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OCOA SPOTLIGHT: Top Places to Visit in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

OCOA SPOTLIGHT: Top Places to Visit in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Hola hermanas, our OCOA travel series is back! In this next blog, Franchesca, our Social Media and Community Manager, shares some of her favorite places to visit in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (DR). Located in the north coast of the DR Puerto Plata is a destination bursting with culture, history, and natural beauty. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a taste of local flavor, Puerto Plata has something for everyone.

Let's take a journey through some of the top places to visit in Puerto Plata:

Fortaleza San Felipe: Step back in time as you explore this historic fortress overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Built in the 16th century, Fortaleza San Felipe, pictured above, offers stunning views and a glimpse into the island's colonial past. Image source: Pinterest

Playa Dorada: Sink your toes into the golden sands of Playa Dorada, a picture-perfect beach lined with palm trees and clear turquoise waters. Whether you're lounging in the sun or trying your hand at water sports, Playa Dorada is the ultimate beach paradise. 

Franchesca in Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic

Picture Source: Franchesca, in Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata

Teleférico Puerto Plata Cable Car: Get ready for breathtaking views as you soar above the city on the Puerto Plata Cable Car. Ascend to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres, National Park, and enjoy the panoramic views of Puerto Plata and the surrounding landscape below. 

27 Charcos de Damajagua: Embark on an unforgettable adventure at the 27 Charcos, a series of 27 natural waterfalls and pools nestled in the heart of the jungle. Hike, swim, or cliff jump your way through this exhilarating excursion. The park is located approximately an hour from Puerto Plata city and it is worth the trip.

27 Charcos, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Image source: Pinterest

Museo del Ambar (Amber Museum): Uncover the fascinating world of Dominican amber at the Amber Museum in Puerto Plata. Learn about the island's rich amber deposits, discover ancient artifacts, and admire stunning amber jewelry and exhibits. 

Don't forget to indulge in some local delicacies during your visit – from fresh seafood to traditional Dominican cuisine.

Stay tuned for more adventures as we continue to explore the beauty of nuestra tierra. 

Have you visited Puerto Plata? We'd love to hear about your favorite spots and experiences in the comments. 

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