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Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Description

If you want to soak up the sun and the beach while still having many possible activities to do, head to Puerto Plata. There you will find everything you look for: casinos, restaurants, bars, shops, not to mention all the nature excursions that can be done nearby. Puerto Plata is a city on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by greenery, that will please everyone.



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What to do in Puerto Plata


Isabel de Torres National Park

If you are not afraid of heights, you must make a stop at Isabel de Torres National Park. For just few dollars, you can get to the top of a mountain by cable car and have a spectacular view of Puerto Plata and the ocean. It is definitely worth the trip!


Merengue Festival

With merengue being the Dominican Republic's national dance, it's no wonder the country has a festival dedicated to it. In October of each year, the streets of Puerto Plata are closed for three days: music, gastronomy, crafts and sensual dancers are on the menu. Be careful, the temperature may rise suddenly!


Ocean World Adventure Park

Dolphin shows, exotic bird shows, Latin dance shows: Ocean World will blow your mind day and night. There are several marine species such as sea lions, sharks and dolphins in this park. If you've always wanted to swim with cetaceans, this is the chance to make your dream come true!


The 27 Damajagua Falls

Do you like nature and thrills? If you are staying in Puerto Plata, plan a trip to Damajagua Falls. Once at the top of the mountain, equipped with your helmet and your life jacket, you will jump in the different pools then slide into smaller falls for a little swim. Don't forget your water shoes!


Partying

Puerto Plata is known for its nightlife. The nightclubs are literally crowded until the wee hours of the morning. Hit the dance floor and pull out your best salsa and merengue steps!


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

28

23

93

Feb.

28

23

73

Mar.

28

23

84

Apr.

29

25

86

May

30

26

156

Jun.

32

27

76

Jul.

32

27

107

Aug.

33

27

103

Sep.

33

27

83

Oct.

33

27

95

Nov.

30

25

180

Dec.

28

24

83


Currency

The country's official currency is the Dominican Peso (DOP). U.S. dollars and credit and debit cards are also accepted at tourist resorts. Remember to communicate the dates of your stay in the Dominican Republic to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards on the island.

Convertor

CAD
to
DOP

Official language

Spanish is the official language in the Dominican Republic but in tourist areas most people also speak English. Before you go, learn a few words and phrases in the local language to wow the locals!

Voltage

Electrical outlets used in the Dominican Republic are the same as in Canada. However, voltage and frequency may differ depending on the hotel. If your devices do not have the words: INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, plan ahead and bring a converter.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.


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