Book flights to Puerto Plata (Dom. Rep.) (POP) with Eurowings for as little as £174.99*.
* Basic fare, unless indicated otherwise – checked luggage is subject to surcharges. Price per leg and person. Limited seating capacity.
San Felipe de Puerto Plata, as Puerto Plata (POP) is called officially, is the largest and most important city on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Its cultural attractions and diverse shopping opportunities make it very popular amongst tourists. Not far away there are idyllic beaches and countless hotel complexes that offer ideal conditions for a relaxed holiday. Puerto Plata (POP) dates back to the time of Christopher Columbus, who dropped anchor for the first time in the New World not far from the area in 1492 and named it “Silver Harbour” after the fog. Today, Puerto Plata (POP) represents the perfect starting point for excursions and tours throughout the entire Dominican Republic.
All around Puerto Plata (POP) you will find many exciting destinations that offer the right leisure activity for every taste. For example, visit the city’s own mountain, Pico Isabel de Torres, which can be reached directly from Puerto Plata (POP) by funicular. At a height of 800 metres, there is not only a botanical garden known for its exotic species of orchids but also a small replica of the statue of Christ that stands in Rio de Janeiro. The mountain region is also known for its generous amber resources. A visit to the Amber Museum in Puerto Plata (POP) is worthwhile for two reasons: It contains spectacular troves of the semiprecious stone and is also housed in one of the city’s most beautiful Victorian villas.
A holiday in the Dominican Republic, particularly in Puerto Plata (POP), would only be half as good without a generous amount of time spent at the beach on the sand and in the water. Playa Dorada is excellently suited for this. Still, Playa Grande beach is somewhat quieter and more natural. Not far from it is Gri-Gri lagoon, a small natural wonder surrounded by mangrove forests. The town of Cabarete enjoys great popularity amongst fans of all surfing sports. The good water and wind conditions entice windsurfers, kite surfers and surfriders from across the globe. Nowhere else can they find a surfing infrastructure of this quality, or the many restaurants, bars and clubs that cater to this hip target group.