Category: Puerto Plata

the grand cathedral in the main park

Touring Puerto Plata, DR

One of the most interesting aspects of any destination is the cultural richness of its people and history, and Puerto Plata is no exception. Being the location of the first Spanish settlement of the Americas, this old town has a charm and beauty that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, mainly for the gorgeous beaches, historic landmarks and...

burlesque clowns in puerto plata parade

Puerto Plata Carnival

The Carnival of Puerto Plata is a colorful parade where the country`s cultural heritage is shown since its early beginnings, when the island inhabitants were called Taino. The masks and costumes become a sort of time machine that displays key social and cultural elements throughout the 500+ years gone by since the island was first found by Christopher Columbus on...