Released MAY 22, 2013 - © Travelzoo
The Dominican Republic is most popular for its white sand beaches, upscale resorts, spas and championship golf courses that you can enjoy when you travel to this lively destination. Puerto Plata has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Dominican.
Weather in the Dominican Republic does not vary too much throughout the year which makes it a year-round destination. The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius with June through September being the hottest months.
Puerto Plata Airport (POP) is the Dominican Republic's second largest airport. With the increase of all-inclusive packages, there are many flights to Puerto Plata from around the world. Flights to other resort areas, including Punta Cana (PUJ), La Romana (LRM) or Santo Domingo (HEX) are available from Puerto Plata. These are just some of the travel destinations in the Dominican Republic that offer cheap flights and cheap hotels if you go during the winter season.
There are a lot of things to do when in Puerto Plata. If you're the life of the party, make sure to travel during February when you can take part in Carnival. If you'd rather just take in the city, travel up the only aerial tramway in the Caribbean to the top of Pico Isabel de Torres. This 793 meter high mountain features a botanical garden and a replica of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue from Rio de Janeiro. Jewelry buffs can flock to the Amber museum and history buffs can travel over to Fortaleza San Felipe.
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