Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

San Felipe de Puerto Plata is the capital of the Puerto Plata province on the Dominican Republic’s Atlantic north coast. The city is best known for its beaches. Playa Dorada’s lengthy beachfront is backed by resorts and an 18-hole golf course. The city’s old colonial-era center is dominated by the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical and military artifacts.


Weather: 29°C, Wind E at 18 km/h, 77% Humidity

Population: 118,496 (2010) United Nations

Province: Puerto Plata Province

Founded: 1502

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