Located mid-way along the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata is magnificently scenic, with thick tropical forests opening out to reveal turquoise seas and idyllic white sand beaches. The attractions in Puerto Plata are numerous, from the stunning beaches to the awe-inspiring mountain backdrop, the charming restaurants to the sense of isolation, and all this with flights to Puerto Plata Airport landing you within minutes of your rental apartment. Although this is a remote part of the island, fluency in Spanish is not essential, despite the rich culture still dominating the village.
Puerto Plata is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Dominican Republic, partially due to its fantastic beaches. Christopher Columbus once announced Puerto Plata to be the ‘fairest land under heaven’ due to its combination of coastal mountains, perfect beaches and lush forests, and little has changed since then. Lazy days in the beach are a constant attraction to a Puerto Plata apartment, with the soft sand beaches blessed with many hours of sunshine a day throughout the year. The warm Caribbean waters are easily warm enough for a dip at any time of year too, even if you like your swimming waters warm!
There is plenty to do away from Puerto Plata’s beaches too. Among the most popular attractions in Puerto Plata are the Amber Museum, which displays a fascinating range of specimens caught in fossilized resin, the Columbus Aquaparque and the Brugal Rum Factory. Puerto Plata is an old town, presenting many historical attractions along side the international beach facilities it is known for. The beautiful Iglesia de San Felipe Church is certainly worth a visit from any self catering Puerto Plata apartment, and the many little craft shops and restaurants that litter the town make a days exploration a genuine delight.
Activity is never far away from life in a Puerto Plata apartment either. The soaring peak of Mont Isabel de Torres offers visitors wonderful views from the summit, and if you don’t feel like climbing it on foot, there is a seven minute cable car which will do the hard work for you! The botanical gardens and summit restaurant are certainly worth making the climb for, not to mention the unsurpassed views across the sea and the island.
The beaches of Costambar and Playa Dorada are fantastic attractions from Puerto Plata apartments. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and numerous little restaurants, these two beaches are also home to some of the islands few golf courses. There are two golf courses on Playa Dorada and a further 9 hole course at Costambar, perfect for a swift round from a Puerto Plata apartment. If you are in need of some excitement at the end of a lazy day on the beach, the Playa Dorada casino provides endless hours of entertainment.
Puerto Plata’s attractions are in full swing all year round as the area has a remarkably constant yearly climate. Monthly average temperatures only fluctuate by 1˚C or so throughout the year, always remaining between 26˚C and 32˚C.
Puerto Plata Airport, the Gregorio Luperon International Airport (POP) is a huge asset for anyone wishing to rent a self catering Puerto Plata apartment, villa or beach house. There are numerous direct flights to Puerto Plata Airport from the UK, including regular services from Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and Bristol (BRS).