Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata

Things to Do + Day Trips



Puerto Plata is home to beautiful beaches, rivers, waterfalls, caves, and valleys. It also flaunts cute architecture and several historic sites that range from monuments, forts, and museums.

With these, there is a surplus of interesting places to explore and things to do in Puerto Plata!

Tour the Downtown

Walking around downtown has never been more enjoyable in Puerto Plata. Thanks to its walkability, charming architecture, and recently renovated and colorful houses.


Learn How to Make Casabe

Casabe, a cassava-based bread, is one of Dominican Republic’s traditional foods. You can make it with Yudelka, who has generational knowledge of this specialty! 


Explore Fortaleza San Felipe


A former military fort and prison, Fortaleza San Felipe defended the city from invaders. Today, it serves as a museum, which also flaunts Puerto Plata’s history and coastlines!

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Loma Isabel de Torres


The teleferico or cable car to loma Isabel de Torres rewards riders with panoramic views of the coast. It also leads to a popular religious statue and other attractions.

Museo Gregorio Luperon


This museum tells the story of how revolutionary Gregorio Luperon's efforts helped DR restore its freedom from Spain!

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Punta Rucia & Cayo Arena 

Take a full-day tour at Punta Rucia and Cayo Arena. The white sand beaches and pristine waters are out of this world!


Hike to La Rejoya Waterfall

The hike to La Rejoya waterfall is in a deep, dense forest, yet it is accessible. This is the perfect hike for some recentering. Don’t forget to take a dip in the waterfall!


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Click below to see the full list of 40+ Best Things to Do in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic!