush landscape that hugs the ocean, surrounds a charming port town and culminates in a forested mountain. Take a scenic cable car ride, surf smooth waves, play rounds of golf, or stroll down a beachfront boulevard. From its playas to its colonial cities, Puerto Plata is pure perfection.

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Find ways to play in Puerto Plata! Catch a wave on beautiful beaches like Playa Dorada, or swim with dolphins at Ocean World Adventure Park. Golf enthusiasts shouldn't miss the gorgeous Puerto Plata golf courses, while night owls will revel in the area's nightlife. Go for the best resorts in Puerto Plata with our all-inclusive vacation packages.

PUERTO PLATA TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

Language

Spanish

What to eat

Pastelón de plátano Maduro (like lasagna, but with plantains!) and the country’s national soup, sancocho, a hearty mix of multiple meats, plantain and varied vegetables like corn or yuca root.

What to bring back

Colourful island landscapes from local artists and Dominican rum (Brugal, Bermúdez or Barceló).

Fun Fact

Puerto Plata is home to the only cable car system in the Caribbean. Built in 1975, the colourful teleférico takes you up the beautifully verdant Mount Isabel de Torres. At the summit, admire the giant Christ the Redeemer statue, stroll through botanical gardens and take in brilliant views of Puerto Plata and the Atlantic Ocean.

Important Info
For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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