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Experience Puerto Plata
- Home to some of the best kitesurfing in the world
- Ride up teleferico for amazing mountain views
- Admire stunning 19th-century Victorian houses and military fortresses
From mountaintops to neoclassical cathedrals and stunning beachsides, when it comes to variety Puerto Plata is hard to beat. The city's collection of well-preserved 19th-century Victorian homes and Neoclassical buildings gives Puerto Plata a distinct charm and heritage. A highlight of any city tour is a ride on the Teleferico up Mount Isabel de Torres that boasts a Statue of the Redeemer akin to the one in Rio de Janeiro. The views from the top are breathtaking on a clear day and you can also take a stroll in the city's botanical gardens. Along the coast you'll find Cabarete, a world centre for kite surfing. But if rest and relaxation are on your vacation agenda, Puerto Plata has numerous tranquil sandy beaches including peaceful lagoons and coves with stunning views of mountaintops in the distance. There are excellent surfing and snorkeling opportunities at several of Puerto Plata's beaches, making it easy and fun to get moving on or in the water.Read more
National language: Spanish
Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.
Travel tips: American devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.
What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Puerto Plata.
What to buy: Shop like the natives and visit the local market for some great souvenirs, or visit a small rum or cigar factory where you can experience how cigar is made and even try one of your own creations.
Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.Read more