First Time Visitors

Are you a first time visitor to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic?

The following articles will provide you with valuable information on some of the best activities and excursions to see and do during your visit to Puerto Plata.

Top 10 Things To Do In Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is one of the most popular cities for vacationers visiting the Dominican Republic. Offering pristine beaches, picturesque mountains, plush jungles, rich history and excursions galore, it can at times prove challenging when trying to select the best activities to try while vacationing in this spectacular paradise. Inside Puerto Plata has narrowed down the list for you with our Top 10 Things To Do In Puerto Plata!

Transportation in Puerto Plata

Transportation in Puerto Plata is plentiful, and very affordable as well. It can prove overwhelming when deciding which mode of transportation to take to excursions and activities. Whether traveling by minibus, taxi, rental car or even motoconcho, Inside Puerto Plata is here to guide you through the process.

Damajaqua Cascades

Damajaqua Cascades or 27 Waterfalls is by far the most desired excursion destination for both locals and vacationers alike in Puerto Plata, and possibly the entire Dominican Republic. This beautiful oasis is a must do for everyone, and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Allow Inside Puerto Plata to tell you all about this paradise so many love.


Aside from its obvious beauty, one of the many reasons Puerto Plata has come to be known as a leading destination for vacationers is due to the many exciting excursions available in Puerto Plata and the surrounding areas. With a range of activities and excursions including, horseback riding, zip lining, Monkey Jungle Dominican Republic, underground skateboarding, ATV riding, deep sea fishing, white water rafting, river floating, flying trapeze and circus school, Ocean World Adventure Park and so much more, Puerto Plata is truly the excursion destination of the Dominican Republic!

Golfing in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is a golfer’s paradise. Aside from the beautiful backdrop of ocean, beaches, mountains and the shining sun, Puerto Plata hosts some of the greenest rolling fairways in the world. World-class golf is thriving in Puerto Plata and the surrounding areas, with challenging courses, including an expert designed Trent Jones Sr. course.

Puerto Plata History

As the first European settlement in the New World, there is a great deal of rich history to explore and study while visiting the city. We invite you to learn more about Puerto Plata history before venturing out on your own.

Museums & Culture

In addition to Puerto Plata being well known for its rich history, this beautiful city is also renowned for its culture and museums. Ranging from the Amber Museum to the Casa Museo Gregorio Luperón, and even the Taíno Art Museum and Jewish Historical Museum in nearby Sosúa, Puerto Plata takes their history and museums very seriously. In addition to Puerto Plata’s museums, culture is very bountiful in and important. Throughout the year, Puerto Plata showcases multiple cultural events and festivals, including the annual weeklong Puerto Plata Cultural Festival, which is usually held the third week of June.

Local Eating

Dominican food is as popular as beautiful Dominican beaches, and Puerto Plata is blessed with many of the best eateries in the country. Allow us to showcase the best of the best, crème de la crème of Puerto Plata dining options.

 Nightlife in Puerto Plata

 Nightlife is plentiful and thriving in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. From merengue dancing to nightclubs and even live shows, vacationers will always have something exciting to do in the evening. Allow us to provide you with the best option when looking to explore nightlife in Puerto Plata.


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