Activities in Puerto Plata

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Especially known for its picturesque beaches, Puerto Plata is a top destination for watersports.  There are numerous operations in this vibrant tourist town that cater to those who want to spend their time here sailing, snorkeling scuba diving, and fishing, but simply relaxing in the sand is a top activity.

What many people will discover when they arrive in Puerto Plata is that shopping is also a favored activity.  Not only can you shop daily at the farmer's market for fresh edible wares, but there is a bazaar in the Central Park area, and a handicraft market up the hill.  Sightseeing in the Old City is a must as well.  There you'll encounter historic homes and access to the fort ruins and several museums.  

At night, the city is even more colorful, as numerous nightclubs and bars open up.  Live music is constantly playing, and casino gambling is a possibility as well. 


Puerto Plata Diving

Just offshore of Puerto Plata, there are plenty of underwater sites to be seen from shallow reeds which are great for beginners to deep interconnecting tunnels for more advanced divers.

There are 8 dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. To get more information about diving in this area go to this page.


Large and strong fish are in abundance in the waters surrounding Puerto Plata. Traveling fisherman exploring the area will have no problem finding a charter to take them out and test their skills.

Like to fish? There are two charter operators located in this area. To see our complete page about deep sea fishing, go to this page.


Playa Dorada Golf Course

Like to golf? You might be pleased to learn there are a few area golf courses. The courses in the area are Playa Dorada Golf Course, Los Mangos Golf Course, and Costa Azul. To get additional information concerning the course all you have to do is click on the name of the course. Anyone needing to find out more concerning golf throughout Dominican Republic can do so by visiting this page.


Shopping in Puerto Plata

If there are some foks who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they may be interested to know that at least 22 retailers are located in this area. To find out about opportunities for shopping in and around Puerto Plata, click here.


Fortaleza San Felipe

Many visitors spend at least a day exploring the sights and sounds of Puerto Plata. Among other things, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Vacationers who like being outside will frequently have fun visiting the area's waterfall and outdoor parks. To read more about area sightseeing attractions, click here.


If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Puerto Plata. You can read this page regarding snorkeling if you'd like additional information.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to discover there's one in the area. Those needing to learn more concerning this topic can do so here.


Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata

If you enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Puerto Plata
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata Playa Dorada, 3.5 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata 2 check
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Playa Dorada, 3.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Puerto Plata 2 check
Caribbean Village Playa Dorada Playa Dorada, 3.0 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata 6 check
Sun Village Resort & Spa 3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Plata 3 check
Barcelo Puerto Plata All Inclusive Playa Dorada, 3.3 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata 2 check
Grand Oasis Marien All Inclusive Resort Playa Dorada, 2.0 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata 2 check

For example, Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Take a moment to look through this table for information about other activities. to learn more. for information concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Puerto Plata
Name Type Phone Location
Cine Galaxial Movie Theater (809) 320-1400 Puerto Plata
Diwa Dominicana Snorkeling Tour Operator (809) 261-3150 Puerto Plata
Jose Briceno Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 1.5 mi. Southeast of Downtown Puerto Plata
Ocean World Park Amusement/Theme Park -- 3.7 mi. Northwest of Central Puerto Plata
Sea Pro Caribbean Village Snorkeling Tour Operator (809) 320-2567 Playa Dorada, 3.0 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata

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