Puerto Plata, or ‘Silver Port’ in English, is one of the Dominican Republic’s most vibrant and historic resorts. The name was given to the region by Christopher Columbus after he spotted the silver tip of the island’s most prominent mountain. Since then it has grown into an exciting mix of culture, activities, relaxation and partying. No matter who you are and what you like from a holiday, Puerto Plata is certain to have something magnificent waiting just for you.
Cheap holidays to Puerto Plata are an awesome choice of destination and the region can be reached from a select number of airports in the UK. Puerto Plata has its own airport with many flights arriving from the UK. The resort itself is just a short transfer from the airport. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site for more great deals for your summer and winter getaways. Direct flights to Dominican Republic are around 9 hours if you can get a direct flight.
Puerto Plata enjoys its busiest period during the summer, usually classed as any time between May and early September. Temperatures tend to reach the low 30s throughout these summer months with plenty of sunshine days to be enjoyed too. Outside of the summer months and even into mid-winter, the temperatures still remain very hot. This makes Puerto Plata a great place to visit all year round and even puts Christmas Day on the beach as an option for your winter plans.
There are so many world-class attractions in Puerto Plata that it is difficult to know where to begin. Unwinding on its wonderful beach is one of the best things to do here as the beach manages to strike a balance between the right amount of tourism to be lively but not overwhelming. Other activities unique to the region include 27 Charcos, a series of 27 waterfalls nestled in the hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range. There is also a cable car service that takes you to the top of a mountain that overlooks the whole of Puerto Plata. If fishing is a hobby of yours or something you want to try, High Z’s Fishing Tour is something that you will want to check out.
Because of its popularity with both national and international tourists, there are no shortage of accommodation options to choose from here. Impressive hotels by the beachfront or in the city centre are great choices. There is also a selection of apartments, villas and B&Bs dotted around the city and its outskirts to provide you with some excellent alternatives to the classic hotel experience. The dining scene in Puerto Plata is just as impressive as the accommodation choice and there are plenty of restaurants to pick from in the city. While there are international dishes available in most places, local cuisine usually takes precedent and is a must-try upon your visit to this exciting city.
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