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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Cruise Port

Puerto Plata, also called San Felipe de Puerto Plata, is a popular trading post in the Dominican Republic and is the capital city of Puerto Plata Province. It’s a big city, the ninth largest in the country, and has a population of more than a quarter of a million people. This tropical getaway is primarily a beach town that offers tours and other knowledge of its colonial roots. Its bustling port is now part of the Amber Cove Cruise Center, which is the result of a major renovation that now allows for 8,000 cruise passengers and 2,000 crew members to come through port every day. This 30+ acres of waterfront property is named after the mesmerizing amber mineral reserves found all over the region. Some of the comforts of the cove include a waterside welcoming center, waterfront cabanas, a swimming pool, waterpark, hilltop observation area, restaurants, bars and multiple retail shops.


  • Take a ride on the Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car for an outstanding view of the surrounding forest, city and a statue of Christ the Redeemer.
  • Fort San Felipe is an intricate and interesting fort that is one of the first European models built in the Americas. Walk around to see the guns, passageways and the tucked-away nooks.
  • Golden Beach (or Playa Dorada) is Puerto Plata’s most popular beach. Come for peaceful walks or casual swims along the famous Amber Coast.
  • The Amber Museum was largely influenced by the film Jurassic Park and allows visitors to see what has been trapped in amber; it’s among the largest collections in the entire world.

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