About San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata Vacation, Hotels. Resorts and cheap Flights
To understand why Columbus chose to call this town Puerto de Plata (Port of Silver) we need only to take a twilight stroll. You'll be awestruck by how imbued the coast is with silver hues as the sun sinks into the Atlantic Ocean. This provincial capital has noticeable Victorian style and colonial relics such as the Fort of San Felipe. Agricultural, cattle farms and tourism create its strong economy. It also has the most important amber mines in the world. Sosua is a charming, cosmopolitan town with idyllic beaches and a whole host of attractions. It is the most modern tourist package imaginable, combining the peace and quiet of the beach with a bustling nightlife.
Nearby, Cabarete is famous for windsurfing. There is no coral reef to serve as a breakwater to the waves, which, whipped up by the trade winds, come roaring in unchecked all year round. Beaches Playa Dorada and Long Beach are not the greatest, but hotels fight for their tiny section. Plenty of animation is provided though. Cabarete has one of the world's ten best windsurfing beaches. Sosua has a 1 km beach of incomparable beauty.
The weather remains tropical year round with an average annual temperature of 25° C.
Airport :Gregorio Luperon International Airport Airport Tax : The departure tax of around US $20 per person is payable at the airport should it not already be included on your plane ticket, please verify. Distance from Airport : 10-20 minutes
Tourist Office : Playa Long Beach, Puerto Plata, Telephone (809) 586-3676 Tourist Season : November through April Festivals & Events February 27 - Carnival June - Cabarete Race Week October - Dominican Republic Jazz Festival October - Merengue Festival in Malecon