Birds flying above in Central parknear Blue JackTar Hotel

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Things to do in Playa Dorada

Puerto Plata as a destination has history and beautiful places to enjoy, whether visiting the unique cable car in the Caribbean the Puerto Plata Cable Car, exploring the historic city with its emblematic Victorian houses, adventure into the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua, a day with dolphins and sea lions in Ocean World, or just relax in the turquoise waters of Sosua beach. 

Playa Dorada shopping mall near Blue JackTar Hotel & Golf

​Playa Dorada Shopping Mall

​​From handicrafts to leather goods to all kinds of charming souvenirs, you can discover a wide range of quality retail goods at this popular mall.

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Aerial view of Playa Dorada Golf ground near Blue JackTar Hotel

Playa Dorada Golf Course

​​Enjoy a scenic game of golf among majestic coconut, mahogany and palm trees.

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Sky view of Anfiteatro de Puerto Plata near Blue JackTar Hotel

Puerto Plata Town

Whether you want to sample great restaurants, visit intriguing museums or enjoy a scenic cable car ride, Puerto Plata has much to offer.

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Aerial view of Cayo Arena beach near BlueJack Tar Hotel

Cayo Arena

Off these northwestern shores, boats depart to the offshore Cayo Arena–also known as Cayo Paraíso–offering exceptional diving for beginner levels, starting at five meters (16 feet).

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Poster of Ocean World Adventure Park near Blue JackTar Hotel

Ocean World Adventure Park

​Interact with ocean life in ways you've never encountered before.

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Aerial view of Sosua Beach near Blue JackTar Hotel

Sosua Beach

​Located in a sheltered cove that includes an offshore coral reef, this beach is a real treasure.

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Collage of 27 Waterfalls, Damajagua near Blue JackTar Hotel

​27 Waterfalls Of Damajagua

​Are you ready for a true adrenaline rush? Then take the guided tour up and around this complex of 27 waterfalls.

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View of Puerto Plata city streets near Blue JackTar Hotel

At the feet of the beautiful Isabel de Torres Mountain and the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Plata is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. It offers spectacular mountains, beaches and exuberant landscapes that also feature great historical and entertainment value. 

This charming city of about 328,000 inhabitants, built on the site of the original Spanish settlement dating back to the 1500s, has the best weather in the region. 

Its priceless historic legacy includes the stunning San Felipe Fort, dating from the XVI century. Additionally, you can experience the La Isabela ruins, which was the first Spanish settlement in The New World founded by Christopher Columbus. ​ 

The charming houses in Victorian-style, the central park and its roundabout, the iconic cable car and a magnificent seafront that reaches out along the Atlantic all combine with the warmth and friendliness of its people. With the promise of terrific activities that everyone can enjoy, Puerto Plata easily becomes the most complete tourist destination in Dominican Republic.