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Puerto Plata-Dominican Republic

The north coast of the Dominican Republic is on the Atlantic side, and thus the sea is more suitable for energetic watersports than for novice swimmers. Windsurfers, particularly in Cabarate, will be in seventh heaven. All beaches in the country are public, and in this area they are of coarse sand.

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Things to do in Puerto Plata
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Language spoken in Puerto Plata
Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Puerto Plata
The Dominican Republic peso is the local currency, although U.S. dollars are widely accepted. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site, although not all will exchange Canadian travel cheques. Visa and Mastercard cheques and credit cards are widely accepted. Regrettably, American Express cheques and credit cards are not commonly accepted.
Voltage in Puerto Plata
110V or 220V (Adapters may be required at select hotels and are available on a very limited basis. We suggest you bring your own.)
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Puerto Plata weather
Weather in Puerto Plata
The average temperature in Puerto Plata is 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) with seasonal fluctuations of 4 – 6 degrees depending on the month. While on vacation in Puerto Plata, most months of the year visitors should pack clothes for swimming and warm weather. For December and January some nights may require a light garment. While the average temperature in Puerto Plata makes this an ideal vacation destination we recommend that you apply plenty of sunscreen, drink lots of water and relax.
Avg. J F M A M J J A S O N D
High 28.0°C 29.0°C 30.0°C 30.0°C 31.0°C 33.0°C 33.0°C 33.0°C 34.0°C 33.0°C 30.0°C 28.0°C
83.1°F 84.0°F 85.3°F 86.2°F 88.3°F 91.8°F 91.6°F 92.1°F 92.3°F 90.9°F 86.0°F 82.8°F
Low 17.0°C 17.0°C 17.0°C 18.0°C 19.0°C 20.0°C 20.0°C 20.0°C 20.0°C 20.0°C 19.0°C 18.0°C
62.2°F 62.1°F 62.8°F 64.2°F 66.7°F 68.4°F 68.7°F 68.5°F 68.4°F 67.6°F 66.0°F 63.5°F

 
Traveling to Puerto Plata
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Documents required to visit Puerto Plata
Documents needed to visit Puerto Plata
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Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Dominican Republic consulate or embassy for information.
 
Puerto Plata transfer times
Transfer Times
Please keep in mind that these times are approximate depending on traffic and any other problems that may occur along the way.
Approximate transfer times are as follows from the Puerto Plata Airport to hotels in:
Sosua - 15 minutes
Cabarete - 30 minutes
Samana - 3 hours
Santo Domingo - 4 hours
Punta Cana - 5 hours 30 minutes
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