Christopher Columbus may have first discovered Puerto Plata; however, it was Nicolas de Ovando that actually founded this magnificent port city in 1502. The port was the most important in the area as it was the last stop for ships that were headed back to Europe after filling their ships with the treasures they had found.
Puerto Plata Dominican Republic today is home to all-inclusive accommodations on the cheaper end of the spectrum, making
it an affordable tropical vacation. The Puerto Plata resorts offer more than just a comfortable bed but also include
meals, activities, and other resort facilities. Due to
this, you may not find many local restaurants away from the resort areas.
Puerto Plata Resorts
Puerto Plata resorts are actually home in what is known
as a tourist area, Playa Dorada. Here you will find the
majority of the major hotel chains, a few villas,
a few condos, along with recreational facilities such
as a championship golf course and a riding stable.
Puerto Plata Beach
The Puerto Plata beach is often crowded by locals and tourists alike with amber sand, resorts, and of course the magical music that distinguishes the Dominican Republic from other Caribbean destinations. Windsurfers and water-skiers love not only the Puerto Plata beach but also the unique opportunities off the shore. The best time for Puerto Plata deals is during the winter months when it rains quite a bit. However, the rain will not stop you from enjoying the wonderful beach you will just have to wait until it stops and then you will have the beach more or less to yourself.
For fun and excitement of all kinds, Puerto Plata resorts are at the top of the list for many visitors. The Allegro Playa Dorada by Occidental offers beachfront accommodations along with an exciting casino. Along with all the excitement that the casino provides, this Puerto Plata resort includes shops, swimming pool, and three tennis courts. Children are not left out either as they offer the Occidental Fun Club that gives children various daily activities.
Luperon Park, Dominican Republic
One other popular Puerto Plata resort is the Luperon Beach Resort sitting on around 40 acres of beach. Puerto Plata deals found at this resort include breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an array of fun adventures such as horseback riding, sailing, and even scuba lessons in the pool. The rooms are exquisite with balcony or terrace with a view that you will take back home in your memory of your wonderful vacation in Puerto Plata Dominica Republic.
Embrace Puerto Plata and enjoy all this resort town has to offer for families, newlyweds, and singles in the magical Caribbean.