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Puerto Plata

Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers. The port town, nestled between a mountain and the ocean, is known for its picturesque beaches, with fine golden sands and azure waters. Upscale resort chains offer relaxation and pampering, while the beaches provide countless water sport opportunities for your Puerto Plata vacation. Although primarily a beach destination, the city is not without its cultural sights, as the restored waterfront boasts a historic fort and lighthouse. Take a look at our Dominican Republic trip builder tool to refine the details of your trip to Puerto Plata.
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Puerto Plata offers an abundance of accommodations, from mid-range hotels and condominiums to luxury beach resorts. The most popular place to stay is near Playa Dorado, where you'll have easy access to both the beach and the nearby golf resort. Costambar is another desirable option, providing proximity to one of the city's most vibrant beaches. If you stay in the city center, you'll forgo prime beach access, but will have views of the scenic Fortaleza San Felipe.
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