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.

Currency

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.

Health

Some vaccines are recommended or required for travel to the Dominican Republic, such as: Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, Cholera. Before leaving, be sure to make an appointment with a health professional. And remember: do not ingest anything that has not been boiled, cooked or peeled!

Passports

Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in Dominican Republic.

Weather

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

Language

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

Golf
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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