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Puerto Plata Travel Guide: 54 reviews and 207 photos

Puerto Plata is the main city of the Dominican Republic's North shore. It has 200,000 inhabitants and was once a major export center for tobacco. This period in the late 1800's is what gives Puerto Plata its unique Victorian architecture. Today, the city is the center of the North Coast resort areas.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Authentic Dominican culture
  • Cons:dirty , noisy and lots of traffic
  • In a nutshell:a good way to get out of the beach resorts and see the real DR
  • Last visit to Puerto Plata: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2008 at 4:54 AM

    that looks like the dominican republic i would like to see. away from the resorts where the locals live.

  • marielexoteria's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2008 at 1:10 AM

    You got that right: haggle left and right. Another place you might be interested in is Loma Isabel de Torres. Our teleférico (cable railway) will take you up high there and the view is amazing.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2007 at 8:39 AM

    So, how much haggling did you do??

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2007 at 2:04 AM

    Good tips. Victorian style gazebo in Parque Central look very nice, indeed.


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