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Where to stay in Puerto Plata

VacationRenter offers 721 holiday homes in Puerto Plata, and we’re confident that you’ll find a property that falls within your needs and your budget. If you’re in search of affordable villas in Puerto Plata, you’ll be pleased to find that 20% of properties cost less than $60 a night. Whether you’re on the hunt for private villas near The Cable Car Puerto Plata, a pet-friendly home close to Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, or a place that also gives you close access to Puerto Plata — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of rental accommodations from leading travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, planning the ultimate Dominican Republic honeymoon, or coordinating a family vacation for 5, we can match you with a luxury villa in Puerto Plata that sleeps everyone comfortably. Finding your dream Dominican Republic vacation home in Puerto Plata has never been this easy!

Where Is Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic?

Situated in the northern region of the Dominican Republic, the city of Puerto Plata lies at the southern foot of Isabel de Torres Peak. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Puerto Plata is the largest city on the northern seaboard. The city sits 36 kilometers from Santiago de los Caballeros, 156 kilometers from Santo Domingo Norte, and 157 kilometers from Los Alcarrizos.

What Is Puerto Plata Known For?

Sitting on the northern shores of the Amber Coast of Dominican Republic, the colorfully authentic holiday resort of Puerto Plata is famed for its golden beaches and lengthy waterfront backed by all-inclusive beachfront resorts and an 18-hole golf course. Home to a wide-ranging list of tourist attractions, Puerto Plata is famed for being the first custom-built tourist destination in the Dominican Republic. Both an industrial city and an Elysian beach locale infused with a vibrant Caribbean flavor — beach bums, water sports enthusiasts, and sun-seekers are able to romp around on the white sandy beaches of Puerto Plata and either sip out of a coconut, plunge into the white waves or stretch out on the diamond-white threads of satin sand.

Places to Visit in Puerto Plata

  • Brugal Rum Center: Named after Catalonian expatriate Andres Brugal, a visit to the Brugal Rum Center offers visitors a chance to see the magic of turning sugarcane into one of the Dominican Republic's chief exports, rum. The largest producer of traditionally made rum in the Dominican Republic since 1888, Brugal is aged in roughly 200,000 American white oak barrels on-site at the distillery in Puerto Plata city. From golden brown to crystal clear, the rum you'll see, smell, and taste at the Brugal rum center will open your eyes to the possibility of what a refined drink rum can be.
  • Amber Museum of Puerto Plata: The amber mined in and around Puerto Plata is known for being some of the oldest and clearest gems in the Dominican Republic. Some of these remarkable specimens can be found at the Amber Museum of Puerto Plata. Peruse at your leisure and discover several fascinating specimens, including plants, insects, and other small creatures that were captured by the sticky sap and frozen in time, fossilized.

Popular Destinations Near Puerto Plata

  • Cabarete: Flanked by a four-mile stretch of white sand beach, Cabarete is a hotspot for the young, hip, and physically fit. With warm waters and consistent winds, the area here is considered one of the best in the world for kiteboarding. Once a fishing and farming hamlet and now the adventure-sports capital of the country, Cabarete booms with hip condos and new cosmopolitan development. When you discover this neighborhood that beats with the friendly Latin spirit, you’ll find a welcome, slightly raucous beach town, with plenty of independent accommodations, and a beach dining experience second to none.

Best Neighborhoods in Puerto Plata

  • Playa Dorada: Puerto Plata's primary hub of tourist activity, Playa Dorada is the golden stretches of satin sand where you will find most of the area's all-inclusive resorts and the bustle that accompanies them. In addition to a wealth of resort amenities, clusters of lounge chairs, and a collection of cabanas full of sunbathers, the beach itself is like an extended plaza, with entertainers and vendors patrolling the crowd. Live merengue music is almost unavoidable, and those who are just visiting for the day don't even have to leave the sand to get food, drinks, souvenirs, and a whole lot of fun.

Home-types in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Puerto Plata:

Points of interests in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Puerto Plata:
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