About the destination

Founded in the 16th century, Puerto Plata has a rich cultural heritage for history buffs to discover. For the sportsmen, the seaside resorts of the city offer you beautiful conditions to practice nautical activities such as the kite-surf and the sail.


The official currency of the country is the Dominican Peso (DOP). US dollars and credit and debit cards are also accepted in tourist centers. Do not forget to give the dates of your stay in the Dominican Republic to your bank if you plan to use your cards at your destination.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends to consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and cholera. Please note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required to fly from Canada and to cross the United States border.


Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your arrival in the Dominican Republic.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 28 °C 19 °C 163 mm
February 28 °C 19 °C 134 mm
March 29 °C 20 °C 96 mm
April 29 °C 21 °C 115 mm
May 30 °C 22 °C 112 mm
June 32 °C 23 °C 71 mm
July 32 °C 23 °C 57 mm
August 32 °C 23 °C 67 mm
September 32 °C 23 °C 72 mm
October 32 °C 22 °C 114 mm
November 30 °C 21 °C 184 mm
December 29 °C 20 °C 240 mm


The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, but in the tourist areas, most people can also communicate with you in English. Before you leave, learn a few words and phrases in the local language. You’ll impress the locals!

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Enjoy the warmth of the south during the winter months to practice your favorite sport. With three golf clubs, Puerto Plata is sure to have a course that will please you!

Swim with dolphins
Have you always dreamed of swimming with dolphins? Well, it’s time to make that wish come true during your stay in Puerto Plata! Young and old are invited to come and pet and applaud the acrobatics of these adorable marine mammals.

Danajagun Waterfalls: natural water slides in the jungle
Discover the remote Damajagua Waterfalls, nestled in the hills of the Dominican Republic’s northern corridor, on this full-day tour from Puerto Plata. Explore the twenty-seven pristine waterfalls, cascading over limestone.

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