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The birthplace of tourism in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata continues to pack a mighty punch. Its spectacular, sprawling landscape combines sea, mountains, lush valleys, rivers, and a multitude of beaches. Its fertile soil grows cacao and coffee trees, while underneath rests the world’s clearest amber.

Savvy explorer Christopher Columbus knew there was much to discover on this northern Atlantic coastline–eventually finding gold deposits–when he glimpsed it from his ship in 1492. Drawn by the sight of clouds shimmering over Mount Isabel de Torres and illuminating Puerto Plata’s vast blue shoreline, he named the area the “Silver Port” and settled at La Isabela with a mixed community of Tainos–original inhabitants of the area–and Spaniards, built the first church and his first home in the Americas. You can follow Columbus’s trail and tour these archeological ruins, now part of a national park.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 9:00 am

Departure

pick up at departure point

Day 1

Time : 9:30 am

Cablecar

ride to the National Park explore the tropical garden, relax and enjoy the view

Day 1

Time : 11:00 am

Picnic

Snack, fruits and P & J Sandwich with a view from the mountains

Day 1

Time : 12:00 pm

Departure

we will take, Cablecar to come back down from the mountain

Day 1

Time : 12:30 pm

Lunch

at authentical Cultural Restaurant El Bergantin in the heart of the city at the Central Park.

Day 1

Time : 1:30 pm

Colonial Zone

street walk ends at the Malecon with the San Felipe Fort located at la puntilla.

Day 1

Time : 4:00 pm

Departure

from Puerto Plata to the pick-up point

Day 1

Time : 5:00 pm

Arrival

Cablecar ride, All entrance fees, Picnick, Lunch

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