Puerto Plata

The Amber Coast -Puerto Plata is the capital- das roughly one third of the country's number of hotel rooms that for many is synonymous of relaxation. Jam-packed with tourists who don't expect less from their trip to the West Indies, can get a dreamy suntan in its lovely beaches. The city is outfitted with the country's second-largest major airport. In recent years, an important number of sports resorts, luxurious hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping malls and urban areas have popped up all around. The Isabel de Torres Hill, closing the city southward and climbable aboard a cable cart and crowned by a jaw-dropping statue of Christ the Redeemer, visitors can take pictures of spectacular panoramic views. Westward, travelers will happen on Fort San Felipe, one of the New World's oldest buildings and one major instance of the military constructions of the time. Near the Central Park, there're several sightseeing sites like the art-deco San Felipe Church, the old Restoration Loggia, the Amber Museum and the Brugal rum factory, one of the oldest in the country. The seawall starting by the San Felipe Fortress and stretching out for over 5 kilometers winds up in small-timed yet celebrated Dorada Beach (Golden Beach) that used to be a quiet farming and fishing location in the past. However, thanks in part to the tourist development of recent years, it has panned out to be one of the region's major locations. Moreover, Puerto Plata is especially distinguished by its more than 11 kilometers of nonstop beach -300,000 square meters of total surface that ties Cofresi and Sosua together.

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