Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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.


  • 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. View our Port Shopping Guide
    • 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.

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