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Puerto Plata Destination Guide

Explore Puerto Plata in Dominican Republic.

Puerto Plata in the region of Puerto Plata with it's 146,000 inhabitants is a town in Dominican Republic - some 100 mi (or 162 km) North-West of Santo Domingo, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Puerto Plata is now 06:57 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "America / Santo Domingo" with an UTC offset of -4 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Yasica Arriba, Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros, San Pedro de Macorís, San Juan de la Maguana or Barrio Pie Del Fuerte. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Puerto Plata, Sabana Grande, Los Ciruelos, Loma del Medio, Las Tejas and El Corozal. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Puerto Plata

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Video sur Puerto Plata - Sosua Cabarete

Grand Oasis Marien Puerto Plata Domini...

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Formerly Coral Marien Resort

Carnival Puerto Plata

00:15 min ( January 09, 2009 by DRadventures)
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Carnival in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Festival parade in colorful costumes. Dancing in the streets. All the RUSH in One Place!

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Laqueshia Birthday Getaway

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Interesting facts about this location

Fortaleza San Felipe

Fortaleza San Felipe is a historic Spanish fortress located in the north of Dominican Republic in the province of Puerto Plata. Is also known as El Morro de San Felipe and was used to protect the City of Puerto Plata from pirates and corsairs. It is located on a hill at the Puntilla Del Malecón, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; its strategic location protected the entrance to the city's seaport.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 19.79, -70.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Forts in the Dominican Republic, Museums in the Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata (city)

San Felipe de Puerto Plata, often referred to as simply Puerto Plata, is the capital of the Dominican province Puerto Plata. The city is famous for resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, located east of San Felipe de Puerto Plata. There are a total of 100,000 hotel beds in the city. The only aerial tramway in the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata. With it, one can ride up to Pico Isabel de Torres, a 793 meter high mountain within the city.

More reading: Puerto Plata (city) homepage
Located at 19.79, -70.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of the Dominican Republic, Populated places established in 1502, Populated places in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata Province

Port of Puerto Plata

The Port of Puerto Plata is located in San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. This is the main harbor in the north coast and it is currently used for cargo operations and several military movements. Although the government is planning to rebuild the old terminal for commercial passenger operations.

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Located at 19.79, -70.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Ports and harbours of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Urban planning in the Dominican Republic

2003 Dominican Republic earthquake

On September 22, 2003 at 00:45 local time, a magnitude 6.4 Mw earthquake occurred close the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Its epicenter was located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:19.847|N|70.666|W||||| | |name= }}, near the town of Luperon, Puerto Plata and 40 miles north the city of Santiago de los Caballeros. This earthquake could also be felt in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Located at 19.79, -70.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Earthquakes in the Dominican Republic

Cordillera Septentrional

The Cordillera Septentrional runs parallel to the north coast of the Dominican Republic, with extensions to the northwest, the Tortuga island, and to the southeast, the Samaná Peninsula where it becomes the Sierra de Samaná. Its highest mountain is Diego de Ocampo, close to Santiago de los Caballeros, with 1,250 metres . There are several small plains between this range and the Atlantic Ocean. Rivers are short and most of them flow to the north.

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Located at 19.79, -70.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Geography of the Dominican Republic, Mountain ranges of the Dominican Republic