Puerto Plata manages to effortlessly combine a warm and charming atmosphere that is missing from some of its beach-town counterparts, with all the luxuries of all inclusive resorts, boutique shops, and cozy restaurants. So whether you're content to spend the duration of your vacation package by the hotel pool, take long walks on the beach, or jump right into the thick of things in the city centre, you will find that vacations to Puerto Plata fit the bill perfectly.
Those craving a deeper understanding of the local culture will find plenty of historic traditions re-enacted during the Cultural Festival, while the annual Merengue Festival is a great place to use your dancing shoes and move to the tunes of the Dominican Republic's best bands. For the best views of the city, trek to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres and reward yourself with breathtaking views and a cup or two of the country's rich, aromatic coffee.
With hotel options for all budgets, a well-preserved historic district, loads of outdoor activities ranging from horseback riding to windsurfing, and a seafront promenade straight out of a postcard, you won't have to think twice about spending a holiday here.