Experience Puerto Plata

Fast facts
  • Try out kitesurfing with incredible water sports conditions
  • Ride up the Teleferico cable car for panoramic views of the coast
  • Learn about the area’s rich history dating back to the 16th century

From lush mountaintops to stunning beaches, Puerto Plata offers travellers a truly fulfilling tropical getaway. The city exudes an old-fashioned, yet elegant vibe with its collection of well-preserved 19th-century Victorian homes and buildings. A highlight of any city tour is the cable car ride on the Teleferico up Mount Isabel de Torres that boasts a Statue of the Redeemer akin to that of Rio de Janeiro. The views from the top are breathtaking. On a clear day, you can also take a stroll in the city's botanical gardens. History buffs will appreciate visiting Fort San Felipe, an historic Spanish fortress and the oldest building in Puerto Plata that now serves as a museum showcasing the area’s past. For nature lovers, Puerto Plata offers numerous tranquil sandy beaches including peaceful lagoons and coves with stunning views of mountaintops in the distance. Along the coast you'll find Cabarete, a world centre for kite surfing perfect for active travellers.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: DOP (Dominican Peso). We recommend travellers bring USD (United States Dollar) for their vacation.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian 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 cigars are 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.

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