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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Puerto Plata Travel Tips

Getting to Puerto Plata Vacation Rentals

Puerto Plata is located on the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. The island has three international airports--one at Puerto Plata, one at Santiago and the other at Santo Domingo. The Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon International Airport is located between the towns of Puerto Plata and Sosua. It is a quick 15-minute drive from either town to the airport. The easiest way to get to and from the airport is by taxi. Alternatively, you can also rent a vehicle for the duration of your stay. The international airport hosts carriers from North America and Europe. There are regularly scheduled flights from most major hubs in the U.S. and Europe.

Puerto Plata Travel Attractions

A good way to orientate yourself to the island’s attractions is to take a guided tour of the island. Your tour guide will be able to provide you with a narration of the island’s history and highlight the most famous landmarks. Get a glimpse into the local culture when you pass through the villages. The San Felipe Fort near Puerto Plata is one of the few remaining colonial landmarks. You can also stop in at the local cigar factory where the local craftsmen roll as many as 300 cigars a day.

The Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino is the largest entertainment complex on the island. Possibly its greatest attraction is the opportunity for visitors to swim with dolphins. For people that enjoy the bright lights, the center offers entertainment and gambling late into the night. For a beautiful panoramic view of Puerto Plata, take the cable car to the top of Mount Isabel.

The beaches are possibly Puerto Plata’s greatest beauty. Soft white sands that stretch for miles and tourist facilities line the beachfront, providing refreshments and recreation to visitors. The main beach is known as long beach and has a house reef which can be reached when the tides are right for snorkeling and diving.

Travelers to Puerto Plata Villas

Puerto Plata attracts travelers who enjoy the sunshine and island lifestyle as well as a range of beach activities. The Dominican Republic is well known for its friendly locals and great island vibe. There are many night spots where you can experience the local sounds and culture. The merengue dance and music are unique to the island and easy to learn. Many travelers love to let their hair down and join in with the Latin rhythms. Visitors who enjoy the ocean will have loads to keep them entertained at Puerto Plata. From January to April, humpback whales use the island's shallows to mate and give birth to their young. Whale watching excursions can take you to see these gentle giants. Scuba diving is another of the island’s great attractions and divers come from far and wide to dive the beautiful reefs and warm tropical waters.

Best Time of Year to Travel to Dominican Republic Vacation Rentals

The Dominican Republic has a tropical and subtropical climate which results in year-round warm temperatures. The seasonal difference is related to the amount of humidity and rain that occurs. The rainy season occurs between May and October. On the days that it doesn’t rain, humidity remains high, making it feel even hotter. Between November and April is the dryer season when days are pleasantly warm and nights remain balmy. The most popular tourist season is during December and January and at this time of year, the resorts can get quite crowded. Depending on whether you enjoy bustling crowds or a quieter traveling season, you can choose when to travel to Dominican Republic vacation rentals.

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