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Puerto Plata

San Felipe de Puerto Plata, often referred to simply as Puerto Plata is the capital of the province of the Dominican Republic.
The founding year of Puerto Plata is considered 2 January 1494. The importance of Puerto Plata, as a port city, was lost in 1555, when he became one of the most popular places in the Antilles, which is visited by pirates.

The city was opened and built by the brothers Christopher and Bartholomew Columbus in 1496. In the first phase as a Spanish colony was considered the main commercial city and seaport on the island. In 1605 it was destroyed by order of Fernando III, to prevent the development of English piracy. The city grew under the influence of European immigrants who left cultural and social environment that is unique from other cities of the island.

Today, the city is famous for resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, located east of Puerto Plata, with more than 100,000 hotel rooms. In Puerto Plata International Airport Gregorio Luperon.
The only cableway in the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata. With it you can get to the Peak of Mount Isabel de Torres, a height of 793 meters.
At the top of the hill is the Botanical Garden area of ​​approximately 7 acres (28,000 m2), has more than 600 species of tropical plants and a small copy of the famous statue of Christ, which is located in Rio de Janeiro.Near the port of Puerto Plata is a fortress (Fortaleza San Felipe), which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison during the reign of dictator Rafael Trujillo. Amber Museum is also a famous place in this city of La Isabela – village built by Christopher Columbus, is located near Puerto Plata.

The municipality of Puerto Plata is known in the field of agribusiness and tourism is a major cause of economic growth throughout the country. Other types of income and economic development: management seaport, repair ships, fishing, production of rum, cigars, sugar cane.
Puerto Plata port receives cruise ships and cargo vessels and allows you to export a wide variety of goods, including agricultural products and manufactured goods from duty-free zones in the region.

Ocean World

This adventure park, nestled among reefs Cofresi Beach, one of the most charming places in the Dominican Republic. Park is the main attraction: the largest and most comprehensive park of its kind in the Caribbean.
Investment in this project is estimated at more than $ 45 million. The park includes: yacht club, 19 dolphins, beautiful and exotic birds, tigers, sharks, sea lions, stingrays. In the park is a popular casino nightclub.