San Felipe de Puerto Plata is the capital of the Dominican Republic. The city is famous for resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, which are located east of San Felipe de Puerto Plata. A total of 100,000 hotel beds are available in the city.
The only aerial tramway in the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata. This tramway goes up to Pico Isabel de Torres, a 793 meter high mountain within the city. The top of the mountain features a botanical garden and a replica of Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro.
The fortification Fortaleza San Felipe lies close to the port of Puerto Plata, and was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship. The amber museum is also a well-known attraction in this city and worth a visit. La Isabela, a settlement built by Christopher Columbus, is located near Puerto Plata and is a must-see on your holiday in the Dominican Republic.