Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic

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Cruises to Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata (or officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata) is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is semiprecious tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Amber Cove Cruise Terminal. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Atlantic Standard Time (AST) UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency is the Dominican Peso.
    • Famous For
      Mount Isabel de Torres is the highest mountain with a 7-acre botanical garden featuring over 600 types of tropical plants.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Puerto Plata is the kiteboarding and windsurfing capital of the Caribbean.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Cofresi Beach was named after an infamous pirate named Roberto Cofresi who was once considered a major threat during his time.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Made with rum, red wine, honey, herbs and tree bark, Mama Juana is a popular aphrodisiac drink in the Dominican Republic.

Puerto Plata TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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DAMAJAGUA'S BUGGIES

DAMAJAGUA'S WATERFALLS & BUGGIES

Race through the countryside in an all-terrain vehicle and enjoy a cool mountain stream and its tumbling cascades. ...

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DAMAJAGUA'S WATERFALL TRIPLE ADVENTURE

Prepare for three times the fun on this ultimate adventure by zip line, ATV and by following a jungle trail to the gorge...

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DAMAJAGUA WATERFALL FULL EXPERIENCE

Experience the Damajagua waterfalls in every way imaginable with a local guide leading the adventure. ...

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Ocean World Day Pass & Dominican Adventure

Boasting one of the largest man-made dolphin habitats in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone cr...

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